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
Contractors: GCS – NESMA – DEEPA, General Contractors
FIOBCO, Tent Supplier
Accor Procurement – AH2, Furniture Supplier