Schlagwort-Archive: Saudi Arabia

Diriyah – SAUDI ARABIA’S FOREMOST HISTORICAL, CULTURAL & LIFESTYLE DESTINATION

as part of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) is transforming Diriyah into what will become the world’s largest cultural and heritage destination.

A SAR 65Bn cultural and lifestyle development, inspired by the timeless Najdi architecture of At-Turaif, Diriyah is the ancestral home of the Royal Family of Al Saud, the birthplace of the Kingdom.

On completion, Diriyah will become Saudi’s premier lifestyle destination to visit, live, work, shop, dine and celebrate the wonder of the Kingdom’s rich heritage and culture.

AT-TURAIF
A GLOBAL ICON, 300 YEARS IN THE MAKINGDiriyah is the birthplace of the Kingdom and a symbol of the unity, beauty, generosity and resilience of the Saudi nation and its people.

At-Turaif lies at the cultural heart of Diriyah. Built in 1766 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, it was here that Diriyah’s ruling family lived under the leadership of Imam Mohammad bin Saud, the forefather of Saudi Arabia’s current King, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

A SUSTAINABLE PLACE
Diriyah is set to become a landmark in sustainability, with key initiatives across Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Wellness, Saudi Culture and Heritage Preservation, Climate Change Resilience. The new city is designed to be 100% walkable to enable a happy and healthy population.

Diriyah will also achieve its USGBC’s scheme LEED Cities and Communities certification.

EXQUISITE SERVICE BY THE WORLD’S LEADING HOTEL BRANDS

IMMERSED IN AUTHENTIC NAJDI HOSPITALITY

Diriyah will offer visitors a luxurious and world class service by the world’s leading hospitality brands.

With more than 20 luxury Hotels and Resorts inspired by traditional Najdi architecture, Diriyah will become one of the world’s greatest gathering places.

HOTELS & RESORTS OPENING SOON

  • Address Hotels & Resorts 
  • Baccarat Hotels & Resorts 
  • Campbell Gray Hotels & Resorts 
  • Capella Hotels & Resorts 
  • Fauchon
  • LXR Hotels & Resorts,
  • Oberoi 
  • Orient Express 
  • Park Hyatt 
  • Raffles 
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts 
  • Six Senses 
  • The Luxury Collection 
  • The Ritz-Carlton 

https://www.diriyah.sa/en

New: Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea

Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea wird seine Gäste mit auf eine unvergleichliche Reise in eine spektakuläre Natur- und Tierwelt nehmen und sie in die lokale Kultur eintauchen lassen. Das Resort wird dabei neue Maßstäbe in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit und wüstentypischer Gastfreundschaft setzen, während Saudi-Arabien langsam seinen Platz in der globalen Tourismusbranche einnimmt. Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea soll während der ersten Entwicklungsphase des The Red Sea Project eröffnet werden, die bis Ende 2023 abgeschlossen sein soll.

Das Konzept

Unberührt und verlockend, scheint dieser Teil der Welt recht unbekannt. In der Antike war er jedoch eine viel befahrene Handelsstraße, auf der die Nabatäer Luxusgüter wie Seide, Weihrauch und Textilien transportierten. Unterwegs schlugen sie ihre Camps auf und versammelten sich bei sternenklaren Nächten um ein Feuer. Im Jahr 106 n. Chr. wurde das Nabatäerreich von den Römern annektiert und die Handelsrouten über das Rote Meer wurden durch Landrouten abgelöst. Die nabatäischen Städte waren keine Handelszentren mehr und so begann ihr Niedergang.

Das Herzstück, The Oasis

Das Herzstück des Resorts ist The Oasis. Das von einer Wüstenblume inspirierte Vordach spendet Schatten und lässt die Grenzen zwischen den natürlichen Oberflächen im Inneren und den einheimischen Pflanzen und Wasserspielen im Freien verschwimmen. Die Grundstruktur besteht aus einem modularen Fertigteilsystem, das sicherstellt, dass das Gebäude den Boden nur leicht berührt und der Großteil des Geländes unberührt bleibt.

Der Plan für The Oasis ist es, Aktivitäten und Funktionalität unter einem Dach zu vereinen. Dazu gehören Rezeption, Lobby-Lounge, Boutique, Tagungs- und Gebetsräume sowie eine Gemeinschaftslounge und das Earth Lab. Das Artisan Village wird vier Bereiche beherbergen, die die Geschichte und das kulturelle Erbe der Region durch Kunsthandwerk, Tanz und Musik vermitteln. Das ganztägig geöffnete Restaurant wird durch einen Chef’s Table, eine Kochschule und eine Saft-, Kaffee- und Wasserbar abgerundet.

«The Rig» Themenpark in Saudi Arabien

Saudi-Arabien plant einen riesigen Themenpark draussen im Meer – mit Gokart- und Achterbahn, Bungee-Jumping, 800 Hotelzimmern und 11 Restaurants. Das sind die Details zum Projekt «The Rig».

