Shangri-La to open in Jeddah first hotel in Saudi Arabia
The 242-key , 65-storey Shangri-La Jeddah Hotel will face onto the Red Sea and has won awards for its architecture. The hotel will feature three restaurants, a three-storey grand ballroom, luxury spa and fitness areas, a swimming pool, children’s club and several lounges. Shangri-La will also manage the 122 residences in the tower.
The tower’s design firm, Perkins+Will, was the recipient of the 2009 MIPIM Architectural Review ‘Future Project Award’ for ‘Best Tall Building’. The tower sits perpendicular to the shoreline, which means it has more solar exposure.
Its exterior features synthetic fabric architectural sails that shade the interior spaces, protect balconies from wind, maintain privacy and house LED lights that create a distinctive pattern over the surface of the building.
Shangri-La Jeddah hotel is set to open in 2018 and will be Shangri-La’s first hotel in the Kingdom. Shangri-La is also opening a hotel in Doha, Qatar in summer 2015.