Work starts on new phase of Saraya Bandar Jissah
Muscat, April 9, 2014
Saraya Bandar Jissah today (April 9) hosted the ground-breaking ceremony for the second major construction stage of Oman’s newest Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) near Muscat.
A ceremony to celebrate this major milestone was held at the site, in the heart of the touristic area to the southeast of Muscat, under the auspices of Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said, Representative to His Majesty the Sultan, in the presence of members of the Omani royal family, ministers, undersecretaries and business leaders.
Building on renewed confidence in the Oman real estate market and tourism growth, the $600 million Saraya Bandar Jissah is the first ITC to launch since 2007.
“We are honoured to welcome HH Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said to our project site,” said Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan AL Hosani, CEO of Saraya Bandar Jissah. “This second stage of construction reflects Saraya Bandar Jissah’s commitment to the development of a world class touristic destination in the beautiful natural surroundings of Oman. Over the past years we have been engaged in the preparatory works on site to ensure the future smooth flow of construction and timely delivery of an operational resort destination for residents to enjoy from day one.”
Saraya Bandar Jissah has adopted the vision of the Integrated Tourism Complex by ensuring that the master plan provides world class touristic elements whilst balancing the harmony of the residential community to create the destination of choice for the domestic and international markets.
At the heart of the touristic hospitality are the two five-star hotels situated on the beachfront affording unique and spectacular views around the secluded cove towards the Hajar mountains. The residential units, designed to maximize the outstanding natural beauty, offer spectacular locations within the meandering valleys affording panoramic views through the development towards the tranquil beachfront setting.
The 5 star hotels will be operated by internationally-renowned luxury hotels and resorts operator Jumeirah Group which will bring its expertise in developing leading destinations catering to both domestic and international tourists.
“The unique location of these stunning hotels encapsulates the beauty and history of Oman and will offer an unparalleled vacation experience within the region,” said Gerald Lawless, Jumeirah Group president and CEO. “For the people of Oman, the resort will provide the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life providing an idyllic retreat right on their doorstep.”
The first phase will be completed in 2017 delivering both Jumeirah Hotels, the recreational facilities and residential neighborhoods. - TradeArabia News Service