How about embarking on a getaway amid the cherished UNESCO World Heritage Sites of AlUla? That’s precisely what you can do this year, as The Chedi Hegra is set to make its grand entrance.
The Chedi Hegra is poised to see a portion of AlUla’s UNESCO World Heritage Site undergo a remarkable transformation into a luxurious 35-room hotel.
The Royal Commission of AlUla (RCU) is meticulously engaged in the restoration and conversion of heritage structures, including Hegra Fort and its adjacent edifices, as well as an antiquated train station as part of the hotel’s layout. The traditional mud-brick architecture will be conserved and seamlessly integrated into the design. The majority of Hegra will remain unaltered as part of this development.
Hegra stands as the most extensive conserved Nabataean civilization site to the south of Petra, Jordan, and is a renowned AlUla landmark due to its exceptionally well-preserved tombs. The tombs still bear intricate decorations and carvings in 94 out of the 111 tombs, offering a captivating glimpse into the historical narratives of Saudi Arabia and ancient epochs.
Therefore, The Chedi Hegra guarantees its visitors a truly unique experience within this ancient enclave.
The establishment will feature three upscale dining establishments, a charming café, and a comprehensive spa and swimming pool facility. One of the restaurants will be nestled within the picturesque Hegra Fort, while another will offer seating by a sunken water reservoir. The third eatery will be located within a vintage train station.
If you’re considering a visit to AlUla in the present, make sure not to overlook these prominent events scheduled for 2023. AlUla Skies is also on the horizon. Banyan Tree AlUla and Habitas AlUla are already open, catering to those seeking a brief respite, and you can even lodge at a resort set against the backdrop of a volcanic site.
In addition to this, another Chedi property has been confirmed for the Kingdom, with plans for The Chedi Trojena in the mountainous city of NEOM. Moreover, Saudi Arabia is witnessing a surge of exciting new hotels, including the Miraval The Red Sea, the Sheybarah Resort featuring overwater villas, and the inaugural NEOM OXAGON hotel. Notably, the Desert Rock is presently being sculpted into the mountain.
No matter what type of vacation experience you seek, you’re likely to find a property that suits your preferences.