Rosewood AMAALA to Bring an Ultra-Luxury and Regenerative Escape to the Shores of The Red Sea


Rosewood AMAALA to Bring an Ultra-Luxury and Regenerative Escape to the Shores of The Red Sea

Mar 28, 2023 — min read


Riyadh, 28 March, 2023: Red Sea Global (RSG), the multi-project developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourist destinations, The Red Sea and Amaala, has announced its selection of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage an integrated wellness resort at Amaala.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has shown a considerable commitment to bringing affluential explorers to the region, as Rosewood Amaala joins the brand’s expansive pipeline in the Middle East. The resort will explore what it truly means to be regenerative, with unique experiences that weave together wellness and sustainability, an embodiment of RSG’s understanding that the future of hospitality is rooted in both people and planet. Rosewood Amaala will be surrounded by the world's fourth-largest reef and the scenic Hijazi mountains.

“Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is an iconic and world-renowned brand that shares our values in protecting people and planet, and belief in the potential of tourism as a force for good. Rosewood Amaala has been meticulously designed to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living, while offering guests a level of privacy and exclusivity often found in an all-villa resort. Together, we want to create a lifestyle oasis for our guests that aims to welcome a regenerative era of travel, while shining a positive light on this diverse corner of the globe,” John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global, the developer behind Amaala destination.

RSG is aiming to not only protect the environment, but to also enhance the natural ecosystems through regeneration and destination development. The resort will focus on the well-being of its guests, the community, and the native flora and fauna, all while recognizing the integral connections between the three.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ guiding philosophy, A Sense of Place®, will be represented in every detail of the property’s 110 well-appointed guest rooms and suites and its luxury 25 Rosewood Residences.

Designed by renowned architecture firm, ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the inspiration of the designs aims to showcase the spectacular landscape for guests to enjoy. The property has been crafted at every level to prioritize longevity, while also creating a physical structure that will foster an environment of wellness and tranquility.

Sustainability will be at the cornerstone of the property’s entire design and the larger Amaala development has set meaningful targets towards having a regenerative impact on the environment. The entire destination will be powered by 100% renewable energy and aims to have zero-carbon footprint once operational. Additionally, the endangered Hawksbill and Green Turtles have many nesting sites around the Rosewood Amaala beaches, meaning all construction and design work has been centered around ensuring the turtles are left uninterrupted. For instance, no construction will take place around the nesting areas, and the lighting strategies have been designed to ensure no bright lights shine in the area to avoid disruption.

Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer at Rosewood Hotel Group, said: “We are deeply honored to partner with RSG on Rosewood Amaala and work together to offer a more regenerative model of hospitality for future generations. Rosewood’s values of prioritizing both people and planet through impactful offerings connects seamlessly with the development’s larger vision, and we look forward to embracing our role of providing a wellness oasis nestled within this ambitious project.”

Hidden amongst the verdant landscapes of the Red Sea coast, the property will offer an array of distinctive culinary experiences including fine dining, casual eateries and beach-inspired club lounges, all taking advantage of the Red Sea views. To protect the precious coral reefs that wrap around the resort, the property will provide two rock pools, allowing guests safe access to the water and sand.

Families can enjoy the programs available at the resort’s Rosewood Explorer’s Club, which aims to curate meaningful child-friendly experiences with the hopes of inspiring the next generation of conscious travelers.

Asaya Spa

The focal point of the Resort’s wellness offering is the Asaya Spa. The Spa is discretely hidden away amongst the rolling landscape, providing a sanctuary for meditation, tranquility and well-being. Complete with private treatment pavilions set around a protected green oasis, this refuge will embody Asaya’s commitment to creating thoughtfully designed spaces where guests can relax and rejuvenate.

Supporting Rosewood’s goal of thoughtful expansion that leaves guests and communities with a measurable positive impact, this partnership is a truly organic way for Rosewood’s pipeline to grow. Rosewood Amaala joins the brand’s strong pipeline of projects set to open in the Middle East including Rosewood Doha (2023), Rosewood Riyadh (2025) and Rosewood Red Sea (Future Opening.)

Phase One of Amaala, which is focused on the Triple Bay masterplan, is well underway, with the first guests set to be welcomed in 2024. It will consist of eight resorts offering upwards of 1,200 hotel keys. Once complete, Amaala will be home to more than 3,900 hotel rooms across 29 hotels, and approximately 1,200 luxury residential villas, apartments, and estate homes, supporting high-end retail, fine dining, wellness and recreational facilities.