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Inside the lavish Hyatt Hotels Saudi Gigaprojects

Here’s what to expect from the luxury properties in Diriyah and The Red Sea.

Saudi Arabia is fast becoming home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. As Hyatt Hotels plans to grow its portfolio in the kingdom, with extravagant hotels including Miraval The Red Sea, Grand Hyatt The Red Sea and Park Hyatt Riyadh Diriyah Gate, it’s giving us some serious wanderlust. 

Hyatt Hotels plans to expand in Saudi Arabia by 80 percent in just three years. The Red Sea Project is a major focus for the brand, as it aims to be a tourist destination and set new standards in sustainability. Miraval The Red Sea and Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will open in the waterfront location, which is home to one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, soaring mountain ranges, white stretches of beach, and volcanoes – don’t worry, they’re dormant.

Wellness fans will love Miraval The Red Sea – the hotel includes The Life is Balance Spa, which at 3,700 square metres is the largest spa in the area. While the hotel itself includes 180 rooms, the spa has 39 – more than usual for a hotel spa. Plus, there are 400 square metres of meeting space for wellness activities. 

Grand Hyatt The Red Sea is set to be one of the most stunning properties, as its vibrantly coloured exteriors can be spotted from afar. With 430 rooms, the hotel includes restaurants, bars, a marina and golf course. Plus, it plans to be powered solely by renewable energy, as its cars, helicopters, e-bikes, golf buggies, vans, seaplanes and buses all operate on hydrogen and electricity.

Hyatt Hotels Saudi Gigaprojects

Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice president of development for the Middle East and Africa, explains: “Grand Hyatt The Red Sea represents a key milestone within Hyatt’s strategy to expand its luxury resort offering in the Middle East. It is an honour to be able to showcase the Grand Hyatt brand in one of the kingdom’s most innovative tourism developments and become part of this historic moment. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will be at the forefront of the project, helping shape the island’s unique identity and contribute to a destination that redefines the concept of sustainable luxury.”

Park Hyatt Riyadh Diriyah Gate is scheduled to open near Al-Turaif in 2025. Big name hotel brands are arriving in Diriyah Gate including Armani Hotel, Four Seasons and Raffles. 

While Hyatt Hotels is expanding in Saudi Arabia, it also has new properties in the region, from Grand Hyatt Kuwait to Andaz in Doha. Luxury awaits. 

GO: Visit www.hyatt.com for more information.

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