Alila Hotels & Resorts will expand into Oman in late 2013 with the opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar, a luxury resort development in the stunning mountainous Jabal Akhdar region of Oman.

Set 2000 metres above sea level just two hours drive from Muscat, the resort will provide access to one of Oman’s most spectacular and untapped areas. Overlooking a dramatic gorge and with views of the Hajar mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar will be a perfect base from which to explore the region’s renowned rugged landscapes; a haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking an escape from the desert heat.

Alila Jabal Akhdar will feature 78 rooms, six suites and two royal villas along with a cliff-side restaurant, pool, spa, fitness centre and events space. The project is being developed by Omran, the government owned tourism investment, development and management company, with design by P49 and architectural consultancy by W S Atkins.

Mark Edleson, President Alila Hotels & Resorts, 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.”