Aman Group expands Saudi pipeline

Ultra-luxe resort operator to add further Aman and Janu resorts in the Kingdom

Aman Wadi Safar, Saudi Arabia

Aman Group is broadening its presence in Saudi Arabia, revealing a pair of new properties under its masthead Aman brand and its more affordable offshoot brand, Janu. The new properties include Aman Wadi Safar and Janu Diriyah, both will launch in partnership with Diriyah Company.

Aman Wadi Safar, located in the desert landscape near the city of Riyadh, will be home to a 78-keyAman hotel, a collection of up to 34 Aman Branded Residences, an Aman Spa and an array of dining experiences.

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Following the successful opening of Aman New York, Denniston Architects has been appointed to bring Jean-Michel Gathy’s extensive experience combining Aman’s renowned design language with the local culture, heritage, and landscape of a destination to the project.

Aman Wadi Safar will draw inspiration from its pristine natural environment, as well as traditional Najdi design elements, to embrace the values of a community lifestyle, creating a resort setting that weaves amongst the wadis and plateaus of the site, reinforcing the connection between the property and its otherworldly desert location. Aman Wadi Safar is expected to open in 2026.

Janu Diriyah, also earmarked to open in 2026, will be located within close proximity to the UNESCO Heritage Site of At-Turaif close to the historic city of Riyadh. Comprising 120 hotel rooms and a spa, as part of the Janu Wellness offering, the property will include a multitude of dining and experiences.

Janu Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

Vlad Doronin, Chairman and CEO of Aman Group, said the latest properties mark a “continuation of Aman Group’s commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“Aman Wadi Safar and Janu Diriyah Gate build upon Aman Group’s existing pipeline of properties in Saudi Arabia and reinforce my strategic vision to offer our clients the opportunity to experience the breadth of this fascinating, and previously undiscovered country with journeys that encompass city experiences, remote desert landscapes and UNESCO Heritage Sites,” Doronin said.

Commenting on the partnership and the latest projects, Jerry Inzerillo, Group CEO, Diriyah Company, said: “Diriyah, the City of Earth, will be the world’s largest cultural and heritage destination and these projects will enhance our luxury offerings to guests who come to explore our identity.”

“Aman Group have developed these projects by harnessing our unique setting at the heart of 300 years of Saudi history, while embracing our shared future as a city and a community. We are delighted to celebrate the beginning of our journey together.”

Aman Group has already announced three properties in the pipeline within AlUla, Saudi Arabia, two of which will be Aman destinations, as well as Janu AlUla. Additionally, Aman Group has announced Project Sama, the brand’s first luxury motor yacht – announced back in December 2021 – being developed in partnership with Cruise Saudi, which will offer on-the-water voyages in the Red Sea, as well as in the Mediterranean.

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