Four Seasons latest hotel brand to join Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea development

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has confirmed plans to open a property within the upcoming Red Sea masterplan development in Saudi Arabia. 

The destination will comprise multiple natural islands across 124 miles of coastline along the western coast of the country, between the cities of Umluj and Al Wajh. 

The new Four Seasons resort will be located on Shura Island, the hub of the development, also home to a yacht marina, leisure and lifestyle facilities, retail offerings and an 18-hole golf course.  

The property will offer approximately 149 rooms and suites, all with unobstructed beach views, as well as six restaurants and lounges, meeting and events space, a marine discovery centre and a Kids For All Seasons space.

There will also be two separate beaches for families and adults, a full-service spa with a hammam, tennis courts and three outdoor pools with cabanas.

The property will join a growing collection of Four Seasons hotels in Saudi Arabia, including the existing Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre and upcoming projects in Diriyah and Jeddah at the Corniche. 

“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,” said Bart Carnahan, president of global business development and portfolio management. 

“We are incredibly proud to be part of this impressive and visionary development by RSG [Red Sea Global] and look forward to inviting guests to explore our new resort within such a beautiful and storied destination.”

Last year, hotel brands including Edition Hotels, St Regis, Fairmont, Raffles, SLS, Six Senses, Intercontinental, Jumeirah and Grand Hyatt were announced as the first of 16 hotels scheduled to open in the Red Sea development during phase one.

The destination is being built with a focus on sustainable practices including a marine spatial planning simulation to model the environmental impact of development and operations to minimise over-tourism. 

The development will rely on renewable energy and will only develop a small portion of the islands, with dedicated conservation zones. 

RSG group chief executive John Pagano said: “This new destination provides the 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.

“We are thrilled to have Four Seasons as a partner on this project, bringing their world- renowned service expertise to the beautiful Red Sea.” 

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