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Rosewood to open “ultra-luxury” resort on the shores of Red Sea in Saudi Arabia

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, a luxury hospitality brand, has announced that it will open a “ultra-luxury” resort on the shores of the Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Rosewood Amaala will be part of Red Sea Global’s Amaala destination, an integrated wellness haven. The new resort will explore what it truly means to be regenerative, with unique experiences that weave together wellness and sustainability – an embodiment of Red Sea Global’s understanding that the future of hospitality is rooted in both people and planet.

Where ocean and land meets, Rosewood Amaala will be surrounded by the world’s fourth-largest reef and the scenic Hijazi mountains. Red Sea Global is “aiming to not only protect the environment, but to also enhance the natural ecosystems actively through regeneration and destination development”. Rosewood Amaala will focus on the well-being of its guests, the community, and the native flora and fauna – all while recognizing the integral connections between the three.

From the moment guests enter the resort, they will be immersed in a world of contrasts. Hidden amongst the verdant green landscapes and the drama of the Red Sea coast, a timeless architecture immerges to delight and inspire. The property will offer an array of distinctive culinary experiences including fine dining, casual eateries and beach inspired club lounges, all taking advantage of the Red Sea views. To protect the precious coral reefs that wrap around the resort, the property will provide two rock pools, allowing guests safe access to the water and sand.

We are deeply honored to partner with Red Sea Global on Rosewood Amaala and work together to offer a more regenerative model of hospitality for future generations. Rosewood’s values of prioritizing both people and planet through impactful offerings connects seamlessly with the development’s larger vision, and we look forward to embracing our role of providing a wellness oasis nestled within this ambitious project.

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

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Rosewood Amaala will feature 110 guest rooms and suites in addition to 25 Rosewood Residences. The Asaya Spa will be the focal point of the resort’s wellness offerings. The spa will be discretely hidden away amongst the rolling landscape, providing a sanctuary for meditation, tranquillity, and well-being. Complete with private treatment pavilions set around a protected green oasis, this refuge will embody Asaya’s commitment to creating thoughtfully designed spaces where guests can relax and rejuvenate. The resort will also have the signature Explorer’s Club “which aims to curate meaningful child-friendly experiences with the hopes of inspiring the next generation of conscious travellers”.

We are truly proud to reveal this partnership with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts—an iconic and world-renowned brand that shares our values in protecting people and planet, and belief in the potential of tourism as a force for good. Rosewood Amaala has been meticulously designed to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living, while offering guests a level of privacy and exclusivity often found in an all-villa resort. Together, we want to create a lifestyle oasis for our guests that aims to welcome a regenerative era of travel, while shining a positive light on this diverse corner of the globe.

said John Pagano, Group CEO, Red Sea Global.

Sustainability will be at the cornerstone of the property’s entire design and the larger Amaala development has set meaningful targets toward zero impact. The entire destination aims to be powered by 100% renewable energy and to have a zero-carbon footprint – with plans to be both zero waste to landfill. Additionally, the endangered Hawksbill and Green Turtles have many nesting sites around the Rosewood Amaala beaches,meaning all construction and design work has been centered around ensuring the turtles are left uninterrupted. For instance, no construction will take place around the nesting areas, and the lighting strategies has been designed to ensure no bright lights shine in the area to avoid disruption.

This will be the second Rosewood property near the Red Sea. Last year, the group announced that it will open a new resort in The Red Sea Project of Saudi Arabia . The hospitality group has a strong pipeline in Middle East with Rosewood Doha scheduled to open in 2023, Rosewood Riyadh scheduled to open in 2025 and Rosewood Red Sea scheduled to open sometime this decade.

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