(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Saraya Bandar Jissah, the company developing Oman's newest integrated tourism complex, recently announced the commencement of construction work on the resort hotel.
Leighton Middle East Contracting LLC, the local arm of the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), one of the leading diversified international contractors in the Middle East, has been appointed for the hotel construction. HLG will be responsible for carrying out all civil works, MEP work and finishes. This will also include infrastructure preparation and landscaping, a press release said.
HLG has wide experience in construction including hotel developments, commercial and retail developments, residential developments, hospitals and healthcare facilities and government buildings.
HLG chief executive Jos Antonio L?pez-Mon?s, said the company is pleased to be involved in a project that will help contribute to Oman's economy and enhance the region's attraction as a 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 neighbourhoods, 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,'' said Sheikh Hamood al Hosni, chief executive of Saraya Bandar Jissah.
The five-star hotel will be operated by Jumeirah Group, which will bring its expertise in developing leading destinations catering to both domestic and international tourists.