Designs Unveiled for Captivating Desert Rock Hill Resort in Saudi Arabia
We often talk about immersive experiences in the context of virtual reality, but The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) in Saudi Arabia takes the concept a step further by carving a luxury hotel out of a rocky mountain for future guests to enjoy. literally immerse in.
Set in one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world, the Desert Rock Resort is embedded into the beautiful mountainside and offers panoramic views of the mountain canyons below and a canopy of stars above.
As part of The Red Sea Project, TRSDC recently unveiled the first look at Desert Rock’s designs, which are meant to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s spectacular natural beauty and Nabataean heritage.
“Since the beginning of the Desert Rock Project, creating a development that combines luxury, sustainability and an immersive experience for our customers has been at the heart of everything,” said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC. “We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy a stay at this unique property.”
Inspired by the beautiful surrounding mountains, volcanoes and wadis, Desert Rock will include 48 villas and 12 hotel suites. A variety of accommodation styles will be available to best meet guest needs, from ground-floor accommodations to hotel suites carved out halfway up the mountain.
An impressive feat of engineering, a number of rooms will be found within the excavated rocky landscape, giving guests access to stunning Saudi Arabia views and stargazing opportunities, all from the comfort of your own home. bedroom.
The unique rock formations included in the architecture of the complex were produced by a series of cataclysmic seismic events thousands of years ago. The architecture was therefore designed to conserve this natural beauty while reducing energy consumption, supercharging the ecosystem and regenerating native flora. This innovative architectural model offers customers a very unique and unparalleled form of luxury, combining nature and sustainability.
“Desert Rock offers clients a ‘never seen before’ opportunity to physically and metaphysically connect to one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world,” said Chad Oppenheim, founder of Oppenheim Architecture, the design and planning company at the origin of the concept. “Our main intention when designing the resort was to build with the land, not on it, and to take into account the stunning natural elements that already exist on the site, amplifying its natural beauty.”
Guests will enter the resort through a hidden valley nestled between the mountains. Most of the roads leading to the resort will follow the edge of the main wadi, hidden behind landscaped mounds, to provide uninterrupted views. It will also minimize noise and light pollution, allowing guests to fully absorb the surrounding spectacular desert landscape.
The resort has state-of-the-art facilities including a world-class spa and fitness center, remote dining areas, and a signature lagoon oasis.
Visitors will be able to hike with members of the local community who will provide educational tours of the area. Dune buggies will also be available for hire as part of the site-wide activity program, making this the idyllic vacation destination for those seeking adventure and relaxation.
TRSDC defends the ancient history of the region, which lies at the crossroads of continents, connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. For centuries Saudi Arabia has been a meeting point for civilizations and a crossing point for caravans on the frankincense trade route carrying spices, myrrh, cotton, ebony and the silk.
The Nabataeans – an ancient Arab people who inhabited northern Arabia and the southern Levant and who are perhaps best known for their monumental rock-hewn tombs in Petra, Jordan – inhabited the northwestern region of the Saudi Arabia around 2,000 years ago and built their second largest city in Mada’in Salih, a short drive from Desert Rock.
The Desert Rock resort will be open to guests as part of the first phase of the Red Sea destination which is slated to end in 2023.