Während die weltweite Tourismusindustrie in den Seilen hängt, strebt ein neuer Player mit Wucht auf die touristische Weltkarte. Saudi-Arabien will zu einer der kommenden Destinationen avancieren, scheut dazu keine Kosten und hat sich womöglich von Kevin Costners Meeres-Saga und Actionfilm «Waterworld» inspirieren lassen.

Wie der saudische Public Investment Fonds (PIF) bekanntgibt, soll vor der Küste Saudi-Arabiens auf einer ehemaligen Bohrinsel ein riesiger Themenpark entstehen. Eine Animation zeigt, was Besucher künftig erwartet: ein Aquapark, ein Riesenrad, eine Gokart-Strecke, eine Achterbahn, Extremsportarten wie Bungeejumping oder Fallschirmspringen, eine Kletterhalle sowie drei Hotels mit total 800 Zimmern und elf Restaurants.

Die Fläche des Parks «The Rig» erstreckt sich auf 150’000 Quadratmeter hin zu einer benachbarten Bohrinseln, die mit einer Seilbahn verbunden ist. Wo das Eiland liegt, verrät der PIF noch nicht. Erreicht werden soll «The Rig» mittels Fähre, Yacht, Helikopter oder mit dem Kreuzfahrtschiff.

Zwar ist auch noch kein Datum bekannt, wann der Extrempark fertiggestellt sein soll. Doch zu einem früheren Zeitpunkt war aus dem lange verschlossenen Saudi-Arabien zu erfahren: bis ins Jahr 2030 sollen 100 Millionen Besucherinnen und Besucher jährlich verzeichnet werden – und die eines Tages versiegenden Ölquellen vergessen machen.

Hyatt Announces Plans for Grand Hyatt The Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company for a 430-room Grand Hyatt hotel on Shaura Island, the hub of the ambitious Red Sea Project on Saudi Arabia’s west coast. The luxury resort hotel will represent the largest of 11 hotels set to open on the island and will occupy a prime position within this innovative tourist development. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will be the second Grand Hyatt hotel in the Kingdom and the seventh Grand Hyatt hotel in the Middle East, marking an important milestone in Hyatt’s growth strategy in the region.

Slated to open as part of phase one of the Red Sea Project, the property will be designed to reflect the bold and vibrant luxury synonymous with the Grand Hyatt brand, featuring sophisticated design, materials and decor inspired by the iconic elements present in the destination. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will feature a striking architectural “coral bloom” design, a unique concept that resembles a bloom of coral in the sea from above,that will offer a sense of luxury that blends seamlessly with the natural environment. A tasteful mix of suites and large standard rooms will provide guests with a comfortable and upscale place from which to explore the area’s diverse ecosystem and endless attractions. World-class food and beverage venues and the wider amenities of the hub island, which will include a marina and an 18-hole championship golf course, will complete the luxury hotel experience within a breathtaking setting.

Located in close proximity to the soon to be developed Red Sea International Airport, Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will be easily accessible from both international and regional markets. It is the only Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) location to enjoy mild temperatures year-round and is home to one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, coupled with an abundance of flora and fauna, juxtaposed with a dramatic and awe-inspiring landscape with dramatic mountain ranges dotted with dormant volcanoes, turquoise lagoons and white beaches.

“Grand Hyatt The Red Sea represents a key milestone within Hyatt’s strategy to expand its luxury resort offering in the Middle East,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice president of development for the Middle East and Africa. “It is an honor to be able to showcase the Grand Hyatt brand in one of the Kingdom’s most innovative tourism developments and become part of this historic moment. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will be at the forefront of the project, helping shape the island’s unique identity and contribute to a destination that redefines the concept of sustainable luxury. The resort will be an extension of Hyatt’s expanding luxury brand offerings, enhancing the way we cater to today’s increasingly diverse travelers who are seeking captivating moments from what will be an iconic destination.”

The Red Sea Project is designed to set new standards in sustainability and expects to position Saudi Arabia firmly on the global tourism map. The luxury destination created around one of the world’s hidden natural treasures is committed to preserving and actively enhancing the natural environment which spans 10,800 square miles (28,000 square kilometers). It includes an archipelago of more than 90 untouched natural islands, as well as dormant volcanoes, desert, mountains, and cultural sites.

The destination is expected to be the first tourism project of its size to be powered solely by renewable energy, with avoided CO2 emissions to the atmosphere equivalent to at least half a million tons each year. Cars, helicopters, e-bikes, golf buggies, vans, trucks, seaplanes and buses will all operate on hydrogen and electricity as part of a smart and sustainable mobility strategy. Sustainability and diversification represent an important facet of the government’s Vision 2030, to develop the region and attract international travelers.

“The Red Sea Project is the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project and in order to deliver against our commitments, it is essential that we work with leading international brands like Hyatt. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea represents the largest hotel in Phase One and the centre piece of our hub island, Shaura,” said John Pagano, CEO at TRSDC. “I can’t think of a brand better placed to operate this unique property, given Hyatt’s global expertise and the enthusiasm demonstrated to engage with our sustainable and regenerative commitments. We look forward to welcoming guests to experience a new level of barefoot luxury tourism.”

