ALILA TO EXPAND INTO OMAN
New opening in spectacular Jabal Akhdar mountain region set for 2014
09 July 2012
Boutique Asian hotelier, Alila Hotels & Resorts will expand into Oman in early 2014 with the opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar, the first luxury resort development in the stunning mountainous Jabal Akhdar region of Oman.
Set 2000 metres above sea level just two hours drive from Muscat, the resort will provide access to one of Oman’s most spectacular and untapped areas.
Overlooking a dramatic gorge and with views of the Hajar mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar will be perfectly positioned to explore the region’s renowned rugged landscapes; a haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking an escape from the desert heat.
Alila Jabal Akhdar will feature 78 rooms, six suites and two royal villas along with a cliff-side restaurant, pool, spa, fitness centre and events space. The project is developed by Omran, the government owned tourism investment, development and management company, with design by P49 and architectural consultancy by W S Atkins. Alila is working closely with all partners throughout the development process.
Mark Edleson, President Alila Hotels & Resorts commented, “The Jabal Akhdar region is the perfect location for our first foray into the Middle East. Its combination of interesting natural eco-systems, physical beauty and intriguing history and culture perfectly fit within our development philosophy.”
Long a magnet for Gulf visitors attracted by its temperate Mediterranean climate and natural beauty, the Jabal Akhdar region is being sensitively developed to appeal to the international tourism market, with investment in its infrastructure.
The opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar is part of an exciting development pipeline for Alila, with projects also currently underway in Indonesia along with future expansion into China and Europe.
For further information please contact:
Alila Hotels and Resorts
Phone: +65 6735 8300