Aman to develop three resorts in Saudi Arabia
Aman Resorts is set to make its debut in the Middle East with three new properties in Saudi Arabia.
A tented camp, a resort close to heritage areas and a ranch-style desert property are scheduled to open in 2023 in the north west region of AIUIa.
AIUIa covers 22,561sq km and spans valleys, mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites, the most famous of which is the ancient city of Hegra, which comprises more than 100 well-preserved tombs.
Aman's proposed development is in partnership with the Royal Commission for AIUIa (RCU), an organisation committed to delivering a “sensitive, sustainable transformation of the region”.
The hotel group said the new properties will offer “an incomparable insight" into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“Many of our existing Aman destinations are located in areas of outstanding natural beauty and rich history,” said Aman’s chairman and chief executive Vladislav Doronin.
“With the addition of spectacular AlUla, this take us to 10 properties situated near or in Unesco Heritage Sites, making it a fitting location for our first destination in the Middle East.”
RCU governor His Highness Prince Badr added: “We are proud to be signing this agreement with a luxury operator who shares our vision of responsible development, demonstrating our commitment to delivering an extraordinary visitor experience in AlUla.
“The decision by Aman to open its first resorts in the Middle East in AlUla shows the promise and progress of the vision for AlUla to become a worldwide destination for those seeking unique experiences.”