Alila Hotels & Resorts is to expand into Oman late next year with the opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar, the first luxury resort development in the Jabal Akhdar region of Oman.

Set 2,000m above sea level and two hours’ drive from Muscat, the resort will provide access to one of Oman’s most unexplored areas and is being sensitively developed to appeal to the international tourism market.

Overlooking a gorge and with views of the Hajar mountains, the resort will be ideally  positioned to explore the region’s landscapes.

Facilities will include 78 rooms, six suites and two royal villas along with a cliff-side restaurant, pool, spa, fitness centre and events space. The project is managed by Omran, the government owned tourism development company.

Mark Edleson, president of the company, said: “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.”

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