The Kingdom has now transformed into a key tourism hotspot for many.
With its well-preserved ruins and sophisticated new retreats, this country has become a magnet for travellers from around the world.
So, for your next trip to Saudi Arabia, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to the luxurious properties to book.
Habitas Al Ula
To go back in time, this luxurious property lets you unwind at ease. Habitas AlUla is an experience- led property with a wider focus on sustainable living. Committed to eliminating single-use plastics within all of their locations, they have been awarded the Oceanic Champion Badge for adopting The Oceanic Standard, meaning you can support the planet while you enjoy your stay. The organic materials used in the construction of each room are sourced ethically, and the rooms themselves fit in with their natural surroundings for guests to immerse themselves in nature. To embark on an ethical culinary journey, all the ingredients are sourced from local farms in communities surrounding AlUla, with the intention of bringing seasonal, fresh flavours to the table, making each dinner you’ll spend under the stars unique and special. From the outdoor trampoline to cycling around the property, this wellness resort continues to put you first.
Banyan Tree Al Ula
Spread across the desert valley of Al Ula, this urban sanctuary promises a sustainable getaway for all those who visit. This all-villa resort is a one-of-a-kind desert retreat with its natural surroundings and multi-sensory experience. With the stunning rock formations, guests can unwind at these authentic Arabian-inspired villas that showcase expansive views of nature. Located at Wadi Ashar, this property is set in the area known as the world’s largest living museum.
Four Seasons Riyadh
With first-class facilities this iconic hotel promises a view unlike any other. For fitness enthusiasts, facilities such as squash courts, a basketball court and the gym are available to use for hotel guests. This property is known for its remarkable location as it’s close to the key sites for business, as well as arts, culture and shopping - modern boutiques to open-air markets. The redesigned interiors bring authentic Saudi heritage and craftsmanship to life, with a bespoke experience through bespoke services. Prices for the room start at Dhs2,046.
InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa
Experience Arabian heritage at InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa in a stunning green oasis at the gate of Riyadh. The resort offers 162 guestrooms, suites and private villas each with a pool and lounge access. The resort is the first to bring the leading Thai prestige brand, HARNN Heritage Spa, to the Middle East. Highlighting the authentic essence of luxury wellness treatments, this serene oasis offers world-class service to rebalance the body and spirit. Known for being the first luxury resort & spa in Riyadh, this one of-a-kind resort is one to book ASAP for your next trip.
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh
This luxurious property promises a staycation unlike any other. It envelopes its guests in majestic surroundings and discreet, attentive service. With spacious suites, a world-class spa, a stunning indoor pool and a lavish event space, guests can create their most unforgettable memories. As the perfect retreat for those who need royal treatment this 5-star property has an array of tempting amenities including two-bedroom Royal suites for the ultimate staycation. Room prices start at Dhs1,566.
This waterfront destination lets guests escape the ordinary with its sophisticated rooms and suites. Anchored on the new Jeddah Waterfront along the shores of the Red Sea, Shangri-La Jeddah sets a new standard for luxury in the city. With access to the city’s sandy beaches right outside, the property allows visitors to rejuvenate and feel at ease from the moment they enter. With private balconies to soak it all up, customers can experience Jeddah’s skyline at its finest. Prices for the rooms start at Dhs1,762 per night.
The Valley Resort
For a secluded getaway, this 5-star resort is the ideal hotel for a much-needed cityscape. With 28 rooms, this property features an adjoining terrace and a dining area for guests to immerse in its natural surroundings. Guests can choose between a pool villa and a villa with picturesque garden views for a rejuvenating weekend away. Prices for the villa start at Dhs3,407 inclusive of taxes and fees.
Vivienda Hotel Villas
If you’re on the lookout for something more unique, Vivienda Hotel Villas have the first boutique Villa hotel in Riyadh and Jeddah. Known for their variety of styles and sizes, the 190 villas are designed for guests to having maximum privacy. Everything in the interiors and exterior spaces is designed to please the eye and ease the mind. For a secluded getaway these private are exactly what you need to book ASAP.
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