Saraya Bandar Jissah in ground-breaking ceremony
$600mn Oman ITC moves to second major construction stage
Saraya Bandar Jissah has hosted the ground-breaking ceremony for the second major construction stage of Oman’s newest Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC), located southeast of Muscat.
A ceremony to celebrate the milestone was held at the site under the auspices of the Honorable H.H Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said, Representative to His Majesty, in the presence of members of the Omani royal family, ministers, undersecretaries and business leaders who were welcomed by Saraya Bandar Jissah board members and CEO.
Saraya Bandar Jissah is the first ITC to launch since 2007. Promoted as Oman’s newest luxury address this $600mn project is taking shape on site.
“We are honoured to welcome H.H Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said to our project site,” said Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan AL Hosani, CEO of Saraya Bandar Jissah. “This second stage of construction reflects Saraya Bandar Jissah’s commitment to the development of a world class touristic destination in the beautiful natural surroundings of Oman. Over the past years we have been engaged in the preparatory works on site to ensure the future smooth flow of construction and timely delivery of an operational resort destination for residents to enjoy from day one.”
At the heart of the ITC are the two 5 star hotels situated on the beachfront affording views around the secluded cove towards the Hajar mountains. The residential units offer locations within the meandering valleys affording panoramic views through the development towards the beachfront setting.
The 5 star hotels will be operated by internationally-renowned luxury hotels and resorts operator Jumeirah Group.
“The unique location of these stunning hotels encapsulates the beauty and history of Oman and will offer an unparalleled vacation experience within the region,” said Gerald Lawless, Jumeirah Group president and CEO. “For the people of Oman, the resort will provide the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life providing an idyllic retreat right on their doorstep.”
The first phase will complete in 2017 delivering both Jumeirah Hotels, the recreational facilities and residential neighborhoods.
Saraya Bandar Jissah is located on the outskirts of Muscat on a secluded beach surrounded by the Hajar Mountains. The destination will be built on 2.2m m2 of land with an expansive beachfront and a high point of 250 metres. It is being developed in partnership between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman’s tourism development and investment arm, Omran and Saraya Oman.