Marriott International has signed an agreement with NEOM to bring its Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy to the luxury island destination of Sindalah in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s northwest coast.

Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy will offer premium and luxury apartment-style accommodations and will feature units ranging from studios to one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, all equipped with a separate living room, full kitchen, and in-unit washer and dryer.

The property, set to open in 2024, is also slated to offer a fitness center and swimming pool.

The signing of Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy Sindalah marks the fourth collaboration between NEOM and Marriott International on the luxury island, which will also include two Luxury Collection properties and an Autograph Collection Hotel.

Three Marriott properties to open on Sindalah island in NEOM

The Luxury Collection properties will include a beach resort offering a mix of 70 rooms and suites with private pools.

The second Luxury Collection project will be an all-suite property offering, situated in the heart of the retail and marina district. The Autograph Collection property will offer 66 rooms and suites, multiple dining options and a spa.

“We continue to strengthen our collaboration with NEOM with the signing of our first Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy in the Middle East,” said Chadi Hauch, regional vice president, Lodging Development, Middle East, Marriott International. “We continue to see a growing desire for premium and luxury apartment-style accommodation among travelers. Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy will be a great fit for Sindalah which is anticipated to offer our guests and members exciting, year-long travel experiences on the island.”

Chris Newman, executive director, NEOM Hotel Division, added, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership by introducing their new brand to the region, which will elevate the guest experience for a growing number of groups travelling together.”

Sindalah is the first island to be developed in NEOM. It will be home to a 86-berth marina, over 400 ultra-premium hotel rooms and 300 top-end suites, a beach club, a yacht club, and a golf course which will deliver two unique nine-hole experiences, 51 luxury retail boutiques along with 38 culinary offerings.

“We are proud to be introducing the first Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy to the Middle East adding another tier to our luxury accommodation offering,” said Antoni Vives, NEOM’s Chief Urban Planning and Islands Officer. “Located near the promenade close to culinary experiences and luxury fashion, Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy will meet those needs to linger longer, for a comfortable and luxurious stay.”

Apart from Marriott, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts too has said that it will open a new luxury resort on the island. The new Four Seasons resort will feature 225 rooms and suites with terraces overlooking the beaches of the Red Sea, as well as 52 villas with one- to four-bedroom configurations with plunge pools and beach views.