Riyadh – The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives, as awarded Saudi Amana Contracting, a subsidiary of UAE-based Amana Contracting Group, a contract to design and build a management hotel at the project site.
The manufacturing of the hotel will be sub-contracted to DuBox Precast Products Industrial based in the UAE, another subsidiary of the Amana Contracting Group, according to TRSDC’s statement on Sunday.
The 150-room hotel contract is part of a wider Coastal Village initiative to provide accommodation, office space, and supporting civil amenities to around 40,000 workers and staff who will work at The Red Sea Project during and after development.
“We selected Amana Contracting with DuBox based on their innovation and proven track record in delivering pre-finished modular units to a very high standard of quality. These capabilities will allow us to provide our workers and employees with a stand-out residential hotel while maintaining our commitment to protecting the environment,” John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC, commented on the deal.
The hotel is expected to be completed within 12 months, and it will be owned and operated by TRSDC.
It will provide accommodation for staff and third parties visiting the site during delivery of the first phase of the development.
“The construction of the management hotel, overlooking the sea within the Coastal Village, is an example of TRSDC’s plan to build and repurpose permanent structures during construction rather than relying on temporary buildings. This not only reduces cost but also minimizes the impact on the environment,” Ian Williamson, chief project delivery officer at TRSDC, said.
It is worth noting that the Red Sea Project is on track for completion by the end of 2022, including 14 luxury hotels offering 3,000 rooms across five islands and two inland resorts.
The project will comprise a yachting marina, entertainment facilities, an airport, and the necessary supporting logistics and utilities infrastructure.