Marriott joins forces with Neom to open three properties

The multi-deal agreement includes exclusive properties from the hospitality firm’s Luxury and Autograph Collections

Global hospitality group Marriott International has signed an agreement with Neom to open three properties on the luxury island destination Sindalah, situated in the Red Sea off the Kingdom’s northwest coast.

Sindalah is said to be the first of a group of islands that will be developed in Neom and is set to be among the most alluring destinations in the Red Sea – it is expected to feature exquisite facilities and offerings surrounded by a diverse ocean environment that is home to 2,000 marine species.

Extending over an area of 840,000sqm, Sindalah will be a new destination, located just 17 hours’ sail from the Mediterranean and featuring a 86-berth marina for yachts up to 75m, along with serviced offshore buoys for superyachts up to 180m. The island will also include over 400 ultra-premium hotel rooms and 300 top-end suites, a beach club, a glamorous yacht club, and 38 unique culinary offerings.

Unveiling its plans, Marriott said the multi-deal agreement includes Saudi Arabia’s first Autograph Collection Hotels property, as well as two Luxury Collection properties. Expected to open in 2024, the Autograph Collection property in Sindalah will offer a choice of 66 rooms and suites, including one- and two-bedroom villas, multiple dining options, a children’s club, and a spa.

In mid February 2023, Neom appointed Atkins as a delivery partner for The Line and, later in the month, it was announced that outdoor experiential hospitality company Collective Retreats has reached an agreement with Neom.

Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, said: “Neom is one of the most highly-anticipated developments in the world and we look forward to working with its team to develop these three exciting properties. The Luxury Collection and Autograph Collection Hotels properties will express their own unique personality inspired by the exceptional natural landscapes of Neom. We continue to see growth opportunities for our brand portfolio within the destination and Saudi Arabia overall.”

The Luxury Collection aims to offer global travellers a gateway to the world’s most captivating destinations. It is expected to open two properties in the highly anticipated island destination, featuring transformational experiences and destination-rooted authenticity.

Slated to open in 2024, a beach resort will offer a mix of 70 luxury rooms and suites, including one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas all featuring private pools.

The second project, expected to open in 2024, is expected to be an all-suite property offering 115 one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury suites, and will be situated in the heart of the retail and marina district of Sindalah.

In early March 2023, an Acwa Power JV closed financing on a US $8.5bn green hydrogen project in Neom.


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