The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has extended the submission date to 8 August for the main construction package on the planned Jabal al-Akhdar Resort.

The original submission date was 18 July. The hotel will be operated by the Singapore-based Alila Hotels & Resorts Group.

In March 2010, UK-based Atkins was awarded a OR752,000 ($1.95m) contract to design the hotel resort. The hotel will consist of two main buildings and a cluster of two-story buildings with guest accommodation.

The front of the main buildings will contain restaurants, bar and kitchen facilities. The rear section of the main building will contain housekeeping, laundry and security facilities. Guest rooms will be divided into two-storey buildings containing four or six units (MEED 15:6:11).