OPENING in October 2022, the resort, which is developed by the Royal Commission for AlUla, brings wellbeing-centred luxury to a heritage site
Banyan Tree Group of its first property in historical AlUla in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the Group’s debut in the Kingdom. AlUla is attracting the attention of the world’s affluent travellers with its mesmerising mix of history, culture, and entertainment, all set against a breath-taking desert backdrop dating back millions of years.
Inspired by the nomadic nature of Nabataean architecture, the all-villa, tented resort epitomises Banyan Tree’s commitment to local influence.
The fundamental principles of the resort are designed around three concepts that allow guests to immerse themselves in the resort and the destination: (1). ‘In-villa’ provides guests with made-to-measure offerings brought to life by the talented cast of Banyan Tree hosts, (2). ‘In-valley’ takes guests into the essence of AlUla through exclusive outdoor treatments, nomadic chef’s tables, active adventures, and private events staged in spectacular settings, (3). ‘En-voyage’ brings guests through privileged immersions crafted with local talents, continuously unlocking new facets of AlUla’s rich legacy. Bespoke wellbeing and adventure excursions show a glimpse of the ancient landscapes of AlUla and the lives of the people who call it home.
The resort will feature two dining venues, including Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant, offering contemporary Thai cuisine. The renowned Banyan Tree Spa welcomes guests with carefully curated wellness experiences that combine Asian traditions and local elements.
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