Four Seasons and Red Sea Global to introduce a new resort

Four Seasons and Red Sea Global to introduce a new resort

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Red Sea Global (RSG) have announced their plan to introduce a Four Seasons Resort as part of The Red Sea masterplan development.

The Red Sea is slated to feature idyllic natural islands and lagoons across 200 kilometers (124 miles) of coastline along the western coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between the cities of Umluj and Al Wajh. The Red Sea destination is being built with sustainable practices and tourism at its core, with the masterplan being informed by an impressive marine spatial planning simulation to model the environmental impact of development and operations to minimize over-tourism while providing guests with an exceptional travel and lifestyle experience. The destination will also rely on renewable energy and will only develop a small portion of the islands with expansive dedicated conservation zones.
The new Four Seasons Resort will be located on Shura Island, the hub of the development and home to a yacht marina, leisure and lifestyle facilities, retail offerings, an 18-hole golf course and more.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the resort will offer approximately 149 rooms and suites with uninterrupted views over white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The property will also feature six restaurant and lounge outlets, meeting and events spaces, a marine discovery center and Kids For All Seasons space. An array of relaxation and sports and water activities are available, including a full-service spa with a hammam, tennis courts, three outdoor pools with cabanas and two separate beaches for families and adults. The resort will be easily accessible to visitors from around the world through its own dedicated airport, currently under development.

Bart Carnahan, president of global business development and portfolio management of Four Seasons Resort, said: “As we continue to expand Four Seasons presence in the region, our new project in the Red Sea will be one of our first resorts in the kingdom, blending the best of beachside travel with the natural and cultural wonders of Saudi Arabia. “We are incredibly proud to be part of this impressive and visionary development by RSG and look forward to inviting guests to explore our new Resort within such a beautiful and storied destination.”

“This new destination provides the next generation of travelers with an incredible opportunity to discover what Saudi Arabia has to offer, building on its historic and cultural significance while highlighting the exceptional natural beauty of the region. We are thrilled to have Four Seasons as a partner on this project, bringing their world-renowned service expertise to the beautiful Red Sea,” stated John Pagano, group CEO of Red Sea Global.

This latest project in The Red Sea will join Four Seasons growing collection of properties in the kingdom, including Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, and upcoming projects in Diriyah and Jeddah at the Corniche, with more to be announced soon.



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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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