Red Sea Global (RSG), a Saudi Arabian state-backed developer, has said that it will run its line of upscale hotels under the Shebara name.
The first resort to be owned and run by RSG at its massive tourist project to create a Red Sea destination is the Shebara facility, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024. The 73-key resort, which will be situated on Sheybarah Island in Saudi Arabia, will feature beaches and overwater villas shaped like steel orbs. Either a 20-minute seaplane journey or a 45-minute boat excursion from the mainland will get visitors to the property.
With its dedicated solar farm, the property will run entirely on solar energy. With more than 760,000 PV panels deployed, RSG has built five solar farms in total to power the vacation destination’s initial phase.
The news of RSG’s proposed island location, Thuwal Private Retreat, was announced not too long before the Shebara announcement.
The Red Sea resort already has a St. Regis, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, and a Six Senses resort, which is set to open later this month. Shebara is the newest hospitality brand to operate there.
When the destination is finished in 2030, it will include fifty resorts with about 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential units spread over 22 islands and six inland locations.
RSG, which has full ownership from Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Public Investment Fund (PIF), is in charge of the Amaala tourist giga project as part of the country’s ambition to boost tourism through its Vision 2030 programme. By 2030, the Kingdom hopes to welcome 150 million tourists.