Glamping goals: Envi Lodges unveils designs for Al Ahsa eco-retreat
It looks stunning…
Dreaming of escaping the city? Then get ready for an eco-adventure as Envi Lodges prepares to welcome guests in 2024. From next year, you’ll be able to check-in to Envi Al Nakheel, the launch project from the GCC born luxury eco-lodge company, which will welcome guests to discover the breathtaking surrounds of UNESCO World Heritage listed Al Ahsa Oasis.
The largest oasis in the world, Al Ahsa is found in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, roughly three and a half hours from Riyadh, and is home to 2.5 million date palms. So, it’s no surprise that Envi Al Nakheel will be landscaped around its own date palm farm. One of three luxury eco-lodges set to open in the Al Ahsa region, there will be just 25 one- and two-bedroom pods, making this a boutique stay for your next glamping getaway.
All three eco-lodge offerings will be within driving distance of each other, making them a fun circuit for those looking to experience each of the different concepts.
Guests can also look forward to further plush facilities including a rusic-luxe arrival pavilion, farm-to-table restaurant, a cafe, spa, kids’ club and swimming pool. The resort has been designed by Thai-based Fractal Architects, with colours and textures designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. Kristina Zanic Consultants, responsible for the interiors, have followed a similar aesthetic, drawing on the millennia-old heritage of Al Ahsa.
Envi’s low-impact, eco-friendly values mean that the design and interiors will incorporate sustainable building practices and organic materials, working around the landscape rather than harming it. Where possible, locally-sourced finishes and textures will dictate the design.
“Our debut project, Envi Al Nakheel, is not only a design triumph, but demonstrates our steadfast commitment to sustainability, with each eco-lodge inspired by the location and built with local and sustainable materials that mitigate damage to the environment,” said Nöelle Homsy, co-founder of Envi Lodges.
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