Business Traveller (Middle East)
Nine hotels announced for the Red Sea Project
Properties will be operated by Accor, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG and Jumeirah
FIVE HOTEL management companies have signed agreements to operate nine properties in one of Saudi Arabia’s ‘giga’ developments, the Red Sea Project.
They will account for 1,700 hotel keys, according to developer The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), with some properties ready to welcome guests by the end of 2022 when the project’s international airport will also be launched.
The nine properties are: Edition and St
Regis by Marriott International; Fairmont, Raffles and SLS, part of Accor; a Grand Hyatt by Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts and Six Senses, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts; and a property by Dubaiheadquartered Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts.
TRSDC Chief Executive John Pagano said the collection of “unique and diverse hospitality brands” underpinned the project’s commitment to creating “a worldleading barefoot luxury destination, which will soon serve as a gateway to one of the last undiscovered places on the planet”.
Launched in 2017, the Red Sea Project is regenerative tourism focused.
It plans to have 50 hotels and around 1,000 residences on 22 islands and six inland sites by 2030, with the aim of attracting one million visitors annually.