16 incredible hotels at The Red Sea set to open by 2025

Some of the biggest names in the luxury hotel business will make their debut by the end of next year…

The endless allure of The Red Sea’s varied topography – from dormant volcanoes to rolling deserts, sugary beaches and crystalline waters – is set to make this a must-visit destination on the global tourism map. While the first two hotels are already welcoming guests, by the end of next year, you’ll have a choice of 16 luxury resorts to enjoy, from futuristic overwater villas to rustic-luxe desert retreats.

Two hotels are now open, a further three will open this year, and then 11 more will debut by the end of 2025. By completion in 2030, The Red Sea will feature some 50 hotels, 8,000 rooms, up to 1,000 residential properties and its own international airport.

Let’s take a look at all the confirmed hotels opening at The Red Sea so far.

Now open

Six Senses Southern Dunes

Six Senses Southern Dunes spa pathway

Six Senses Southern Dunes became the first hotel at The Red Sea when it opened at the end of 2023. One of only two hotels opening on an inland site at The Red Sea, this landmark resort is nestled within desert mountains and narrow wadis, reachable via an hour drive from the Red Sea International Airport. The 76-room resort is split between 36 guest rooms in the main building, and a collection of 40 villas ranging in size from one to four bedrooms are dotted strategically across the peaks to offer panoramic views of the breathtaking natural landscape. Everything centres around the Oasis, where the hotel reception, lobby, community lounges, and meeting spaces are located. It also houses the brand’s signature Earth Lab, an ecology area showcasing their sustainability efforts to reduce consumption, produce locally, and support communities and ecosystems.


The St Regis Red Sea Resort

Situated on a private island within the Ummahat Islands archipelago, The St Regis Red Sea Resort is the first island hotel at The Red Sea to welcome guests. Set a 45-minute boat ride or 15 minutes via speedboat from the shore, this resort is a fusion of splashy St Regis glamour and beautiful natural touches that celebrate the local environment. It features a collection of 90 villas – some overwater and some dune villas that dot the beachfront – a duo of signature restaurants (including a sunset-facing reef restaurant), plus a kids’ club, beach club with luxe cabanas and a pool, an oceanic-inspired St Regis Bar, and a pampering spa complete with vitality pool, lap pool, and a VIP suite with plunge pool.


Opening in 2024

Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve joins an ultra-exclusive collection of just five Ritz-Carlton Reserves around the world when it opens in May 2024. The second resort in Ummahat Islands, neighbouring St Regis, it’s a love letter to Saudi heritage and culture, while offering all the luxury touches the modern traveller would expect. Guests checking-in will have a choice of 63 one- to four-bedroom overwater and beach villas, and five-star amenities will range from a lavish spa and swimming pools, to an array of restaurants designed to feel like you’re in someones grand summer home. Edu-tainment will be high on the agenda, and as such, a Conservation Center will offer insight into the protection of the local landscape, and acitvities will include scuba diving, star gazing, and local crafts.


Desert Rock

First announced in September 2021, Desert Rock is one of two inland resorts coming to the first phase of The Red Sea, alongside Six Senses. The 60-key, hyper-luxury resort is dramatically situated within the craggy rocks of The Red Sea, and is designed to blend modern architecture into the natural landscape. Desert Rock will feature 48 luxury villas and 12 hotel rooms that offer uninterrupted spectacular views of the surrounding desert. A range of accommodation will be available, from ground level dwellings to crevice hotel suites midway up the mountain. A select number of excavated rooms will be located within the rock. State-of-the-art resort amenities will include a spa and fitness centre, remote destination dining areas, and a feature lagoon oasis. Guests will also be able to hike, use dune buggies, and stargaze as part of the site-wide activities program.

Shebara Resort

Set to open this summer, Shebara resort will be the first hotel to be operated by Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind the entire destination. The self-described hyper-luxury resort, located at the southern part of the development, is set within the thriving Al Aajh lagoon, reachable via a scenic 20-minute seaplane from The Red Sea Airport. The 73 villas are each a show-stopping orb made from stainless steel to reflect the colours of the sky and ocean. They’re divided between 38 pod-like overwater villas, and the rest will dot the beachfront. Driverless buggies will take guests to the inner lagoon, where a lobby and all-day dining restaurant will also be found. To get to their villa, guests will head either north or south. To the north, you’ll find the coral reef water villas, beach villas and signature restaurant. The southern boardwalk will take guests to the lagoon villas, and a unique spa experience. Other wow-worthy facilities including a family pool, a spa and fitness centre within the island’s dunes, and an adults-only pool with lily pad style seating terraces perfect for sundowners.

Opening in 2025

Four Seasons Resort at The Red Sea

Shura Island – the hub of The Red Sea development – will be home to 11 luxury hotels, including this beautiful Four Seasons property. And with all Four Seasons brand, the Four Seasons Resort at The Red Sea will have the best of everything: luxury, a great location, and family friendly. Designed by Foster + Partners, the Four Seasons Resort at The Red Sea will have 149 rooms and suites, all of which will include unobstructed coastline views and crystal-clear waters. There will also be six restaurants and lounges, an on-site marine discovery centre, and meeting and event spaces.Guests will also enjoy the exceptional resort facilities, including tennis courts, three outdoor pools with cabanas, and two beaches for families and adults-only, respectively – perfect for soaking in the sun or diving down to explore the coral reefs. Or treat yourself to a full-service spa treatment with a hammam, among other relaxation-driven offerings. The kids will also be kept entertained at the dedicated ‘Kids For All Seasons’ space, which will be packed with activities so you can relax in peace.

