Raffles Trojena slated to debut in 2027

Raffles Trojena slated to debut in 2027

Trojena is a year-round mountain destination located in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

Slated to open in 2027, Raffles Trojena will reimagine mountainside hospitality. Furthermore, it will offer guests unprecedented access to discover and explore the region’s incomparable beauty.

 Omer Acar, CEO of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, voiced his excitement. He said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with NEOM on the creation of Raffles Trojena. The architecturally significant resort will showcase the very best in modern luxury hospitality. It will also underscore Raffles’ commitment to growing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, this mountainside retreat continues the Raffles legacy of growing in the world’s most compelling destinations, thus providing guests with an opportunity to ignite their passions through highly personalized service and experiences.”

Unique design and luxurious amenities

Raffles Trojena features a unique and striking ring-shaped design, providing stunning scenic views of the surrounding destination from every vantage point. Furthermore, Raffles Trojena will feature 105 guest rooms. Moreover, circular zones and meticulously landscaped gardens on the ground level will encourage exploration and discovery. In addition, the roof, composed of a variety of circular apertures, allows for ample natural light. The Raffles resort will celebrate renowned hospitality, including legendary butler service, exceptional cuisine and a focus on arts and culture.

Redefining luxury hospitality

Philip Gullett, executive director and Trojena region head, stated: “Trojena is set to redefine the understanding of luxury hospitality and mountain tourism. We are sharing a resolve to provide discerning guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that encourages discovery. Furthermore, Raffles Trojena will serve as a beacon of luxury in Saudi Arabia’s first year-round mountain and adventure destination.”

“It is a credit to Trojena as a destination to have Raffles joining our portfolio of properties, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the very summit of luxury. Raffles is responsible for many of the world’s most iconic destinations, filled with endless possibilities, ideas, and history, and we are excited to be bringing its storied legacy to NEOM,” said Chris Newman, executive director of NEOM Hotel Division.

Partnership with NEOM Hotel Division

The newest hospitality brand to partner with NEOM Hotel Division, Raffles Trojena will be located in the Discover cluster. It is one of six distinct clusters that make up the mountain destination. The Discover cluster includes the Discovery Tower, an elegant and monumental high-rise tower with an open-air museum. In addition to the Observatory, a peak panoramic viewpoint featuring Trojena’s views and landscape, as well as the Cosmic Gate, a stargazing camp and pioneering astronomical park.


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Rita Ghantous

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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