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A resort made of timber and bamboo

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is a luxurious resort made with timber and bamboo. 

The Red Sea unfolds as a regenerative destination along Saudi Arabia’s west coast. Encompassing over 28,000 km², it hosts an archipelago of more than 90 islands, beaches, dormant volcanoes, desert dunes, mountain canyons, and culturally significant historical sites. The Red Sea Project aims to build a range of luxury accommodations, hotels, and residential properties to cater to upscale travellers. By 2030, the location will be host 50 hotels, offering 8,000 rooms, up to 1,000 residential properties, and even its own international airport.

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is one of such places to stay and was opened to the public in October 2023. It accessible from the coast of Saudi Arabia via chartered boat or seaplane, is a LEED Platinum certified resort located on a private island within the Ummahat archipelago.

The resort, designed by Kengo Kuma, houses 90 villas made of timber and thermally modified strand woven bamboo (Bamboo X-treme). Each villa has a private pool and sundeck. The decking material is also thermally modified strand woven bamboo.

Photos: Red Sea Global