Boutique Asian hotelier Alila Hotels & Resorts announced its expansion plans into Oman in late 2013 with the opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar, the first luxury resort development in the mountainous Jabal Akhdar region of Oman.
Overlooking a gorge and with views of the Hajar mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar will feature 78 rooms, six suites and two royal villas along with a cliff-side restaurant, pool, spa, fitness center 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.
According to Mark Edleson, president of Alila Hotels & Resorts, 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.”
The opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar is part of the development pipeline for Alila, with projects also currently underway in Indonesia, along with future expansion into China and Europe.