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THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCESM
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES

Shangri-La Jeddah: A guide to the new luxurious oasis on the Red Sea

Shangri-La Jeddah cuts a striking figure on the Jeddah Corniche, with oceanic interiors, ocean views and luxurious facilities

Athwifa Saleem

11 January 2024

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Jeddah is a city that showcases the cultural, historical, and religious richness of Saudi Arabia and is also embracing a contemporary and cosmopolitan transformation. There are a handful of elegant hotels from renowned global brands in this city, however, this recently opened property has redefined the hotel scene in Jeddah: Shangri-La Jeddah. Situated on the new Jeddah Waterfront along the coast of the Red Sea, this hotel offers breathtaking views, lavish rooms, and impeccable service. Shangri-La Jeddah has turned out to be an ideal choice for travelers who want to discover the variety and charm of Jeddah, the portal to the sacred city of Makkah.

About Shangri-la Jeddah

Shangri-La Jeddah is a new addition to the city’s luxury hotels, having opened its doors in 2022. The hotel boasts 220 stylish rooms and suites, plus luxury serviced apartments and connecting rooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the Red Sea. Currently the only hotel on the new Jeddah Waterfront (plans for The Jeddah EDITION will open later this year), Shangri-La Jeddah offers guests a prime location to enjoy the city’s attractions and landmarks, such as the Red Sea Mall and the Floating Mosque. Shangri-La Jeddah is a true oasis in the city, where guests can experience the best of modern elegance and Arabian hospitality.

The Location

Shangri-La Jeddah is situated on the edge of the Red Sea, offering panoramic views of the city and the water. The hotel is part of the new Jeddah Waterfront development, which features a promenade, a park, and a marina. The hotel is close to the historic Al Balad district, which showcases the cultural heritage of Jeddah. The hotel is also a 20-minute drive from the King Abdulaziz International Airport and a 10-minute drive from the Red Sea Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in Saudi Arabia. The hotel is also near other attractions, such as the Floating Mosque, the King Fahd Fountain, and the Jeddah Corniche. This location makes the hotel ideal for both leisure and business travellers.

Outdoor Pool

The Experience

Reflecting its coastal location, the hotel features a nautical theme in every aspect, from the azure-and-ochre hues in guestrooms to the Waterfront Kitchen restaurant’s interiors that evoke a lavish yacht. Guests will enter a world of modern elegance and Arabian hospitality when visiting Shangri-La Jeddah, with the hotel offering stunning views of the Red Sea and the city skyline. The hotel focuses on cuisine, with four innovative dining concepts that showcase flavours from around the world, such as Chinese, Caribbean, Peruvian, and Lebanese. The arrival at Shangri-La Jeddah sets the tone for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Guests of Shangri-La Jeddah are greeted by the hotel’s staff, who speak fluent English and Arabic and provide friendly and professional service. The lobby is a spacious and bright space that reflects the endless blue of the sea and the sandy beaches outside. Floor-to-ceiling windows, glass details, a live cooking station, and a boutique patisserie create a welcoming atmosphere for the guests.

Royal Suite Bedroom at Shangri-La Jeddah
Royal Suite Bedroom
Royal Suite Living Room at Shangri-La Jeddah
Royal Suite Living Room

The Suites

Shangri-La Jeddah boasts a variety of rooms and suites to suit every need, from cosy executive rooms to expansive presidential suites. All of the 220 guest rooms, suites, and apartments are spacious and stylish, offering one- to three bedrooms ranging from 52 to 584 square metres. All accommodations are luxuriously appointed with plush bedding, marble bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the panoramic sea views. Rooms and suites are decorated in soothing tones of blue and beige, inspired by the sea and the sand, and come with private balconies where guests can enjoy the panoramic views of the Red Sea and the city. Apartments are ideal for long-term stays, featuring fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, and living rooms. All apartments have access to the Horizon Club Lounge, where guests can enjoy exclusive benefits and services.

The colourful COPA restaurant
COPA
The Waterfront Kitchen at Shangri-La Jeddah
The Waterfront Kitchen

The Dining

Shangri-La Jeddah focuses on innovative and exciting dining experiences, with four restaurants that showcase flavours from around the world, such as Chinese, Caribbean, Peruvian, and Lebanese. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Shang Palace, is a modern and soulful Chinese restaurant with traditional motifs and Arabesque patterns, serving authentic dishes and collaborating with global Shangri-La chefs. Award-winning pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert, known for his exquisite desserts at Caprice Hong Kong, brings the best of French patisserie and indulgent treats, and guests can enjoy live cooking stations and custom-made dishes at The Waterfront Kitchen. A highlight of the hotel is Kaia, a vibrant and open-air terrace that offers Pacific Rim cuisine and pulsing energy to Jeddah’s nightlife scene. The space features cool breezes, spectacular sunsets, and a resident DJ who sets the mood for a fun night out.

Wellness and Spa

Like all of Shangri-La outposts, Shangri-La Jeddah’s spa is a luxurious oasis, where guests can pamper themselves with treatments from a renowned Spanish skincare brand. The spa offers in-room wellness services for guests who prefer more privacy and comfort. The spa has a sauna, a jacuzzi, a hammam, and various therapies, such as massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa also respects the local culture by having separate facilities for women and men.

Burj Assila, Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Doubles from AED 1,586 per night, shangri-la.com

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