“Neom Unveils Leyja: A Collection of Luxury Boutique Hotels in Northwest Saudi Arabia”

Neom, a Saudi Arabian project, has revealed Leyja, a collection of three luxury high-end boutique hotels located on the Gulf of Aqaba coast in Northwest Saudi Arabia. The region, known as Leyja, will feature three boutique hotels nestled between 400-metre-high mountains and surrounded by beautiful waters.

The hotels, designed by Mario Cucinella, Shaun Killa, and Chris van Duijn, will each offer unique experiences for guests. The Oasis Hotel by Cucinella is a vertical structure designed to blend with the surrounding mountains. The Home of Wellness Hotel by Killa is a reflective structure designed to mirror the surrounding landscape. The Home of Adventure Hotel by van Duijn is designed for guests seeking adventure and sports activities.

The Leyja development is part of Neom’s commitment to becoming a multi-faceted destination and contributing to a strong and sustainable tourism industry under Saudi Vision 2030. It will be the fifth region of Neom, following Oxagon, Sindalah, The Line, Trojena, Epicon, Siranna, Utamo, and Norlana.

Each hotel will feature 120 rooms and suites, offering guests a journey of human transformation through disconnection and reconnection. The hotels will also offer a variety of experiences and activities, including fine dining with world-renowned chefs, guided walks, a 73-kilometre-long hiking trail towards the Trojena mountain resort, and mountain biking and climbing for adventure seekers.

Neom is a $500 billion mega project currently under construction in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It has been criticised for human rights violations, with three men sentenced to death last year for resisting “displacements” in the Neom project site.

Source: worldarchitecture.org

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