NEOM revealed on Sunday the 15th of October the launch of Leyja, its new tourism destination, enhancing its ecotourism offerings. Located within NEOM, Leyja boasts a rich history and mythology. It stretches from the Gulf of Aqaba to a natural valley between 400-meter-high mountains, according to an announcement on NEOM's website.
SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM UNDER SAUDI VISION 2030
Leyja supports NEOM's aim to be a diverse destination and aligns with Saudi Vision 2030's goal of building a strong, sustainable tourism industry. NEOM pledges to reserve most of its land for nature, and Leyja will preserve 95% of its land too. It will use innovative sustainable design and construction to blend with the environment.
THREE DISTINCTIVE HOTELS WITH SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS
Leyja will feature three hotels by renowned architects, according to NEOM's statement. These hotels will match the natural surroundings, operate sustainably, and offer unique experiences. Each property will provide 40 elegant boutique rooms and suites, totalling 120 keys.
The first hotel is perfect for adventure seekers, integrating with the wadi's terrain. It allows rock climbers and outdoor enthusiasts to explore the area with ease.
The second hotel is in the Wadi's largest oasis, offering a gateway for valley exploration with stunning views.
The third hotel is a wellness retreat, designed to promote longevity. Its high-tech, reflective façade echoes the valley's beauty, creating an immersive experience.
A DIVERSE EXPERIENCES AWAIT AT LEYJA
The project will also provide various experiences and activities once it's built. These include fine dining with famous chefs, wellness centres, and rooftop infinity pools in all three properties. Guests who crave adventure can also have fun with guided wadi walks, exciting hikes in mountain landscapes, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
PART OF NEOM'S ONGOING DEVELOPMENTS
NEOM also includes Sindalah, a luxury island; THE LINE, a city representing the future of urban living; Trojena, a year-round mountain destination with the GCC region's first outdoor ski experience; and Oxagon, an industrial city for advanced and clean industries within NEOM.
Leyja, as the newest addition to NEOM's portfolio, expands upon these existing projects to craft an innovative and futuristic real estate experience in Saudi Arabia.