Taameer Investments appointed GAJ as lead consultant to design their first hotel development in Oman, which is to be operated by Shaza Group. The hotel is to be positioned as an international 5-star luxury hotel, and is located on the beach in Salalah, adjacent to the existing Hilton Hotel. The hotel is aimed primarily at the GGC market, however international travellers are also expected. The hotel consists of 286 keys, with both hotel rooms (standard rooms and suites) and hotel villas (honeymoon and spa). The hotel also includes five food and beverage outlets, a ballroom, meeting facilities, external landscaped pool deck, spa, health club, kids club and executive lounge.
GAJ as lead consultant are responsible for all pre contract services, local authority approvals and are also responsible for closely liaising with the site supervision consultant, due to the fast track nature of the construction programme. Construction programme has been split into three phases, Enabling Works, Superstructure and Main Contract. The Enabling Works is complete, Superstructure Works are nearing completion, and the Main Contract is due to be awarded by August 2016.