9 luxury hotel brands to open at The Red Sea Project
Edition, Jumeirah, Raffles, Six Senses, SLS and St Regis are part of the star-studded line-up…
Nine of the world’s most luxurious hotel and resort brands are set to open in the first phase of The Red Sea Project, a large-scale tourism development on the western coast of Saudi Arabia.
The star-studded line-up includes Edition Hotels, St Regis Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, SLS Hotels & Residences, Grand Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Six Senses, and Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts.
Properties will range in size from 76 to 430 rooms and suites.
Here’s what we know about the first phase of the development
The properties mentioned above will be the first of 16 hotels to open in the destination during phase one.
Due to be completed by the end of 2023, the properties will offer 3,000 hotel rooms across the 16 properties, spanning five islands and two inland sites.
We’re excited to announce our partnerships with 9 international hotel brands to operate 9 of the 16 world class resorts set to open in phase one of #TheRedSea Project. They will collectively offer more than 1,700 keys of the 3,000 planned. Read more: https://t.co/YmWaCRe6y1 pic.twitter.com/zz2OLzX6cm
— The Red Sea Development Company (@TheRedSeaGlobal) October 27, 2021
The first phase of development will also include a luxury marina, an 18-hole championship golf course, entertainment and leisure facilities, and The Red Sea International Airport that will reportedly be accessible by 80 per cent of the world’s population in less than eight hours.
Creating a world-leading barefoot luxury destination
Each luxury hotel brand will offer visitors something different when it comes to dining, leisure, and facilities.
However, the properties have agreed to work together to meet the sustainability standards of The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) and the broader commitment towards regenerative tourism development.
“Hospitality is the anchor of The Red Sea Project. We are determined to create a world-class luxury destination, and the hotel brands we partner with play a crucial role in delivering on this ambition,” said Jay Rosen, chief financial officer at TRSDC.
John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC, added, “Saudi Arabia is accelerating its development of a new tourism offering in the Kingdom, fuelled by the ambitious Vision 2030 program. Our collective mission is not only to curate a hospitality portfolio of architectural distinction but to also introduce our guests to new destinations and experiences.”
Welcome to the world’s last natural hidden treasure
The Red Sea Project is envisioned as an exquisite luxury resort destination established across 50 untouched natural islands in a lagoon, stretching 200 kilometres of stunning coastline.
Upon completion in 2030, the site will host 50 hotels offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and approximately 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites.
Details of the six remaining international hotel brand partnerships are expected to be revealed in the coming months.
The Red Sea International Airport is also expected to serve up to one million passengers per year by 2030.