Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company for a 430-room Grand Hyatt hotel on Shaura Island, the hub of the ambitious Red Sea Project on Saudi Arabia’s west coast.
The luxury resort hotel will represent the largest of 11 hotels set to open on the island and will occupy a prime position within this innovative tourist development.
Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will be the second Grand Hyatt hotel in the kingdom and the seventh Grand Hyatt hotel in the Middle East, marking an important milestone in Hyatt’s growth strategy in the region.
Slated to open as part of phase one of the Red Sea Project, the property will feature a coral bloom design, a unique concept that resembles a bloom of coral in the sea from above that will offer a sense of luxury that blends seamlessly with the natural environment.
It will bring a mixture of suites and large standard rooms, world-class food and beverage venues, and the wider amenities of the hub island, including a marina and an 18-hole championship golf course, will complete the luxury hotel experience within a breathtaking setting.
“Grand Hyatt The Red Sea represents a key milestone within Hyatt’s strategy to expand its luxury resort offering in the Middle East,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, regional vice president of development for the Middle East and Africa. “It is an honor 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. The resort will be an extension of Hyatt’s expanding luxury brand offerings, enhancing the way we cater to today’s increasingly diverse travelers who are seeking captivating moments from what will be an iconic destination.”
“Grand Hyatt The Red Sea represents the largest hotel in Phase One and the centerpiece of our hub island, Shaura,” said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC. “I can’t think of a brand better placed to operate this unique property, given Hyatt’s global expertise and the enthusiasm demonstrated to engage with our sustainable and regenerative commitments. We look forward to welcoming guests to experience a new level of barefoot luxury tourism.”
Once open, Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will become the seventh Hyatt in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, joining Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania and Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street.