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Saraya Bandar Jissah, Habtoor Leighton Group sign construction contract

Saraya Bandar Jissah signs OR37m construction contract with Habtoor Leighton Group for construction of the second Beachfront Five Star Hotel

Saraya Bandar Jissah, the developer of the newest luxurious Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) announced that the company has awarded the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) a contract to construct the second Five Star Hotel located on the stunning beachfront of Bandar Jissah bay.

Within the terms of the contract, the renowned construction company will undertake, structural and civil works, fit-out and interior works, final finishes and fixtures and Equipment (FF&E), along with Mechanical, electrical and plumbing services (MEP), and External Finishes, roads, car parking and landscaping. Habtoor Leighton Group’s building expertise encompasses hotel developments, commercial and retail developments, residential developments, hospitals and healthcare facilities, education and cultural developments, industrial facilities, sports facilities and government/defence buildings. By signing this contract HLG will be constructing both of Saraya Bandar Jissah’s second five star hotels as they already signed the construction of the other hotel.

The second Five Star Hotel operated by Jumeirah Group at Saraya Bandar Jissah will provide 112 rooms in unparalleled style. Modelled on the traditional Omani village architecture, the hotel will be structured around three levels with different heights flowing down to the beach level. These are based on the three traditional lifestyle locations in Oman: ‘Jebel’ or mountain living on the topmost level, ‘Bustan’ or green oasis living in the middle, and ‘Shat’ee’ or beach living on the lower level. Poised for a grand opening in 2017, the two hotels form the major leisure and hospitality components of Saraya Bandar Jissah.

On signing with HLG, the CEO of Saraya Bandar Jissah, Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan Al Hosni said, “The second Five Star Hotel managed by Jumeirah Group is expected to add great value to the tourism industry of the Sultanate and Habtoor Leighton Group has built various impressive structures in the GCC to critical acclaim and to the highest levels of quality. The architecture of the hotel also blends beautifully with the surrounding location’s natural beauty. We congratulate them on being awarded the contract and look forward to working with Habtoor Leighton Group to build the breath-taking second Five Star Hotel. We are confident that with a leading contractor like HLG, the development will not only be built with the highest construction standards but with the envisioned splendour.”

On being awarded the prestigious second Five Star Hotel contract, HLG CEO and Managing Director, Mr. José A. López-Monís said, “HLG has delivered numerous large-scale hotel developments across the Middle East. We specialise in combining regionally-specific design elements with modern architectural features and finishes. The Saraya Bandar Jissah second Five Star hotel encompasses unique elements we look forward to constructing. It is a proud moment for us as it is a pleasure to work with Saraya Bandar Jissah.”

HLG’s design and build solutions incorporate luxury guest rooms, suites and exclusive penthouses with ballrooms and convention centres. In addition, HLG’s hotel developments include beach clubs, health spas, restaurants, retail and entertainment facilities.

Saraya Bandar Jissah, which is being developed in partnership between Omran and Saraya Oman, is located on Bandar Jissah bay in Muscat and surrounded by the Hajar Mountains. Saraya Bandar Jissah is set to be home to 398 exclusive residential units, spacious hilltop villas, stylish town-houses and luxury apartments – all with attractive waterfront and mountainside views.

Scheduled for a grand opening in 2017, two 5 Star hotels operated by Jumeirah Group will form the major leisure components of Saraya Bandar Jissah, providing their guests with a luxurious and relaxing home away from the day-to-day rigours of life. For more information of Saraya Bandar Jissah’s activities, click on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube pages. For a detailed construction update please visit our Blog.