Staycation goals: 3 exciting new hotels set to open in AlUla
So many staycations, so little time…
AlUla is undoubtedly a bucket-list destination with countless experiences set against beautiful and unspoiled landscapes. There’s an exciting lineup of new hotels set to open in AlUla this year and next as the hotel scene continues to expand: The Chedi Hegra, Dar Tantora, and Sharaan Resort.
Here’s all we know so far about each of them:
The Chedi Hegra
The legendary Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first official UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a collection of 110 tombs set in the middle of the desert. It’s here that guests will be able to check in to The Chedi Hegra: a new boutique luxury hotel opening in Q4 2023. The Chedi Hegra will be built directly into already existing structures including an old railway station, Hegra Fort, and surrounding buildings. Each of the 35 guest rooms are designed to evoke the “art of travel” with minimal interiors to bring the focus to the surrounding environment as well as custom lanterns and leather furniture honouring the heritage.
Named after AlUla’s famous sundial, Dar Tantora is set to open in AlUla’s Old Town. Slated to open in 2024, the boutique 30 hotel rooms are made from sensitively restored mudbrick buildings bringing back a touch of ancient living with just a hint of luxury. The eco-hotel will give guests a wonderful sense of history for an authentic AlUla experience. There are up to five rooms with traditional decor and minimal modern technology to ensure you can fully relax and go off the grid for a little bit. Other amenities include a pool, spa, restaurant, and café.
Sharaan Resort by Jean Nouvel
Built into the Sharaan Nature Reserve mountain, Sharaan Resort is designed by legendary French architect Jean Nouvel. The luxurious 53-key resort will be split into suites and villas, with a fine-dining restaurant that will sit up a glass elevator and atop the mountain, offering panoramic views of the surroundings. Working in harmony with its environment, the resort’s construction is inspired by the Nabataean inhabitants who crafted their monuments as integral to the local landscape more than 2,000 years ago. The resort will also be home to an international summit centre which will host events and leaders from around the world, with a total of 13 hospitality pavilions.