Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu to Open in Al Mahar Island, Saudi Arabia

Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu


With direct beachfront access to the Red Sea on the remote coast of Al Mahar Island and part of the port city of Yanbu, the next five-star luxury hotel Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu 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. Offer exclusivity, a tailor-made welcome, a place of belonging 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 their reason for visiting 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 cabins, restaurant and herbal tea room, as well as a future prestigious Villa Royale, complete the complete offer.


“We admire Vision 2030 and the Kingdom’s strategic planning to create an international trade hub, linking East to West. The expansion of our portfolio in Saudi Arabia is a crucial and important step for Kempinski and we are delighted to to be able to offer with Osama Al-Mutabagani and Al Jazeerah Hotels & Resorts, a new luxury hotel destination here in Yanbu,” said Bernold Schroeder, Chairman and CEO of Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Board of Kempinski AG. We are partners in the belief that a vibrant society is paramount to economic growth and prosperity and so we hope that by bringing Kempinski to this part of Saudi Arabia we can contribute to the vision set for the future. The country’s heritage alongside its world-class infrastructure and relentless pursuit of sustainable development aligns perfectly with our own corporate vision. This very special opening to the Red Sea reinforces our commitment to significant growth and adds an extraordinary hotel to our presence in the Kingdom. This follows on from the Kempinski Al Othman Al Khobar Hotel, our advanced projects in Makkah and Madinah and the future project in the Al Olaya district of Riyadh. At Kempinski, we are committed to the collective dynamic that will make it possible to achieve Vision 2030.”

Osama Al-Mutabagani, owner of Al Jazeerah Hotels & Resorts, comments on the management agreement: “We look forward to creating an exclusive enclave with impeccable style and high quality services to meet the demand of the hotel’s guests. today’s hotel that come with In collaboration with our partner Kempinski Hotels, one of the world’s leading luxury hotel operators, we will ensure that we redefine hospitality in Western Saudi Arabia by revamping this destination for perfect getaways with the finest architecture and contemporary design.

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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