Capella Hotels and Resorts to open exclusive wellness retreat in NEOM

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Capella Hotels and Resorts at NEOM
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Capella Hotels and Resorts has launched its first coastal destination in Saudi Arabia, set within NEOM at Elanan, one of Magna’s destinations, against the backdrop of stunning desert mountains and the Gulf of Aqaba coastline.

The resort will open an exclusive wellness retreat as part of the sustainable development unfolding in northwest Saudi Arabia.

Emerging from a lush oasis embracing the landscape’s ancient natural springs, the resort features 80 bespoke rooms and suites. Guests are enveloped in a world of tranquility where contemporary design meets the beauty of the environment.

Capella’s craft of hospitality is further enriched by a holistic wellness experience and innovation driven by Capella Wellness, creating a sanctuary for relaxation infused with innovative design.

A Haven for Rejuvenation

Paying homage to the region, Capella at Elanan incorporates interlocking geometric shapes that evoke a modern aesthetic reminiscent of nature. From the moment visitors set foot into Elanan, they embark on a journey enveloped in the soothing embrace of nature’s beauty. Guests can explore the expansive plazas, unwind amidst the sun-kissed gardens, or marvel at the breathtaking views from the observation tower’s summit.

Wellness Offerings

From healing therapies to world-class facilities, Capella is synonymous with enriching wellness, where every experience is meticulously tailored to meet guests’ needs. The resort invites guests to enjoy an extensive menu of wellness offerings based on phases of the moon. Each treatment is crafted with authentic Arabian wellness practices and modern therapies for guests to embark on wellness journeys based on ingredients and rituals passed down through the generations.

Cristiano Rinaldi_Capella Hotel Group in NEOM
Cristiano Rinaldi
President – Capella Hotel Group

“We are thrilled to collaborate with NEOM in unveiling our second property in the Middle East: Capella at Elanan, on the Gulf of Aqaba coast. Combining Saudi Arabia’s breathtaking natural landscapes with NEOM’s innovative technology, we are poised to provide guests with an unparalleled wellness experience that promises delight and discovery. This sanctuary will elevate Capella Hotels and Resorts’ esteemed wellness offering, featuring a curated series of exciting programs.”

Jeremy Lester, NEOM Executive Director, Magna, said that, “We are delighted to collaborate with Capella Hotels and Resorts at Elanan, a stunning haven blending luxury with the spectacular landscape, providing an exclusive sustainable retreat dedicated to holistic wellness. It’s a fusion of aligned values and aspirations. Together, we’ll craft an environment to set a new standard in luxury guest experiences.”

Culinary Experiences Redefined

Home to four concepts, gastronomy at the resort sits at the intersection of rejuvenation and culinary innovation. Influenced by its coastal region, guests can indulge in a variety of unique flavors crafted by an international line-up of master chefs helming the kitchen. Private dining options are also available, with bespoke experiences extended for special occasions.

“The partnership with Capella Hotels and Resorts seamlessly combines their esteemed luxury, wellness, and exceptional culinary experiences with NEOM’s dedication to regenerative tourism, ensuring guests an innovative and revitalizing escape on the stunning shores of the Red Sea,” commented Chris Newman, Executive Director, NEOM Hotel Division.

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