Foster + Partners is designing the Southern Dunes hotel in Saudi Arabia as part of The Red Sea Project tourist development on the western coast of the country.
Named Southern Dunes, the hotel will contain 40 villas sheltered by asymmetric timber roofs, and set to be built around 100 kilometres northeast of the town of Umluj on Saudi Arabia's western coast, the hotel complex will be surrounded by a remote, desert landscape.
The project is one of two inland hotels being built as part of The Red Sea Project, which will see a chain of around 90 uninhabited islands in the Red Sea developed into a tourist resort.
Alongside the villas, the development will contain reception buildings, a spa, a large pool and several restaurants. Staff accommodation for 700 employees is also being built as part of the project.