(MENAFN - Arab News) Saraya bandar jissah the company developing oman's newest integrated tourism complex announced that construction work had commenced on the resort hotel.
leighton middle east contracting llc the local oman arm of the habtoor leighton group (hlg) has been appointed for the hotel construction said a press release.
hlg will be responsible for carrying out all civil works mep work and finishes.
this will also include infrastructure preparation and landscaping.
hlg has wide experience in construction including hotel developments commercial and retail developments residential developments hospitals and health care facilities and government buildings.
jose antonio lopez-monis hlg ceo and managing director said hlg is pleased to be involved in a project that will help contribute to oman's economy and enhance the region's attraction as a popular tourist destination.
'this is our first contract with saraya bandar jissah and we are proud to be selected as the main contractor to deliver what will be a flagship hotel in the region" he said.
this hotel project part of the first construction phase along with the boutique hotel recreational facilities and residential neighborhoods will be completed in 2017.
the two hotels will together form the major leisure components of saraya bandar jissah.
'saraya bandar jissah is pleased to be working with hlg who has delivered quality projects throughout the region. we look forward to a successful work partnership to deliver this flagship property" commented sheikh hamood al-hosni ceo of saraya bandar jissah.
the 5-star hotel will be operated by jumeirah group the internationally-renowned luxury hotels and resorts operator which will bring its expertise in developing leading destinations catering to both domestic and international tourists.
the resort hotel which is nestled against the mountainside and presents spectacular views of the secluded beachfront and sea from its raised entrance and reception features world-class facilities and services.