Ritz-Carlton unveils first Reserve property in the Middle East

The first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Middle East has opened in Saudi Arabia. Nujuma offers a private retreat on Ummahat Island, which is part of the Blue Hole cluster of isles in the Red Sea.

The property comprises 63 overwater and beach villas, offering one, two and three-bedroom accommodation, and is accessible by chartered boat or seaplane.

There are also five restaurants, a spa and telescopes for stargazing from the hotel’s remote location. 

Nujuma was designed by London-based architecture firm Foster and Partners and features Saudi ceramics, handicrafts and plants throughout. 

Jenni Benzaquen, senior vice president at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are thrilled to reveal our newest Ritz-Carlton Reserve, located among the natural beauty and stunning setting of the Red Sea. 

“Nujuma joins a collection of rare Ritz-Carlton estates around the world, inviting the most discerning travellers to embark on a journey of exploration.”

Nujuma’s general manager, Tony Coveney, added: “With the launch of the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the region, we are opening the doors to an unparalleled destination and inviting the world to discover the Red Sea destination.” 

Prices at Nujuma start from £1,714 per night.

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