St. Regis Red Sea Resort Opens on a Private Island in Saudi Arabia

by Anthony Losanno
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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has 62 hotels globally including 11 in the Middle East. It just opened its second location in Saudi Arabia with the luxurious St. Regis Red Sea Resort. The new resort is the first private island to open in The Red Sea, one of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s luxury regenerative tourism destinations on the west coast of the country.

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The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is situated on Ummahat Island in the Al Wajh Lagoon. There are over 90 islands in the archipelago and many other resorts are being planned for construction by 2030. The resort features avant-garde architecture, sustainable design details, and bespoke service. Guests can look forward to design that echoes the surrounding coral reefs, marine life, and sand dunes throughout the 90 beachfront and overwater villas that each come with a private pool, sundeck, and outdoor shower. These spacious villas start at around 807 square feet (for the smallest one) and offer between one and four bedrooms. The largest is over 3,755 square feet.

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There are five dining outlets including Nesma (Middle Eastern), Gishiki 45 (Japanese), Tilina (steakhouse), The Beach Club at St. Regis (serving light dishes), and The St. Regis Bar (serving snacks and non-alcoholic beverages). Other amenities include an outdoor pool, St. Regis Spa, fitness center, paddle and tennis courts, and a children’s club.

Jenni Benzaquen, SVP and Global Brand Leader of The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, said:

One of the world’s unexplored treasures, The Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to become a coveted leisure destination. With The St. Regis Red Sea Resort, we are introducing an iconic island address that represents the pinnacle of timeless luxury and pioneering design. We are proud to welcome The St. Regis Red Sea Resort to our growing portfolio and look forward to inviting guests to immerse themselves in this emerging destination.”

Anthony’s Take: Saudi Arabia is working hard to position itself as the next destination in the Middle East. The new St. Regis looks gorgeous and it will be exciting to see what other properties pop up in the Red Sea.

(Image Credits: Marriott.)

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