Dubai-based Alec has won a $53m contract to build a luxury hotel on Jabal al-Akhdar in Oman.

The Jabal Akhdar Anantara Hotel Resort & Spa will be the second five star hotel to be developed in the resort destination.

Oman-based Services & Trade Company (S&T) is Alec’s joint venture partner in the execution of the project. Engineering Innovation Design & Consulting (EIDC) are the design consultants, while Driver Consult Oman are the quantity surveyors.

The resort, which is a 50/50 joint venture between the government tourism investment company Omran and privately owned Musstir, is currently under construction adjoining the Al-Baleed Unesco World Heritage archaeological site in Salalah. It will feature 30 hotel rooms located in a central hotel building, 106 pool villas, health spa, recreational facilities and specialty restaurant.

Singapore-based Alila Hotels & Resorts has been selected to operate the property.