Marriott & TRSDC unite to bring 1st Ritz-Carlton reserve in ME

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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American multinational company Marriott International has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) in order to debut its Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand off the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is expected to form part of the eagerly anticipated Red Sea destination and offer a highly personalized leisure experience that blends intuitive and heartfelt service with stunning natural beauty and indigenous design.

Slated to debut in 2023, Nujuma will be the first property from the brand in the Middle East and joins an exclusive collection of only five Ritz-Carlton Reserves worldwide.

John Pagano
John Pagano

“I am excited to welcome Ritz-Carlton Reserve into the fold of our luxury collection of brands for The Red Sea. Around the world, Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are synonymous with providing unique luxury experiences and creating personalized meaningful escapes, underpinned by a commitment to sustainable practices. As we inch closer to opening our first resorts early next year, this world-class brand is sure to excite and entice future guests.”

As per the statement, “Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers a complete escape to the unexpected: a private and transformative travel experience that is centered around human connection and brings together unique elements of the local culture, heritage, and environment.” The current Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are located in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

“We are thrilled to bring our most luxurious brand, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and its exemplary experience to the Middle East. Perfectly situated on one of the most anticipated regenerative tourism projects in the world, the resort will blend seclusion and sophistication to provide a highly personalized luxury escape,” said Mr. Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International.

Nujuma will be situated on a pristine set of private islands, which are part of the Red Sea’s Blue Hole cluster of islands. According to the statement, “Surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty and designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, the resort is expected to feature 63 one-to-four-bedroom water and beach villas.”

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