The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has received bids for the main construction package on the planned Jabal al-Akhdar Resort.

Omran received bids from eight contractors on 8 August.

The local Technical Contractors submitted the low bid of OR11m ($28.6m). This was about 19 per cent lower than the second-lowest bid of OR13.6m, submitted by the local Dawood Contracting. This was marginally lower than the OR13.8m bid submitted by the third-lowest bidder, the local/UK Carillion Alawi.

The hotel will be operated by the Singapore-based Alila Hotels & Resorts Group.

In March 2010, UK-based Atkins was awarded a OR752,000 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) .