ALEC awarded $53mn contract for luxury Oman resort
Dubai-based company to build Jabal Akhdar Anantara Hotel Resort & Spa
Dubai-based construction firm Al Jaber Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) has been awarded a $53mn contract to build a new luxury property in Jabal Al Akhdhar.
The Jabal Akhdar Anantara Hotel Resort & Spa will be the second 5-star hotel to be developed in the resort destination.
Owned by a major Omani government pension fund, the 115 keys resort will also feature a spa, teen fitness club, kids club, garden villas, cliff edge villas, a presidential villa, utilities rooms, and other amenities.
Oman-based Services & Trade Co LLC (S&T) is ALEC’s joint venture partner in the execution of the Jabal Akhdar hotel project. Engineering Innovation Design & Consulting (EIDC) are the design consultants, while Driver Consult Oman LLC are the quantity surveyors.
The five-star property, which is a 50/50 joint venture between the government tourism investment company Omran and privately owned Musstir LLC, is currently under construction adjoining the Al Baleed Unesco World Heritage archaeological site in Salalah.
The resort, featuring 30 hotel rooms located in a central hotel building, 106 pool villas, health spa, recreational facilities and specialty restaurant, is due to be launched in 2016.
While the property is slated for launch during 2016, the mountain region’s first 5-star hotel — the Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort — is already preparing to open its doors to guests during the first half of this year.
Singapore-based Alila Hotels & Resorts has been selected by owners, Omran, to operate the property.