Musstir, the hospitality and property development company of MB Group in Oman, and its 50 per cent joint venture partner, Omran, announced, last week, that further to a tender process Carillion Alawi has been named main contractor for the prestigious Al Baleed Hotel Resort & Spa in Salalah.
Part of the profit will be used to support the museum of the land of frankincense in the Al Baleed Archaeological Park Museum. The project is one of the first public private partnership (PPP) projects in Oman, a partner firms said in a press release.
Al Baleed Resort will become a key attraction of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al Baleed, the cradle of culture and trade in the Dhofar Governorate. The rich history of the ancient city will offer visitors an unforgettable experience, combined with the warm Omani hospitality. The resort is a further step in enriching the city of Salalah, and sets an example of how to create site-sensitive luxury, whilst conserving Oman’s rich natural environment.
Musstir said it remains committed to sustaining and adding value to Omani society, the environment and the economy, through all its projects.
Carillion Alawi is expected to start mobilisation next month, and work is anticipated to be completed in 24 months.
The resort will feature a total of 136 rooms, operated by Anantara, based in Thailand. The hotel will be composed of 106 one-, two-, and three-bedroom chalets, most with their own private courtyard swimming pools, ensuring a total privacy. The main hotel building will house 30 additional guest rooms, recreation facilities, spa, food & beverage outlets; themed restaurants and function areas, the release added.