Kempinski expands into Saudi Arabia and expands portfolio with sleek luxury hotel on the Red Sea

With direct access to the Red Sea waterfront on the remote coast of Al Mahar Island and part of the bustling port city of Yanbu, arises the next five-star luxury Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu, which will will open later this year. The property will reopen as the first luxury Royal Commission resort hotel in Yanbu, western Saudi Arabia. After a complete closure over the next few months, the existing sprawling resort will be meticulously refurbished and repositioned to be ready for the most discerning guests. Offering exclusivity, a tailor-made welcome, a place to belong and a real private enclave of tranquility; it will be renowned for its elegance on the seafront.

In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the property will welcome a myriad of travelers, regardless of the reason for their visit to the region. The Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu will be known as a place of business in addition to being a favorite place for vacationers. Embracing couples and families from the cities of Jeddah or Al Madinah who seek community club-like experiences, the property will also welcome guests from further afield. Whether you’re booking a luxury couples retreat, a family school break or a reunion with colleagues, the gourmet restaurants, extensive spa facilities and exceptional meeting spaces will impress you. With a comprehensive plan to improve and upgrade the entire peninsula, the area will be revitalized with activities for everyone.

The construction plan includes a reduction in the number of luxury rooms, resulting in 23 additional spacious suites, perfectly complementing the 12 architecturally designed villas and 48 designer apartments, suitable for a bespoke clientele with a taste for the extraordinary. Five high-quality restaurants and lounges will provide exquisite dining experiences with Kempinski bringing its world-renowned food and beverage knowledge and award-winning chefs to Yanbu. An infinity pool, a fitness center, a private beach, a marina for excursions to enjoy a day at sea, a diving school as well as extensive meeting and conference spaces, particularly suitable for elegant weddings, do not leave nothing to be desired. A separate and exclusive 3000 m² Ladies’ Spa with its secluded beach, steam baths, hammam, treatment rooms, restaurant and herbal tea room, as well as a future prestigious Villa Royale complete the complete offer.

Indeed, the destination of Yanbu has a lot to offer: While in the old town, an important post on the spice route, guests can visit a typical Hijazi building where the famous British military officer TE Lawrence lived, the night market Souk Al Lail invites you to stroll at the end of the evening. At Lake Yanbu, one of the largest man-made lakes in the country, a botanical paradise enchanted with flora from all over the world, and in the coral-rich bay of Sharm Yanbu, divers find their touristic highlight. To the northeast of the city, Mount Radwa rises to 2,200 m, the highest point of the Al-Nakhil mountains, known for its honey and wild nature and the destination of regular visits.

The future Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu is just 20 minutes from Yanbu International Airport, which offers domestic flights to Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh, as well as flights to Cairo, Istanbul, Dubai and Sharjah. By car, it takes less than 2.5 hours to Al Madinah and 3.5 hours to Makkah.

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Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

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