AW² completes Banyan Tree AlUla within the breathtaking landscape of the Ashar valley in Saudi Arabia’s desert. Take a look at the first photography of Stéphanie Ledoux and Reda Amalou newly delivered project and celebrate its official opening!

Appointed by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) in partnership with the French Agency for AlUla Development (AFALULA), AW²’s design integrates and responds to Saudi Arabia’s ambitions for the future as well as the resort’s completely unique desert setting amid rock formations and ancient heritage sites.
The design priorities the preservation of natural beauty and the rich heritage of the site while supporting the nation’s long-term touristic, cultural, and economic goals for the region. 

Design Fact Sheet

Location: AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Surface Area: 10 000 sqm (site 3 046 ha)

Programme: 5-star hotel – 47 tented suites, 2 reception pavilions, 2 restaurants, spa with rock pool, common areas services.

Masterplan, Architecture & Interiors: AW² architecture & interiors, Paris – Stéphanie Ledoux & Reda Amalou

Client: Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) in partnership with AFALULA, French Agency for AlUla Development

Operator: Banyan Tree – Accor

Consultants / Project Management: GAJ, Architect of Record

                                                           AECOM, Project Manager

                                                           EGIS – GAJ, Structural & Civil Engineering

                                                           EGIS – GAJ, MEP Engineering

                                                           NESMA, Infrastructures

Contractors:               GCS – NESMA – DEEPA, General Contractors 

                                    FIOBCO, Tent Supplier

                                    Accor Procurement – AH2, Furniture Supplier