According to Lodging Econometrics, Saudi Arabia led the construction pipeline in the Middle East with a record 260 projects and 70,069 rooms in development during Q1 of 2023, dovetailing the country’s tourism goal to become one of the world’s preeminent destinations and attract 100 million visitors by 2030.
One of the newest additions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the Six Senses Amaala. Designed by multidisciplinary design practice U+A with interiors by Studio Carter that draw inspiration from the area’s coastal villages, the resort will sprawl across 1,600 square miles of land near the Triple Bay area and offer views of the Hijaz Cove and Red Sea.
Boasting 64 guestrooms, 30 villas, and 25 branded residences, each accommodation will strike a balance between seclusion and connectivity with linked central courtyards. As guests meander through the property, they will discover private coves, sandy beaches, a mangrove boardwalk, and limestone overhangs and caves.
Keeping in line with Six Senses’ wellness-focused ethos, the spa will feature a cryotherapy chamber, Finnish saunas, salt rooms, herbal steam rooms, and a Watsu pool to offer guests a myriad of ways to unwind.
Yet-to-be-announced F&B concepts will include all-day dining options with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, a juice bar, coffee roastery, water bar, tea house, bakery, and a Southeast Asian restaurant.
To support sustainability—another core tent of the brand—Six Senses Amaala will ban the use of single-use plastics, utilize a desalination plant to prevent impact on nearby coral reefs, and recycle all wastewater and organic waste for agriculture.
Six Senses Amaala is set to open as part of the first phase of the Triple Bay development. “Six Senses Amaala is part of a holistic hub for the arts, a leading diving destination, an extension of the Mediterranean yachting corridors, and an integrated wellness community, all of which we hope inspires guests to embark on transformative personal journeys,” says Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs.