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Now Open: Banyan Tree AlUla in Saudi Arabia

Accor has announced the opening of Banyan Tree AlUla. The resort is developed by the Royal Commission for AlUla.

Banyan Tree AlUla is the first property in historical AlUla in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the Group’s debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Situated in the magical surrounds of AlUla in Saudi Arabia, the resort is a desert retreat located in one of the world’s most mysterious and exciting travel destinations, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Ashar Valley.

Inspired by the nomadic nature of Nabataean architecture, the all-villa, tented resort epitomises Banyan Tree’s commitment to local influence. The fundamental principles of the resort are designed around three concepts that allow guests to immerse themselves in the resort and the destination:

  • ‘In-villa’ provides guests with made-to-measure offerings brought to life by the talented cast of Banyan Tree hosts.
  • ‘In-valley’ takes guests into the essence of AlUla through exclusive outdoor treatments, nomadic chef’s tables, active adventures, and private events staged in spectacular settings.
  • ‘En-voyage’ brings guests through privileged immersions crafted with local talents, continuously unlocking new facets of AlUla’s rich legacy. Bespoke wellbeing and adventure excursions show a glimpse of the ancient landscapes of AlUla and the lives of the people who call it home.
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We are thrilled to launch Banyan Tree in the beautiful valley of AlUla in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since we started our journey 28 years ago, we have been pioneers of the all-pool villa concept, and now we bring our purposeful, sustainably designed concepts to AlUla with all-tented villas that complement the existing eco-destination.

said Eddy See, President and Chief Executive Officer, Banyan Tree Group.

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The resort features two dining venues. Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant, serves authentic Thai food in an elegant setting while Harrat brings a taste of all things local, from cuisine to arts and crafts. Decorated with locally made handicrafts from rugs to earthenware, guests can truly immerse in the local experience at this rustic restaurant.


This property is a major moment of pride for the brand with many unique features offered in the resort taking the level of luxury to something we have never offered elsewhere.

said Antony Treston, General Manager, Banyan Tree AlUla.

The renowned Banyan Tree Spa welcomes guests with carefully cu-rated wellness experiences that combine Asian traditions and local elements. Other facilities include a swimming pool and a fitness centre.

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