Internationally renowned French-Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy has been appointed as master planner for Amaala Island, part of an ultra-luxury destination taking shape on the north western coastline of Saudi Arabia.
A host of giga projects – large, government-funded initiatives designed to diversify the economy – are set to drive growth in the Saudi Arabia hospitality market in the coming years.
Amaala, one of the numerous giga-projects which are set to change the face of Saudi Arabia, is currently coming to life in the country. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the rapidly developing location
The leading hospitality figurehead completed a successful stint as chief executive of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority last year.
The Middle Eastern destination has been embarking on a programme – known as Vision 2030 – designed to overhaul its economy, diversifying away from a reliance on oil.
The newly signed Park Regis hotel is located in the heart of Jeddah city – a port-side commercial hub with a fascinating history dating back to the seventh century.