Once open, Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will become the seventh Hyatt in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joining Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and SpaGrand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and ResidencesJabal Omar Hyatt Regency MakkahHyatt Regency Riyadh OlayaHyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania and Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street.

For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 20 premier brands. As of June 30, 2021, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,000 hotel and all-inclusive properties in 68 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries operate, manage, franchise, own, lease, develop, license, or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®Miraval®Grand Hyatt®Alila®Andaz®The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®Destination by Hyatt™Hyatt Regency®Hyatt®Hyatt Ziva™Hyatt Zilara™Thompson Hotels®Hyatt Centric®Caption by HyattJdV by Hyatt™Hyatt House®Hyatt Place®tommie™UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

THE WORLD’S MASTERPIECE

AlUla, The World’s Masterpiece, is one of the oldest cities in the Arabian Peninsula and home to Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

A land rich in historical, geological and geographical significance, this ancient city, once at the crossroads of The Silk Road and The Incense Route, has only recently been re-discovered by the world.

AlUla is a place of extraordinary human and natural heritage.

We invite you to come journey through a living museum of preserved tombs, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings and monuments, both natural and human-made, that hold 200,000 years of largely unexplored human history. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been a crossroads of ancient civilizations — a place of deep history, but one that is constantly evolving. AlUla is an extraordinary example of this and you can soon help write the next pages of its history.

For thousands of years, northwest Saudi Arabia attracted people who came to take advantage of the abundant resources offered by its fertile oases.

AlUla was one of them, and became a vital crossroads along the famous incense-trading routes running from southern Arabia north into Egypt and beyond. With oases dotting the area, it offered a much-needed respite for weary travelers, becoming a popular place to rest, commune and recharge.

AlUla was also capital of the ancient kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan, which controlled the caravan trade. The site of Hegra was the principal southern city of the Nabataean kingdom, famed for its spectacular monumental tombs. Today, Old Town AlUla is an abandoned labyrinth of streets tightly packed to create a defensive wall, and seemingly built over an ancient settlement.

This largely undiscovered expanse holds a timeless mystery that has been carried through its complex history. Layer upon layer of human history and a wealth of natural wonders are waiting to be explored from dramatic rock formations and sand-swept dunes to archaeological ruins that trace the lives of the ancient cultures who built cities here.

Soon, this land will be yours to discover.

The World’s Masterpiece | Experience AlUla

Fotos: Copyright Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU)

AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coastline

Award-winning architectural design and engineering firm appointed by AMAALA to help achieve their vision for an ultra-luxury destination, elevating the role of responsible tourism globally

AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coastline, has announced the appointment of British award-winning architectural design and engineering firm, Foster + Partners. The firm will act as Architectural Advisors of the development.

Rooted in the philosophies of art, wellness, and the purity of the Red Sea, AMAALA is set in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nature Reserve across three unique communities: Triple Bay, The Island, and The Coastal Development. The trio of communities will represent three different sets of experiences for visitors, with Foster + Partners responsible for innovative and sustainable design solutions across AMAALA’s masterplans and projects.

Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Naples of AMAALA, commented: “AMAALA will represent a singularly unique experience, one which redefines the ultra-luxury experience in its entirety. We are delighted to be partnering with one of the world’s most recognised names in architecture and design to realise our vision. There is a natural synergy with Foster + Partners, whose ongoing commitment towards sustainability and green projects is aligned with our ethos and commitment to being net carbon neutral from day one of operations. Creating a coastal oasis that elevates the role of responsible tourism globally.” 

AMAALA seeks to strike an emotional chord with visitors through the creation of transformative experiences, individually curated to guests needs, while the exclusivity of the destination aligns it with those who are connoisseurs of fine living.

Senior Partner Stuart Latham of Foster + Partners, said:“The ambition and scale of the project is striking, and we’re excited to help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its vision for an unforgettable luxury experience which acknowledges the sensitive nature and ecological significance of the site for tourists from across the globe.”

​AMAALA is reinventing commonly experienced activities into an all year-round destination based on the beauty and untouched nature of the Red Sea, extending the Mediterranean yachting season from October to December. Through its trio of communities, AMAALA will establish a globally recognised hub for arts and culture with a focus on contemporary art, as well as the most comprehensive, integrated health, wellness and sports offering globally. ​

  • Triple Bay will offer a fully holistic wellness retreat, state-of-the-art diagnostic medical facilities and authentic treatments designed to feature the local environment. Triple Bay will also be home to a fully integrated sports and entertainment community.
  • The Coastal Development is set to become the defining hub of contemporary art in the Middle East, playing host to a dynamic programme of exciting events from the global arts and cultural calendar.
  • The Island will be the tranquil home of an exclusive art community, set amid an Arabic botanical garden complemented by a collection of sculptural pieces.

Nested in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan, the development of AMAALA is being rolled out across three key phases, with completion of the destination ahead of the realisation of Saudi Vision 2030.

*Source: AETOSWire