The Chedi Hegra is located inside Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Web site and can provide 35 visitor rooms. It’s instantly constructed into present constructions, together with an outdated railway station and surrounding buildings, Hegra Fort, and others. Structural and exterior partitions, some with historic mud-brick building, are being preserved and built-in with fashionable structure.
RCU may even be certain that the design and building of the property aligns with the Sustainability Constitution for AlUla. The place doable, the venture will use native building supplies and work with native companies and labour. When full, the resort is anticipated to create at the very least 120 jobs.
Facilities at The Chedi Hegra embrace three fine-dining eating places, a café, and a full-service spa and pool. One of many eating places, situated contained in the outdated railway station, will characteristic an exhibition of artefacts, together with a completely restored prepare. One other shall be situated throughout the Hegra Fort.
John Northen, RCU vice chairman of resorts and resorts, stated: “Sitting on the nexus of AlUla’s residing museum, The Chedi Hegra embodies the fulfilment of our ‘Journey Via Time’ grasp plan with its deep respect for heritage, sustainable design options, and an genuine luxurious expertise that celebrates what makes AlUla a particular vacation spot for travellers searching for each consolation and journey.”
Tommy Lai, CEO of GHM, stated: “GHM is thrilled to introduce this luxury heritage boutique resort that may provide genuine, unrivalled life-style expertise deep throughout the historic Nabataean web site of Hegra. As the primary resort inside Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Web site, we’re dedicated to protect the positioning’s integrity whereas seamlessly integrating fashionable structure and comforts.
“I’m sure that visitors will recognise and admire the worth we place in minimising our environmental affect, via the sustainable efforts of the resort, along with our dedication in conserving the legacy of Hegra – a real GHM hallmark of making impressed areas,” Lai added.