Saudi Arabia’s Neom announces three new Marriott hotels opening at Sindalah Island

Autograph Collection Hotels will debut in the kingdom's upscale yachting and golfing destination

Marriott will open two Luxury Collection hotels and the first Autograph Collection Hotels property in the kingdom. Photo: Marriott / Neom
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Saudi Arabia’s Neom continues to develop with three new Marriott hotels opening at Sindalah Island.

The luxury island in the Red Sea will be the first destination to open at Neom, with travellers expected to check in early next year.

Marriott’s three properties — which include the first Autograph Collection Hotels property in the kingdom — will be the inaugural resorts on the island.

For its Saudi Arabian debut, Autograph Collection Hotels will open a unique resort with a futuristic design. The boutique-sized property will have 66 room and suites, including one and two-bedroom villas, as well as several dining options, a children's club and a luxury spa.

Two Luxury Collection hotels will also open in Sindalah, both of which will promise to offer guests “transformational experiences and destination-rooted authenticity”.

Marriott's Luxury Collection beach resort will have 70 luxury rooms and suites, including one, two, three and four-bedroom villas, all with private pools.

An all-suite property with 115 luxury abodes will open in the central marina district of Sindalah. Both properties will have several dining options, guest experiences and leisure facilities.

“Neom is one of the most highly anticipated developments in the world and we look forward to working with its team to develop these three exciting properties,” said Jerome Briet, chief development officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Marriott International.

“The Luxury Collection and Autograph Collection Hotels properties will express their own unique personality inspired by the exceptional natural landscapes of Neom. We continue to see growth opportunities for our brand portfolio within the destination and Saudi Arabia overall.”

What is Sindalah at Neom?

Part of a group of islands opening in Neom, Sindalah is a luxury destination that will be the first to open to the public in Neom, the $500 billion megacity project and one of the world's most ambitious sustainable urban developments, planned by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Reachable via a 17-hour sail from the Mediterranean, the island will give visitors unrivalled access to the region's 2,000 marine species, 600 of which are endemic to the Red Sea.

Spanning more than 84 hectares, the resort will be home to luxurious properties with more than 400 rooms and 300 suites, a beach club, large marina, wellness centre and dozens of restaurants.

“Marriott International offers one of the most compelling portfolios in the entire industry and enjoys a stellar reputation in the region. We are thrilled by the prospect of working together and look forward to building a hospitality experience that captures the spirit of Sindalah’s year-long appeal, while creating unforgettable memories for our guests,” said Chris Newman, executive director of hotel development at Neom.

Updated: March 08, 2023, 11:06 AM