NEOM announces new tourist destination layer for northwest Saudi Arabia
NEOM recently announced “Reyya” as a new tourist destination in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The Leia region, with its three different hotels by the world-famous architect, is located in an ancient valley covered by mountains 400 meters high. This project includes Chris Van DienMirrored Hotel by Sean Killa, and Vertical Rock Hotel by Mario Cucinella. In an attempt to support sustainable tourism, this destination is part of Saudi Vision 2030.
With a focus on nature conservation and the aim of integrating eco-friendly construction techniques in harmony with the landscape, it is planned that 95% of Layer’s land will be kept intact. His three carefully designed hotels have a total of 120 boutique rooms and suites, each equally distributed with 40 keys. Each hotel is designed for a different demographic. One is designed to accommodate adventurous guests and blend in with the natural terrain, the third serves as a gateway to explore the Leia region, and the third serves as a wellness retreat. It works.
The first property is intended to attract adventure and features a deconstructed design.designed by Chris Van Dine/OMA, The climbing wall of a wadi acts like a staircase, and its structure follows the terrain using the natural lines of the terrain. The uniquely designed site, flooded on the cliff top and into the side of the valley, encourages adventurers to experience the surrounding area.
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The second venue by Sean Kira serves as a well-being-focused sanctuary aimed at supporting longevity. It features a reflective exterior that reflects the surrounding landscape and valley walls. The design allows the natural flow of the wadi to intersect with the heart of the site, creating a unique visitor experience.
The third facility by Mario Cucinella appears on a rock located in the heart of the wadi oasis. This is a fascinating gateway to exploring beyond the valley. The staircase leading from the valley to the entrance of the property is an exploratory path, offering unparalleled views of the valley.
The entire Leyja development will offer a variety of experiences including dining, wellness facilities, pools, guided wadi walks, hiking trails, mountain biking and climbing. The three schemes will be combined through one shared experience center located at nodes along the line connecting the developments. This development marks a crucial point in NEOM’s expansion.
Boasting a futuristic and sustainable intervention, NEOM is planned as a transnational urban development. Recently, the development announced NEOM’s new tourist destination “Siranna”. This 65-key hotel offers a luxurious getaway integrated with the coastal landscape. Last month, the megaproject announced a new luxury coastal destination named Epicon. Epicon aims to redefine hospitality and architectural standards along the Gulf of Aqaba. Finally, at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, NEOM presented an exhibition presenting the concepts and criteria that will guide the design of their proposed 170 km long linear city “The Line” .