Four Seasons and Red Sea Global launch resort in Saudi Arabia's newest luxury destination

Text by Andréia Wingeter

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a leading luxury hotel company, and Red Sea Global (RSG ), a company belonging to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, announce plans to open a Four Seasons in the Destino Mar Vermelho complex, the latest tourism development project in the country.

Created to become one of the main luxury destinations in the region, the complex will consist of idyllic natural islands and lagoons along 200 kilometers of the west coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between the cities of Umluj and Al Wajh. The new Four Seasons will be located on Shura Island, located at the center of the development, which will also feature a marina, golf course and multiple entertainment and retail options.

” As we continue to expand With Four Seasons’ presence in the region, our new Red Sea project will be one of our first resorts in the Kingdom, combining the best of seaside travel with the natural and cultural wonders of Saudi Arabia,” says Bart Carnahan, President, Development of Global Business and Portfolio Management.

The project is an ambitious tourism development plan on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. The aim of the project is to create a world-class tourist destination that is ecologically sustainable, with the use of renewable energy and limited access, while preserving most of the islands in the region and leaving vast expanses untouched.

“This new destination offers the next generation of travelers an incredible opportunity to discover the range of attractions Saudi Arabia has to offer, from historic and cultural heritage to regions of outstanding natural beauty,” says John Pagano, CEO of Red Mar Group Global. “We are happy to partner with the Four Seasons brand, which brings its service experience to the Red Sea project.”


The new Four Seasons Resort, designed by Foster Partners, will offer approximately 149 accommodations, all with panoramic views of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The property also includes six restaurants and lounges, spaces for meetings and events, a center for marine discovery and diving, two beaches – one of which is reserved for adults – a Kids for All Seasons space and several water attractions, in addition to a sports center with tennis, golf and medical spa with hammam.

The destination will be perfect for those looking to discover the wonders of the ancient Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, such as the ruins of Mada’in Saleh, as well as its attractions such as pristine coral reefs, dormant volcanoes and amazing regional wildlife.

The Resort will be easily accessible to visitors from all over the world via an airport, currently under development.

The resort will be part of a series of Four Seasons branded properties in Saudi Arabia, which includes the Four Seasons hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Center and projects in Diriyah and Jeddat at the Comiche.


Founded 1 961, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to improving the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 126 hotels and resorts and 53 residential properties in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects in development, Four Seasons consistently appears among the best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveler reviews and top awards from the sector. For more information, visit For updates visit and follow @FourSeasonsBR on Twitter and Instagram.


Red Sea Global (RSG– is a public limited company owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, created to develop various projects towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible and regenerative development can uplift communities, boost economies and improve the environment.
Part of the Vision 2030 project that aims to diversify the Saudi Arabia’s economy, RSG plays a critical role in transforming the nation, creating opportunities for young Saudi talent and the private sector as it develops assets that seek to positively impact people and the planet.
RSG is the visionary company behind some of the world’s most ambitious development endeavors, including regenerative tourism destinations of luxury, such as the Red Sea and Amaala. 1

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