Alila Jabal Akhdar is a boutique hotel consisting of 86 suites, a spa, meeting facilities, restaurants and all related support facilities.
It is set to be an exceptional addition to the high-end tourist destinations in the Gulf region, and a catalyst for further developments in this stunning part of Oman.
Sustainability was a strong driver for the project’s architects and engineers. In order to maximise the use of local materials and reduce the energy footprint, the development is designed to make the best use of carbon critical principles and to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
The project has demonstrated industry best practices in line with LEED principles, some of which include:
- use of local rocks retrieved during excavation for the stone masonry;
- international standards of recycling practice;
- minimisation of disturbance to the existing natural landscape, flora and fauna, and to local people living in the vicinity;
- water conservation practices, including use of curing compound to mitigate the scarcity of water;
- management of robust processes to identify and mitigate risks.
The development’s landscape design is focused on minimising the use of water through a selection of gravels, paving and a palette of plant species accustomed to the Jabal Akhdar climate and soil conditions.