Foster + Partners to design new Four Seasons resort in Saudi Arabia

The new 149-key Four Seasons resort, designed by British design firm Foster + Partners, will be located within The Red Sea destination, stretching across 124 miles of coastline along the Kingdon’s western coast…

Render of Red Sea Development Four Seasons hotel at sunset

The latest hotel group to emerge in The Red Sea destination that is expected the ‘change the game’ in luxury tourism is Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, which has just made public its plans for a 149-key resort, which is being designed by British design studio Foster + Partners.

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

Render of pool at Four Seasons on Red Sea destination

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“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,” says Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management. “We are incredibly proud to be part of this impressive and visionary development by RSG and look forward to inviting guests to explore our new Resort within such a beautiful and storied destination.”

Render of beach and low-level restaurant

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According to a press release, issued by the hotel group, “The Red Sea destination is being built with sustainable practices and tourism at its core, with the masterplan being informed by an impressive marine spatial planning simulation to model the environmental impact of development and operations to minimise over-tourism while providing guests with an exceptional travel and lifestyle experience. The destination will also rely on renewable energy and will only develop a small portion of the islands with expansive dedicated conservation zones.”

In addition to the guestrooms and suites that will be complete with uninterrupted views over white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the new Four Seasons resort will feature six restaurants and lounge outlets, meeting and events spaces and a marine discovery centre.

Render of suite overlooking Red Sea at Four Seasons

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The news of Foster + Partners’ intentions for the new Four Seasons resort follows the announcements of other developments in the region, such as The Line and Mukaab, that have raised questions among critics over their sustainability and ethical credentials. The Red Sea destination, which is being formed at a rapid pace is slated to become the ideal destination for those looking to uncover the wonders of the ancient Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including the close proximity to the ruins at Mada’in Saleh, as well as the natural attractions such as the environmentally protected coral reefs and mangroves, dormant volcanoes, local wildlife, and much more.

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