Red Sea Global (RSG) and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced today plans to introduce a Four Seasons Resort as part of The Red Sea masterplan development.
Being developed as a luxury beachside destination, The Red Sea will comprise natural islands and lagoons across 200 kilometres along the western coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between the cities of Umluj and Al Wajh.
The new Four Seasons Resort will be located on Shura Island, the hub of the development and also home to a yacht marina, leisure and lifestyle facilities, retail offerings, 18-hole golf course, and more.
“As we continue to expand Four Seasons presence in the region, our new project in the Red Sea will be one of our first resorts in the Kingdom, blending the best of beachside travel with the natural and cultural wonders of Saudi Arabia,” says Bart Carnahan, president, Global Business Development and Portfolio Managment, Four Seasons. “We are incredibly proud to be part of this impressive and visionary development by Red Sea Global and look forward to inviting guests to explore our new Resort within such a beautiful and storied destination.”
Four Seasons Resort at The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia is being designed by Foster + Partners. It will offer approximately 149 rooms and suites, six restaurant and lounge outlets, meeting and events spaces, a marine discovery centre, and Kids For All Seasons space. It will also have a full-service spa with a hammam, tennis courts, three outdoor pools with cabanas, and two separate beaches for families and adults.
The Red Sea destination is being built with sustainable practices and tourism at its core. Its masterplan is being informed by a marine spatial planning simulation to model the environmental impact of development and operations to minimize over-tourism while delivering an exceptional travel and lifestyle experience. The destination will also rely on renewable energy and will only develop a small portion of the islands with expansive dedicated conservation zones.
“This new destination provides th next generation of travellers with an incredible opportunity to discover what Saudi Arabia has to offer, building on its historic and cultural significance, while highlighting the exceptional natural beauty of the region,” says John Pagano, Group CEO, Red Sea Global. “We are thrilled to have Four Seasons as a partner on this project, bringing their world-renowned service expertise to the beautiful Red Sea.”