Raffles to reimagine mountainside hospitality in Saudi Arabia

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is to debut a resort at 2,300 metres in the mountains of NEOM, as a part of Saudi Arabia’s year-round mountain destination Trojena.

Expected to open in 2027, Raffles Trojena promises to reimagine mountainside hospitality while affording discovery of this scenic location pairing natural majesty with immersive experiences.

A place for discovery

The 2027 opening Raffles Trojena will be a part of this mountain destination’s Discover cluster, with six clusters making up Trojena as a whole. The Discover cluster inspires exploration of the natural world, with highlights including a Discovery Tower, Observatory and Cosmic Gate astronomical park.

“Trojena is set to redefine the understanding of luxury hospitality and mountain tourism,” said Philip Gullett, Executive Director, and Trojena Region Head. “We are thrilled to work with Raffles to bring this unique resort to life, sharing a resolve to provide discerning guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that encourages discovery.”

“Raffles Trojena will serve as a beacon of luxury in Saudi Arabia’s first year-round mountain and adventure destination. A place of epic natural majesty combined with immersive and extraordinary experiences – from world-class sporting events, skiing and hiking to Arabian culinary and stargazing adventures that embrace the mountain spirit.”

Inspired resort design

Raffles Trojena will be distinguished first by its ring-shaped architectural design, and a roof integrating circular apertures, with panoramic views from each vantage point. The 105 guest rooms will be arranged around the perimeter of this ring, with circular zones and landscaped gardens then encouraging exploration.

As a Raffles resort, guests can expect hallmarks of the brand including excellent culinary concepts, butler service, and a focus on the arts and culture of the destination.

“It is a credit to Trojena as a destination to have Raffles joining our portfolio of properties, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the very summit of luxury,” said Chris Newman, Executive Director, NEOM Hotel Division.

“With this latest resort, the boundaries of architectural excellence continue to be pushed, complementing the stunning natural beauty of the region’s vast mountain ranges. Raffles is responsible for many of the world’s most iconic destinations, filled with endless possibilities, ideas, and history, and we are excited to be bringing its storied legacy to NEOM.”

Omer Acar, CEO of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, commented: “We are thrilled to collaborate with NEOM on the creation of Raffles Trojena, an architecturally significant resort that will showcase the very best in modern luxury hospitality and underscores Raffles’ commitment to growing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

“Trojena is set to be a destination unlike any other, and this mountainside retreat continues the Raffles legacy of growing in the world’s most compelling locales, providing our guests with an opportunity to ignite their passions through highly personalised service and experiences.”