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.

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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.

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.

The Red Sea Project

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.”

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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.

Watch this space to learn more about each luxury hotel under development in the first phase of the project

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