Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been chosen by The Red Sea Development Company to oversee Rosewood Red Sea, which opened as a part of the multi-phase The Red Sea development. The new Rosewood® hotel will be a part of The Red Sea destination, which includes a gorgeous marina with a yacht club, commercial dining options, and an 18-hole championship golf course, and is situated on Shura Island off the west coast of Saudi Arabia. With a variety of recreational options, this new development is positioned to become one of Saudi Arabia’s top cultural and lifestyle destinations, luring both tourists from abroad and residents from the area.
“It is our great pleasure to announce our expansion in the Middle East, adding Rosewood Red Sea to Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning cultural movement,” said Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “Rosewood’s presence in The Red Sea destination will mark a transformational time for the brand as the project looks to set new standards in sustainable & development and support Saudi Arabia emerge as a top global tourism destination.”
“We are delighted to partner with Rosewood to establish its ultra-luxury brand on our hub island, Shura, at The Red Sea destination,” said John Pagano, CEO at The Red Sea Development Company. “Rosewood’s philosophy to reflect the local culture and spirit of a destination in its offering will tempt visitors to explore the rich heritage and unsurpassed natural beauty of this undiscovered, unique region. Rosewood Red Sea is set to meet the increasing demand for exclusive, personalized experiences that dovetail with the natural environment, and we look forward to welcoming guests to the resort.”
By the time it is completed in 2030, The Red Sea resort will have 22 islands and five inland locations, and it will feature a luxury and upper-upscale segment made up of mono-island resorts, beach resorts, centralized islands hubs, and inland resorts in the desert and mountains. The location is 550 kilometers north of Jeddah. The planned Red Sea International Airport will offer access and airlift to the location for travelers from close and far. By the end of 2022, the first flight is anticipated.