Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, Amaala and The Red Sea, has today announced a partnership with Equinox, a global leader in luxury lifestyle brands, to create Equinox Resort Amaala in one of the world’s most well-preserved natural environments, Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea.
Equinox Resort Amaala is the latest hotel brand to be announced for Red Sea Global’s Amaala, an integrated wellness haven featuring some of the world’s most renowned luxury brands. The hotel, with a focus on sports, fitness and lifestyle, will comprise of 128 keys, including two luxury penthouses as well as a suite of amenities such as several world-class culinary concepts, a magnesium salt rooftop pool, spa, Beach Club, and a signature Equinox Fitness Club.
“Amaala brings the best in health and wellness together in an area of extraordinary natural beauty to offer exceptional and transformative experiences for guests. Equinox’s unique brand of luxury and fitness is a fantastic fit, allowing visitors to choose seeking self-improvement during their stay, getting back to nature on land or at sea, or simply enjoying quiet moments with loved ones in comfort and privacy,” said John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global.
Equinox Resort Amaala is a key part of the Amaala Marina Village, designed by renowned architects, Foster + Partners, which will feature a collection of luxury hotels, villas and condominiums all set in a lively retail precinct with stunning marina views. The Village, part of the wider Triple Bay development, has been designed to adopt the best elements of local architecture featuring narrow winding streets perfect for exploration and discovery. The irregular street facades have been orientated to capture and channel breezes, offer shade and protection and filter light, delivering natural climate control to enhance the comfort of guests.
The very best in international retail and dining brands will be present in the Village, providing guests with a luxury experience set in the picturesque marina with views dominated by the spectacular Triple Bay Yacht Club, the singular form of the Rea Sea marine life institute and the stretching Red Sea coastline.
Equinox Resort Amaala, designed by Foster + Partners, has been curated to ensure complete connectivity to the surrounding area. The hotel’s prime position provides direct access and views to both the Marina Village on one side, and the pristine Hijaz Cove on the other.
The Hotel’s Porte Cochere and its distinctive floating canopy provides a dramatic entrance for guests as they arrive by either boat or car. The hotel itself features four open courtyards, which take inspiration from traditional architecture styles. The shaded courtyards with the intelligent use of the landscape and water features, naturally cools the air allowing guests to enjoy the resort in comfort even during the warmest days. Guest rooms have been carefully planned to capture either the panoramic views of the Hijaz Cove or the marina with its super yachts and the lively marina promenade.
Equinox Hotels CEO, Christopher Norton, said, “Amaala is a destination that perfectly aligns with our mission of redefining luxury hospitality. Our highly differentiated resort offering will provide guests an unparalleled experience that only a brand like Equinox can deliver. We’re excited to partner with an amazing developer like Red Sea Global that has similar and strong values rooted in sustainability.”
The Red Sea is situated along Saudi Arabia’s west coast and is home to some of the most diverse and delicate natural environments. Red Sea Global has put protection and regeneration at the center of its development ethos. It aims to achieve a 30% net conservation benefit by 2040, which will be achieved by enhancing biologically diverse habitats including mangroves, seagrass, corals, and land vegetation. This commitment is seen throughout the design and careful planning of Amaala.
Phase One of Amaala – 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.