6 stylish new hotels set to open in Riyadh
Get ready to step inside the capital’s newest contenders…
An influx of noteworthy openings makes right now an exciting time for the hotel scene in Riyadh. From boutique design-led properties to the newest grand hotels, these are the new places that we can’t wait to check into for our next staycation.
The St. Regis Riyadh
Slated to open in the coming months, The St. Regis Riyadh will be the only hotel at the stylish new Via Riyadh development, located at the entrance of the Diplomatic Quarter. It will have 83 guestrooms, including 23 suites, two signature restaurants, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, and a spa. The hotel will also feature its signature hallmarks and traditions, including its bespoke butler service and avant-garde style. On its doorstep are an array of high-fashion boutiques and upscale restaurants, as well as a luxurious Vox Cinema.
Envi Wadi Hanifah
From 2024, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy a glamping experience amongst nature if you’re in Riyadh, as Envi Lodges are set to open a boutique eco-retreat in Wadi Hanifah. Located in the middle of the Najd Plateau, it’s set to be the perfect spot for your next staycation, with guests able to check in to one of 50 pods each home to a large outdoor seating area, BBQ and its own private pool. At the resort’s heart, guests will be encouraged to meet and mingle at the experiential garden, complete with alfresco dining area, a fire pit for sharing stories, a swimming pool, and a creative space for an array of artsy activities. Relaxation programmes, a meditation facility, and treatments with locally sourced products will all form part of the offering.
Red Palace by Boutique Hotels
First announced in early 2022, Saudi Arabia has launched its own luxury hospitality brand called Boutique Group, that’s set to turn two historic palaces in Riyadh into ultra-luxury boutique hotels. The hotels will draw on the traditional hospitality and vibrant heritage and culture of the Kingdom and fuse it with modern amenities to create an exclusive guest experience experience. Once ready to welcome guests, Riyadh’s Red Palace will feature 46 luxury suites and 25 luxury guest rooms.
Tuwaiq Palace by Boutique Hotels
The second of two luxury palaces being converted into dazzling boutique stays, Twaiq Palace will be home to 40 luxury palace suites and 56 elegant villas. Alongside lavish accommodations, Boutique Group will develop an array of fine-dining, wellness and cultural experiences in keeping with the ultra-luxury setting for each property.
Hotel Indigo Riyadh
Set to open in 2025, the hotel brand signed a management agreement with Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City for the property, which will comprise of 234 guestrooms and suites, as well as 138 serviced apartments. You can also look forward to dining three dining options. These include a neighbourhood cafe, a speciality dining venue, and an exquisite lobby lounge. The hotel will be opening in Riyadh’s Irqah area along Wadi Hanifa. Hotel Indigo will be in the city’s Al Mishraq Zone. Guests at the hotel will also be able to check out the city’s multiple cultural experiences at Wadi Hanifah, Al Turaif and Bujairi Terrace.
Mondrian Riyadh Al Malga
Mondrian Hotels are known for their dazzling design and local-first approach, and the brand’s first Saudi Arabian hotel is coming to Riyadh. Although we’ll have to wait until 2026 to check-in to Mondrian Riyadh Al Malga, it’s set to be worth the wait, with a design-centric collection of rooms and suites, and mouthwatering selection of restaurants. Parent company Ennismore has announced that the 200 key property will be made up of 130 standard rooms and a further 70 serviced apartments that will range in size from one to three bedrooms. The wellness area will be given a social edge to allow for Mondrian’s progressive programming, and there will be plenty of events spaces to cater to occasions of all sizes.