By Louise Birchall
Oman Tourism awards construction tenders worth $62.3m for hotels in Musandam, Al Dhakaliya
Two tenders worth OR24 million ($62.3m) have been awarded
for the construction of the Khasab Hotel in the Governorate of Musandam and a
hotel in Jabal Al Akhdar in Al Dhakaliya, Oman.
The two hotels are being developed by Oman Tourism
Development Company (Omran).
The Khasab Hotel will be situated near the centre of town
near the local port on a reclaimed peninsula designated for tourism and
The site overlooks the sea and features 110 guestrooms
including, suites, studios and duplexes, in addition to studio rooms for people
with special needs.
Operated by Singapore-based hotel chain, Alila, the hotel in
Jabal Al Akhdar is a luxury hotel and spa development and will feature 86
suites and spa facilities, alongside a cliff-side restaurant and pool. Alila
could not reveal the hotel’s opening date.
“With the nation’s drive to boost tourism by attracting 12
million visitors before 2020, it is crucial that we build sufficient
infrastructure to ensure that additional hospitality venues are available in
key destinations outside Muscat to meet this anticipated growth,” said Nasser
bin Khamis Al Jashmi, chairman of Omran.
“Both Khasab and Jabal Al Akhdar are witnessing an increasing
number of tourists who would like to explore the hidden treasures of the
Sultanate. Providing quality hotels, value-added services and appointing the
right partners will ultimately result in bringing these new projects to life
and identifying opportunities that will support the long-term strategy of the
Sultanate’s tourism sector,” he added.
Omran is also developing the The Duqm Crowne Plaza Hotel and
Duqm City Hotel, both due to open in Oman this year.