Alila Salalah earmarked for 2018 opening

The Alila Salalah, which will be located on a beach, is set to open 20-24 months from now, reveals Julian Ayers

Alila Jabal Akhdar acting general manager Julian Ayers
Alila Jabal Akhdar acting general manager Julian Ayers

After announcing the project in 2014, the Alila Salalah is back on track, with construction having started on the new hotel.

Alila Hotels & Resorts regional vice president and Alila Jabal Akhdar acting general manager Julian Ayers told Hotelier that the 110-key hotel is "currently just starting construction".

He continued: "We are hoping that in around 20-24 months, we should be able to launch [the hotel]."

The Salalah hotel is located on the beach, which will "contrast quite nicely" to the existing Alila Jabal Akhdar, which is nestled in the mountains.

Ayers revealed that while details had yet to be finalised, the Alila Salalah will have around three F&B outlets, modestly sized conference and banqueting facilities, and a spa.

He declined to reveal other projects in the region, simply telling Hotelier Middle East: "Not that we can talk about."

The Alila Salalah is being launched with the Oman Investment Fund (OIF).

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