Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer of ambitious regenerative tourism destinations like The Red Sea and AMAALA, has announced the launch of its luxury hotel brand at The Red Sea destination, named Shebara.
Unveiled at the World Travel Market in London, Shebara is set to open in the summer of 2024 and will be the first resort owned and operated by RSG at The Red Sea location. Situated on Sheybarah Island in the bustling Al Wajh Lagoon, the resort boasts iconic stainless steel orbs and is actively recruiting a world-class operational team in preparation for its opening. Shebara joins a prestigious lineup of internationally renowned hospitality brands at The Red Sea, including St. Regis, Ritz Carlton Reserve, and Six Senses.
Shebara is situated on Sheybarah Island, featuring a stunning 30 to 40-meter reef drop-off close to the beach, making it an ideal spot for exploring ocean life. The resort comprises 73 keys, including overwater and beach villas. Guests can reach the resort either by a 45-minute boat ride from the mainland or a 20-minute seaplane journey.
Approaching from the south reveals the first stainless steel villas on the horizon, resembling a string of pearls, with a striking reception building at the center, forming the ‘pendant.’ This arrival point, strategically positioned within a natural break in the coral reef, offers a dramatic seascape and underscores a broader commitment to sustainability.
The resort features both a family pool and an adult-only pool, with ‘lily pad’ seating terraces providing panoramic views of the sunset. Guests can choose from two specialty restaurants, and the resort includes a spa and fitness center nestled among the island’s sand dunes.
Additionally, the furthest island is available for exclusive bookings, complete with a dedicated jetty for private yacht mooring. The island comprises a four-bedroom villa, three one-bedroom villas, a private beach, and a barbecue area.
Designed by Killa Design, the resort’s architecture focuses on reflections of nature. Each space seamlessly integrates with its environment, with stainless steel villas mirroring the colors and surface patterns of the ocean and sky. The overwater orbs are cantilevered over the water, creating the illusion of levitating pearls.
In the previous month, The Red Sea welcomed its first guests, with two hotels open for bookings and regular flights at the Red Sea International Airport since September. The destination’s full completion in 2030 will encompass 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also feature luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, F&B, and leisure facilities.