Luxury meets nature in the Middle East. The area is developing an opulent destination experience with the help of the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Reserve collection.
Marriott International, Inc. (which owns the Ritz Carlton brand) will begin building Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve alongside the Red Sea Development Company. Slated to open in 2023 on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, Nujuma will meticulously meld high-level service with a leisurely resort experience, surrounded by natural beauty.
“Perfectly situated on one of the most anticipated regenerative tourism projects in the world, the resort will blend seclusion and sophistication to provide a highly personalized luxury escape,” said Jerome Briet, chief development officer of Europe, Middle East & Africa at Marriott International.
Nujuma will have 63 villas, ranging from one to four bedrooms, designed to blend into the scenery. The entire resort will be located on a set of private islands among the Blue Hole cluster of islands in the Red Sea. Visitors will enjoy a lavish spa, several dining options featuring local flavors and cuisine, retail stores, and a conservation center. Designers are committed to incorporating the local heritage and scenery to create a truly transformative vacation experience. And if you decide you don’t want to leave, Nujuma will also have 18 residences which come with all the amenities and luxury of the exclusive resort.
About Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Nujuma will be the Middle East’s first resort in the exclusive reserve class and only one of five in the entire world. Reserve destinations are ultra-luxurious, but still intimate and relaxed. The other Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are in Thailand, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. They cater to discerning travelers wishing to travel to luxurious destinations and immerse themselves in local culture.
About The Red Sea Project
The Ritz-Carlton Reserve is part of a larger tourism project along the Red Sea on Saudi Arabia’s west coast. The entire project encompasses almost 17,400 square miles, but only less than one percent of that land will be developed. Sustainable efforts will work to protect an untouched archipelago of 90 islands, dormant volcanoes, mountains, and cultural heritage sites.
“Around the world, Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are synonymous with providing unique luxury experiences and creating personalized meaningful escapes, underpinned by a commitment to sustainable practices,” said John Pagano, CEO at the Red Sea Development Company. “As we inch closer to opening our first resorts early next year, this world-class brand is sure to excite and entice future guests.”
Saudi Arabia is home to one of the recently-added UNESCO world heritage sites and is set to open the world’s fastest and longest roller coaster next year.