The Red Sea Development Company, the developer behind the Red Sea Project, has announced that 10 of the 16 hotel brands are currently under development in the first phase of this huge Saudi Arabian project.
The Red Sea Project’s first phase of development is on track for completion by the end of 2023, with a total of 16 hotels set to offer 3,000 hotel rooms across 5 islands and 2 inland sites. In total it spans 28,000 square kilometers on Saudi Arabia’s west coast.
The Red Sea Project is being developed as an exquisite ultra-luxury destination, once complete, it will offer visitors the exclusive opportunity to explore a unique and diverse region of the world, including experiences for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and cultural explorers, and wellness seekers. With more than 200 km of untouched coastline, an archipelago of more than 90 unspoiled islands, dormant volcanoes, rich nature, and marine habitats, and ancient archaeological sites, the destination will set new standards in sustainable development and further position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.
With all the opulent resorts coming up and the variety and diversity of the project, we can see this area on top of the world's international wedding destinations.
Here's a look at 12 properties that are due to open at the Red Sea Project by the end of 2023:
Fairmont Red Sea
The resort will be situated next to an 18-hole championship golf course, reflecting the close association between the Fairmont brand and world-class golf offerings. The resort will feature 200 rooms, 7 Food & Beverage outlets, including overwater restaurants to take advantage of the views of the Red Sea and the mangroves, as well as, over 2,000 square meters of meeting and banqueting space, a greenhouse, and a spa center.
Grand Hyatt The Red Sea
The luxury resort hotel will have 430 rooms and is located on Shaura Island. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will feature a striking architectural “coral bloom” design, a unique concept that resembles a bloom of coral in the sea from above, that will offer a sense of luxury that blends seamlessly with the natural environment. A tasteful mix of suites and large standard rooms will provide guests with a comfortable and upscale place from which to explore the area’s diverse ecosystem and endless attractions.
The world-class food and beverage venues and the wider amenities of the hub island, which will include a marina and an 18-hole championship golf course, will complete the luxury hotel experience within a breathtaking setting.
InterContinental Resort Red Sea
Each of the resort's 210 sea-facing rooms will provide immediate beach access; allowing guests to step out onto the sands of the Red Sea from the terrace. The resort will also feature 7 different gastronomic experiences, sprawling pools, and recreational facilities, a spa, a health club, and meeting and events spaces for leisure and business travelers and groups.
The hotel will offer guests sweeping views of the desert and dramatic mountain landscapes, with unparalleled diversity for discerning global travelers.
Miraval Red Sea
Miraval is a Hyatt brand and this resort will have 180-rooms and suites including 20 villas. It will be on Shura Island.
It will have a "Life in Balance Spa", which is expected to be the largest within the Red Sea destination at nearly 3,700 square meters and 39 treatment rooms. The resort plans to offer a walking trail system, mangrove boardwalk, outdoor adventures, and several rooms for art, creative expression, music, wellness lectures, and hands-on workshops.
Restaurants will include a central dining room, the signature Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen, and a marketplace offering healthy cuisine.
Raffles Red Sea
Raffles Red Sea promises a nature-focused stay on Shaura Island. With 200 keys in total, the luxury haven will offer a selection of rooms and spacious suites, perfect for couples, friends, and families.
Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Raffles Red Sea will also have its own beach club and an extensive spa. There will be 6 food and beverage venues at the resort, with more details to come on these soon. Guests will enjoy what Raffles is calling a "hyper-personalized" experience during their stay at the five-star hotel.
Nujuma will be the brand’s first property in the Middle East and will join a portfolio that currently numbers 5 Ritz-Carlton Reserves worldwide. Situated on a set of private islands which are part of the Red Sea’s Blue Hole cluster, Nujuma will be designed to blend in with the environment.
The resort is expected to feature 63 one to four-bedroom water and beach villas, as well as a spa, swimming pools, multiple dining destinations, a retail area, and a variety of other leisure and entertainment offerings including a Conservation Centre. The property will also be home to 18 Ritz-Carlton Reserve branded residences.
Rosewood Red Sea
The development is comprised of a stunning marina offering a yacht club, commercial retail and dining options, as well as an 18-hole championship golf course.
The development will boast 149 guest rooms and suites, alongside elevated dining offerings including 3 restaurants, 2 lounges, a signature Manor Club and a central hub featuring authentic eateries.
St. Regis Red Sea Resort
The St. Regis Red Sea Resort marks the brand’s introduction in Saudi Arabia and the continued growth of its portfolio in the Middle East. Situated on a private island, the resort is expected to feature 90 villas, 2 signature restaurants, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa, in addition to a Children’s Club.
Expected to open in 2023, the exclusive resort will offer the brand’s visionary spirit, avant-garde style, and bespoke service.
SLS Red Sea
The project will bring 150 hotel rooms including 12 suites and 15 villas spanning over 800,000 square feet of single-story accommodation.
The property will feature expansive one, two, three, and four-bedroom Pool Villas each with ample space and the privacy afforded by one's own private swimming pool.
Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea
Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea will take guests on a journey into seldom-experienced nature, wildlife, and culture, setting new standards in sustainability and desert hospitality. Nestled in the desert dunes of the Red Sea Project, the Six Senses Southern Dunes is a 76-room resort that makes the most of the region's inland wadis and mountains.
The heart of the resort is the Oasis which gathers vibrant activities and functions under one roof, including the reception, lobby lounge, boutique, meeting spaces, and prayer rooms, plus a community lounge and Earth Lab. The Artisan Village will host four pods to tell the story of the region’s history and cultural heritage through arts and crafts, dance, and music. The all-day dining restaurant is complemented by a chef’s table and cooking school, along with a juice bar, brew bar, and water bar.
Open-plan villas offer from 1 to 4 bedrooms with interiors designed to reflect the desert surroundings and each comes with an outdoor terrace to allow travelers the chance to connect with nature. There will also be a Six Senses spa and a swimming pool as well.
The Red Sea EDITION
Located on the Red Sea Project's main island, Shaura, The Red Sea EDITION is slated to open in 2023 with 240 guestrooms, including one, two and three-bedroom suites. The property is set to reflect the best of its location's cultural and social milieu and of the time.
The hotel plans to offer 2 signature restaurants, a destination bar, beach bar, fitness center, swimming pool, and spa.