Alila Jabal Akhdar team meet with local community
Senior team reassures local residents ahead of Omani resort opening
The senior management team of Alila Hotels & Resorts visited Jabal Akhdar, Oman to meet with the local community ahead of the opening of the Alila Jabal Akhdar mountain resort, the group's first hotel in the Middle East.
Alila Hotels & Resorts president Mark Edleson, chief executive officer Frederic Flageat-Simon, and regional vice president for India and the Middle East Julian Ayers, accompanied by several senior team members, met with Deputy Wali, Sheikh Khalifa Al Boussaidi and other representatives of the community.
Mark Edleson, president of Alila Hotels & Resorts commented: “Alila properties stand out due to the ideal blend of luxury and innovative lifestyle, designed in harmony with and fully respecting the natural environment, and Alila Jabal Akhdar will deliver the brand promise in Oman.
“At Alila, we are strongly committed to social, cultural and environmental responsibilities, which we regard as essential for sustainable business practice. In all activities at the Alila Jabal Akhdar, we aim to respect and preserve the way of life and traditions of the local Omani community and endeavour to minimise our impact on the environment by adhering to a policy of sustainable operating procedures and standards."
“We are grateful to Sheikh Khalifa Al Boussaidi for giving us the opportunity to share our thoughts and look forward to a supportive partnership in advocating intellectual tourism for the region in Oman,” he added.
The exterior and interior of Alila Jabal Akhdar has been designed using raw materials sourced directly from local suppliers wherever possible, highlighting both Alila’s and Omran’s commitment to localise resources, so as to ensure a direct economic benefit for the local community.