Global hospitality group Habitas has opened its newest property, dubbed Home, in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla.
Habitas AlUla is nestled among an ancient oasis in a desert valley surrounded by sandstone cliffs and palm groves with pathways leading up to one of 96 villas, a reception, yoga deck, wellness and fitness centers, restaurant and a swimming pool. Every room is made from ethically sourced organic materials that blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings with minimal disruption and a sustainable program leaving no trace on the environment.
Habitas AlUla is comprised of three styles of sustainably designed Villas (Celestial, Alcove and Canyon) that embrace the natural surroundings of the Ashar Valley. All villas offer scenic canyon views, private outdoor lounge decks, king-sized beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and scenic canyon views.
Sustainable practices are at the forefront for the group, with Habitas AlUla operating on a carbon-neutral basis. The brand also places a focus on immersive experiences including music, wellness, adventure, traditions and rituals.
The culinary experience is centred around farm-to-table practices and sustainable agricultural methods. The food & beverage concept infuses Saudi and Middle Eastern cuisine, using local, fresh ingredients, such as spices once traded along the incense route, bringing Saudi Arabia’s unique flavors to life.
The retreat will also feature an arthouse that will showcase the work of local artisans, complementing a number of artistic installations. Guests are also welcome to participate in guided walks leading through the ancient wonders of the mystical city where the Nabateans once ruled.
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Habitas AlUla is the fifth Home in the collection, with other locations in Bacalar and Tulum in Mexico, Namibia, and a new mobile Caravan experience. Future Home projects are earmarked for Bhutan, Los Cabos, San Miguel, Santa Teresa and Todos Santos.
Lead image: Habitas AlUla pooldeck