The Chedi Hegra unveils the first hotel in AlUla's UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Chedi Hegra unveils the first hotel in AlUla's UNESCO World Heritage Site



Located in Hegra, it will be home to three fine dining restaurants, a café and spa.

The Chedi is known for creating unique hotel experiences in historical sights. The brand can be found in Oman, Switzerland and the UAE. Now, it's bringing its signature style to Saudi Arabia with The Chedi Hegra, which will be the first hotel in AlUla's UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra.

The Chedi Hegra is scheduled to open by winter 2023, and is set in the heart of the ancient Nabataean site. The venue will be home to 35 rooms, a café, a spa and a swimming pool. The fine dining experiences take place in Hegra Fort; an old railway station with an exhibition, artefacts and a fully-restored train; and a sunken water basin with unobstructed views of Hegra.

The Chedi Hegra

The Chedi prides itself on preserving historical sights, and the majority of the UNESCO Site will not be affected by construction. The hotel will be built into existing structures, which include an old railway station and Hegra Fort. Plus, the structure will be created with a combination of historical mudbrick construction and modern architecture.

John Northen, RCU Vice President of Hotels & Resorts, explained: "Sitting at the nexus of AlUla's living museum, The Chedi Hegra embodies the fulfilment of our Journey Through Time master plan with its deep respect for heritage, sustainable design features, and an authentic luxury experience that celebrates what makes AlUla a special destination for travellers seeking both comfort and adventure."

The Chedi Hegra

Tommy Lai, Chief Executive Officer of General Hotel Management Pte Ltd, added: "As the first hotel within Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, we are committed to preserving the site's integrity while seamlessly integrating modern architecture and comforts. I am certain that guests will recognise and appreciate the value we place in minimising our environmental impact, through the sustainable efforts of the hotel, in addition to our dedication in conserving the legacy of Hegra – a true GHM hallmark of creating inspired spaces."

The Chedi Hegra is not the only Chedi property opening in the Kingdom. The Chedi Wadi Safar will be strategically located in one of Saudi Arabia’s most important heritage and cultural destinations at the centuries-old At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage Site. While The Chedi Trojena will serve as a haven for reflection, recreation, and rejuvenation amidst the mountains of NEOM. Drawing inspiration from the rich history of Saudi Arabia and incorporating futuristic elements that complement its awe-inspiring location, guests can expect a plethora of experiences, ranging from thrilling sports and adventures to restorative and meditative activities, all while enjoying uninterrupted views of the serene freshwater lake.

Hospitality and history await.

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