Capella to operate NEOM’s wellness resort at Elanan

80 room and suite luxury property on the Gulf of Aqaba

Capella Hotels and Resorts has confirmed its second property in Saudi Arabia, revealing its first coastal destination in the country set within NEOM’s project called Elanan.

The newly announced Capella at Elanan will be the brand’s 16th property globally. A timeline for delivery hasn’t been foreshadowed, unlike the Riyadh based project, Capella Diriyah, that is expected to launch in 2025.

Elanan is one of the destinations within the recently named “Magna” region of Saudi Arabia, which has a backdrop of desert mountains and the Gulf of Aqaba coastline. Learn more about Elanan from LATTE‘s previous coverage in February 2024. The resort will open an exclusive wellness retreat as part of the sustainable development unfolding in northwest Saudi Arabia.

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Capella at Elanan will feature 80 rooms and suites. Guests are enveloped in a world of tranquillity where contemporary design meets the beauty of the environment. Capella’s craft of hospitality is further enriched by a holistic wellness experience and innovation driven by Capella Wellness, creating a sanctuary for relaxation infused with innovative design.

Capella is synonymous with enriching wellness and this resort invites guests to enjoy an extensive menu of wellness offerings based on phases of the moon. Each treatment is crafted with authentic Arabian wellness practices and modern therapies for guests to embark on wellness journeys based on ingredients and rituals passed down through the generations.

Cristiano Rinaldi, President of Capella Hotel Group, said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with NEOM in unveiling our second property in the Middle East: Capella at Elanan, on the Gulf of Aqaba coast.

“Combining Saudi Arabia’s breathtaking natural landscapes with NEOM’s innovative technology, we are poised to provide guests with an unparalleled wellness experience that promises delight and discovery. This sanctuary will elevate Capella Hotels and Resorts’ esteemed wellness offering, featuring a curated series of exciting programs.”

An early render of Alanan by NEOM

Jeremy Lester, NEOM Executive Director, Magna, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Capella Hotels and Resorts at Elanan, a stunning haven blending luxury with the spectacular landscape, providing an exclusive sustainable retreat dedicated to holistic wellness. It’s a fusion of aligned values and aspirations. Together, we’ll craft an environment to set a new standard in luxury guest experiences.”

The resort will feature four gastronomy concepts influenced by the coastal region.

“The partnership with Capella Hotels and Resorts seamlessly combines their esteemed luxury, wellness, and exceptional culinary experiences with NEOM’s dedication to regenerative tourism, ensuring guests an innovative and revitalising escape on the stunning shores of the Red Sea,” shares Chris Newman, Executive Director, NEOM Hotel Division.

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