The Red Sea Edition

On the main hub island of Shura, lifestyle-driven Edition Hotels will open their second property in Saudi. Joining The Jeddah EDITION, The Red Sea EDITION will open next year, inviting guests to check in to one of 240 guest rooms and suites that range in size from one- to three-bedroom. Elsewhere, there will be two signature restaurants, a destination bar, beach bar, fitness centre, swimming pools and spa. As is customary for the brand, everything from the design to the culinary offering will reflect the location’s cultural influence.

Faena The Red Sea

One of almost a dozen new hotels opening on Shura Island, also known as Coral Bloom, in 2025, is the dazzling US-born Faena. Focusing on experiential hospitality, healing and wellness, and innovative culinary concepts, the 150-key resort will be made up of suites and villas each with their own private pools and endless ocean views. Included within the imaginative destination: six restaurants by acclaimed chefs, a holistic healing house, South American inspired spa, a lavish nightlife experience called The Living Room, live entertainment, and art exhibitions.

Grand Hyatt

The largest of the 11 Shura Island hotels will be a 430-room Grand Hyatt property, slated to open in 2025. Arguably the most visually striking of Foster + Partners jaw-dropping hotel designs, the rainbow-hued “coral bloom” design is a unique concept that resembles a bloom of coral in the sea from above. Alongside an array of rooms and suites, guests will be able to dine at world-class restaurants, and enjoy access to the wider facilities on Shura Island, including a marina and Shura Links, an 18-hole championship golf course.

Intercontinental Resort Red Sea

Shura Island will welcome a 210-room InterContinental Resort Red Sea in 2025. All with sea views and beach access, the strong culinary focus will see guests spoiled for choice with seven restaurants, several swimming pools, a spa and health club. For those travelling for business, events spaces of varying size will also form part of the offering.

Jumeirah The Red Sea

Dubai-born Jumeirah arrived in the Kingdom with a hotel opening in Makkah, and will follow it up with Jumeirah The Red Sea in 2025. Although we don’t know much about this beachy resort, we do know it will feature 159 keys, and will add to the hotel offering at Shura Island.

Miraval The Red Sea

With a strong focus on wellness and mindfulness, Miraval Resorts and Spas have become an industry leader in the US – and for their first wellness escape outside of America, the brand is headed to Saudi Arabia. Welcoming guests to an 180-room luxury wellness escape, guest rooms range from one- to -four-bedroom villas, all spread across a sprawling 3 million square foot plot. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty and unique topography of the Red Sea, Miraval The Red Sea promises to promote moments of ‘mindfulness, relaxation, and introspection.’ Sounds blissful. The star attraction will be the Life in Balance Spa, set to be the Red Sea’s largest, complete with 39 treatment rooms, a mangrove boardwalk, walking trails and workshop spaces. In addition to offering a selection of Miraval’s most coveted signature spa treatments and experiences, the spa will offer groundbreaking new treatments, destination-inspired experiences, and a series of innovative wellness programs that pay homage to the rich local culture and heritage of the Middle East.

Fairmont The Red Sea

Situated next to Shura Links, reflecting the close association between the Fairmont brand and world-class golf offerings, is Fairmont The Red Sea. As well as 200 guest rooms, 2,000 square metres of meeting space, a greenhouse and a spa centre, the resort will feature a collection of seven restaurants. Perhaps most interestingly, the culinary portfolio will include overwater restaurants that take advantage of the sweeping sea views.

Raffles Red Sea

Another architectural marvel from the visionary minds of Foster + Partners is Raffles Red Sea, opening on Shura Island in 2025. As with every Raffles in the world, Raffles Red Sea will present bespoke luxurious and personal hospitality. In addition to an array of room and suite options, the resort will offer six restaurants, alongside a fully-fledged spa and extensive 565 square metres of meeting space.

Rosewood Red Sea

As Rosewood Hotels continue to expand across Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Red Sea will open in 2025, welcoming guests into 149 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Elevated food and beverage offerings will include three restaurants, two lounges, a signature Manor Club and a central hub. Additional recreational spaces will include event pavilions and Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept consisting of seven treatment rooms, a gym, two movement studios and a yoga pavilion.

SLS Red Sea

SLS will continue its Middle Eastern expansion in 2025 with the opening of SLS The Red Sea. Across 800,000 square feet of single storey accommodation, guests will have the option to book one of 150 hotel rooms, which include 12 suites and 15 villas, the latter of which will range from one- to four-bedrooms. The group behind the brand, Ennismore, have already confirmed that signature culinary offerings Seabird, Fi’lia and Floating World will cater to guests, as will the brand’s Ciel Spa, a fitness centre, Altitude pool and a ballroom.