Saudi Arabia : Six Senses Unveils Luxurious Retreat in Wadi Safar
The renowned hospitality chain, Six Senses, is poised to welcome guests to its new hotel project, Wadi Safar, situated west of Diriyah and northwest of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
The stunning resort, slated to open its doors in 2026, promises an exquisite experience with breathtaking panoramic views of the valley.
Luxurious Living Amidst Cultural Richness
Wadi Safar, located approximately 41 kilometers from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport, will feature 80 guest rooms spread across five clusters atop a hill. The architectural design draws inspiration from the region's deep cultural roots, showcasing original Najdi-style palatial structures. The resort aims to blend the essence of a traditional gathering place with opulent and contemporary living, reflecting Six Senses' commitment to creating unique and culturally rich environments.
Strategic Partnership with Diriyah Company
Expressing enthusiasm about the project, Neil Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of Six Senses, highlighted the close collaboration with Diriyah Company, emphasizing the alignment of visions. This collaboration seeks to invite guests to explore the beauty and cultural heritage of the Kingdom.
Wadi Safar: A Gated Lifestyle Destination
Wadi Safar is part of a larger 60-square-kilometer gated community, offering a secluded and peerless lifestyle destination for both Saudi society and international visitors. Spanning 49 acres, the region ensures security and seclusion, positioned conveniently just two hours away from the six GCC countries.
Versatile Retreat and Cultural Hub
In addition to its traditional function as a five-star resort, the Wadi Safar is planning to organize events, weekend getaways, and longer vacations for those interested in wellness and history. In addition to hosting major international events in the realms of sports, the arts, culture, shopping, and fashion, the location has a large and stunning terrain. These efforts are in line with the larger goal of bolstering Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, which combines social entrepreneurship with cultural enrichment.
Rich History and Strategic Location
Wadi Safar holds a rich history, once serving as an ancient trade and pilgrimage route. This strategic location was a meeting point for travelers from Asia, Africa, and Europe, who shared food and stories around nightfires. The resort aims to revive this historical significance by providing a unique and immersive experience for visitors, blending luxury with cultural heritage.