In an unparalleled venture, Marriott International has announced a partnership with The Red Sea Development Company to bring its iconic Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand to Saudi Arabia. Scheduled for a grand opening at the end of 2023, Nujuma will not only be the brand’s first foray into the Middle East but also one of the mere five Ritz-Carlton Reserves in the world.
Nujuma is slated to be part of the much-buzzed-about Red Sea Project, an ambitious tourist regeneration effort sprawling across 28,000 square kilometers on Saudi Arabia’s western coast. Remarkably, less than 1% of this expansive area will be developed, staying true to the project’s commitment to environmental conservation. Nestled within the Blue Hole island cluster of the Red Sea, Nujuma will offer a personalized experience, blending service with natural aesthetics and indigenous design elements.
The resort plans to feature 63 water and beach villas, available in one to four bedrooms, each masterfully crafted to harmonize with the natural surroundings. Those who wish to invest in this paradisiacal experience can also opt for one of the 18 Ritz-Carlton Reserve homes on offer. The resort is expected to feature a lavish spa, meticulously designed swimming pools, an array of dining venues that promise culinary adventures, a chic shopping area, and a Conservation Center that aims to educate and inspire.
Ritz-Carlton Reserves are globally renowned for offering a sanctuary away from daily life, a promise that Nujuma is poised to keep. These facilities are designed to blend the local culture and environment with the world-renowned service standards set by the Ritz-Carlton, offering guests a deeply personalized experience. With existing Reserve properties in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, the brand has a reputation for merging local aesthetics with international levels of comfort and service.
In a unique move, Nujuma is slated to include a Conservation Center. This could set a precedent for other luxury properties to not only offer extravagant experiences but also to educate and engage guests in meaningful ways.
From its unique location within an archipelago featuring over 90 untouched natural islands to its planned offering of multiple leisure and entertainment options, Nujuma looks set to become a destination in itself. Recently shared photographs of the resort have already begun to stir up excitement, promising a game-changing addition to the luxury travel scene.
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