NEW YORK, 23 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – Architectural Digest Middle East announced Sunday 22 November the results of its annual Design Awards with sustainable sanctuary Habitas AlUla, recognized as the best project in Hospitality Design. The spectacular recently opened property of the growing Habitas brand, located in the AlUla area of Saudi Arabia, rests in the ancient oasis in the desert canyons of the Ashar Valley, surrounded by sandstone cliffs and palm groves.
The AD Design Awards 2021 celebrate the thriving design scene of the MENA region, honoring the region’s most exceptional people and projects, in ten hotly contested categories. From architecture and interior design to product design, from commercial and residential projects to cutting edge hospitality projects, this year’s awards have highlighted the exceptional work done over the past two years. The full list of winners can be found here.
“Habitas AlUla has been meticulously designed to immerse guests in the region’s authentic culture and rich natural environment, as AlUla was previously closed to tourism, making the region a wonder even for the most traveled adventurer,” comments Oliver Ripley , co-founder and CEO of the Habitas group. “We wanted to create a shared experience that both complements the thousands of years of current history while celebrating progress into the future. We are honored to have received Best in Hospitality for this year’s AD Design Awards and will continue to lead by example. by promoting cultural immersion and sustainable design. “
Launched in November, Habitas AlUla is located in the Ashar Valley in the unexplored region of AlUla northwest of Saudi Arabia. The resort’s serene paths lead guests to each of the 96 rooms that span three levels: the Celestial Premium Villas, Alcove Villas, and Canyon Villas, as well as the Yoga Terrace, wellness centers. be and fitness, at the restaurant and at the swimming pool. Each of these spaces is built from organic materials of ethical origin that blend perfectly into their natural environment. This minimally invasive building model, along with the property’s sustainable construction methods, are Habitas’ calling cards: a low-impact modular design that hardly harms the environment, creating an organic space in which to Meaningful experiences of all kinds will spring to life.
Co-founded by an entrepreneur of British origin Olivier ripley, and its partners Kfir Levy and Eduardo Castillo, Habitas is a growing global hotel group that attracts conscious travelers seeking new experiences based on people relationships, sustainability and local community empowerment. In addition to the recently opened AlUla property, Habitas has ‘houses’ in Tulum, Namibia and Bacalar. Plans are also underway for an exciting pipeline to include new locations in Mexico, Costa Rica, Morocco, Portugal and Bhutan for 2022 and beyond.
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