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Rosewood to open a resort in Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Project

Ultra-luxury hotel brand Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has announced a new resort in Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Project.

Located along Saudi Arabia’s west coast on Shura Island, the new Rosewood Red Sea will be part of The Red Sea destination, which is comprised of a stunning marina offering a yacht club, commercial retail and dining options, as well as an 18-hole championship golf course.

Rosewood Red Sea will feature 149 guest rooms and suites. Elevated food and beverage offerings will include three restaurants, two lounges, a signature Manor Club and a central hub featuring authentic eateries. Additional recreational spaces will include event pavilions and Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept consisting of 7 treatment rooms, a gym, 2 movement studios and a yoga pavilion.

Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group, said:

It is our great pleasure to announce our expansion in the Middle East, adding Rosewood Red Sea to Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning cultural movement. Rosewood’s presence in The Red Sea destination will mark a transformational time for the brand as the project looks to set new standards in sustainable development and support Saudi Arabia emerge as a top global tourism destination.

John Pagano, CEO, The Red Sea Development Company, said:

We are delighted to partner with Rosewood to establish its ultra-luxury brand on our hub island,Shura, at The Red Sea destination. Rosewood’s philosophy to reflect the local culture and spirit of a destination in its offering will tempt visitors to explore the rich heritage and unsurpassed natural beauty of this undiscovered, unique region. Rosewood Red Sea is set to meet the increasing demand for exclusive, personalized experiences that dovetail with the natural environment, and we look forward to welcoming guests to the resort.

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Encompassing 22 islands and five inland sites by the time it completes in 2030, The Red Sea destination will be home to a luxury and upper-upscale segment composed of mono-island resorts, beach resorts, centralized island-hubs, and inland resorts in the desert and mountains. The destination is located 550 km north of Jeddah. For travellers near and far, the new Red Sea International Airport will provide access and airlift to the destination. It is set to welcome its first flight by the end of 2022.

The Red Sea Project is being developed over 28,000 square kilometre of pristine lands and waters along Saudi Arabia’s west coast and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands. The destination also features sweeping desert dunes, mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, and ancient cultural and heritage sites. It is designed to include hotels, residential properties, leisure, commercial and entertainment amenities, as well as supporting infrastructure that emphasizes renewable energy and water conservation and re-use, as well as a circular waste management system to achieve zero waste to landfill. Activity for the first phase of development is well underway and is on track to be completed by the end of 2023. The project has surpassed significant milestones, with over 800 contracts signed to date, worth in excess of SAR 20 bn ($5.33bn). The 100-hectare Landscape Nursery, which will provide more than 25 million plants for The Red Sea Project and AMAALA, is now fully operational. There are more than 15,000 workers currently on-site and 80 kilometre of new roads are now complete. The Construction Village and the Waste Management Centre are both fully operational and development is progressing well at the Coastal Village, which will be home to around 14,000 people who will eventually work at the destination.

Rosewood Red Sea is the brand’s third property in Saudi Arabia after Rosewood Jeddah and the recently signed Rosewood Riyadh.

Till date, several luxury hotels and resorts have been announced that will be a part of The Red Sea Project. They include:

Meanwhile, Rosewood recently announced the signing of Rosewood Residences Kamala on the island of Phuket, Thailand.

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