Saudi’s Hottest Hotels 2024

Deputy Editor Megan Christopher dives into Saudi’s hottest hotels, discovering how these hotels are pushing the design boundaries and redefining luxury hospitality in the Kingdom…

With Saudi Arabia remaining as one of the top travel destinations in 2024, as stated in Wego’s Top Destination List, the country is undergoing a phenomenal transformation and at the heart of this evolution lies a surge in hospitality experiences. 2024 promises a range of hotel openings that push the boundaries of design, offering a glimpse into the future of luxury travel.

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort presidential villa

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Adding to the collection of highly anticipated design marvels is the St. Regis Red Sea Resort, where island living takes centre stage at this luxurious resort on a private island. The design exudes timeless elegance, with rich fabrics, handcrafted furniture and advanced technology seamlessly integrated into the opulent spaces. The St. Regis Red Sea Resort focuses on creating a sense of exclusivity and personalised service, offering guests an unforgettable escape.

Cheval Residences, Riyadh

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While not a traditional hotel, it’s worth keeping an eye on the upcoming Cheval Residences Riyadh. This serviced apartment complex marks the brand’s debut in Saudi Arabia and promises a unique perspective on luxury living. Located on King Fahd Road near the King Abdullah Financial Centre, expect a collect of 130 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms. Cheval Collection is known for creating stylish spaces that feel like home-away-from-home and these residences are no different. We anticipate a blend of modern comfort with touches that reflect the local culture.

Six Senses Amaala

Six Senses Amaala landscape render

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Get ready to be wowed by Six Senses Amaala, a dramatic new resort nestled amidst the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Red Sea. Designed by architects U+A and with interiors by Studio Carter, the resort takes inspiration from the region’s traditional coastal villages. Imagine a seamless integration with the surrounding topography, featuring 64 rooms, 6 suites, 30 villas and 25 branded residences. Six Senses have taken this as an opportunity to celebrate local craftmanship and materials, blended with their signature focus on wellness and sustainability.

Nujama, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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This island paradise boasts the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Middle East. Offering overwater and beach villas designed to seamlessly blend with turquoise waters, and bespoke furnishing crafted by local artisans to reflect the rich cultural heritage, Nujama shouts contemporary elegance. Sustainable design practices are woven into the fabric of the resort, promising an experience that’s kind of the environment without sacrificing comfort.

The Chedi Hegra

the chedi hegra hotel

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Nestled into the dramatic sandstone cliffs of AlUla, a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Chedi Hegra promises a unique fusion of Nabataean aesthetics and modern luxury. Hand-carved stone walls juxtaposed with sleek furniture and curated artwork pays homage to the region’s fascinating history. The hotel creates a sense of timeless tranquillity, where the past whispers through the contemporary design.

Aman Wadi Safar

Aman Wadi Safar, Saudi Arabia - Rendering

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Located in the desert landscapes of Wadi Hanifah, Aman brings its signature serenity to Saudi Arabia. Here, a minimalist haven celebrates the beauty of the natural world. Clean lines, organic materials and expansive windows that blur the boundaries between the indoors and the breath-taking scenery. Understated luxury will allow the guests to fully immerse themselves in the desert’s tranquillity.

These are just a taste of the design marvels that await in the Saudi Arabia. From embracing local heritage to pushing the boundaires of sustaimanle luxury, these hotels showcase a country on the cusp of becoming a major design destination. Keep your eyes peeled – Saudi Arabia is about the redefine luxury hospitality.

Main image credit: The St. Regis Red Sea Resort