Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Project Designer: APS Designs
Project Type: Hospitality
Desert Oasis: A Luxurious Retreat in Saudi Arabia
Welcome to the Desert Resort, an intricately designed project by APS Designs located just outside the bustling city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This visionary hospitality project is meticulously crafted to deliver an unparalleled guest experience, seamlessly merging social interaction with the comforts of private space. It is the embodiment of exclusive luxury through thoughtfully designed spaces that transform this desert retreat into a true haven.
Guests are welcomed into a series of elegantly designed triangulated houses, inspired by the traditional desert tent. These spaces offer a diverse range of social and spatial experiences, all while providing panoramic views of the enchanting desert landscape. The suites, arranged in clusters and accessible through private patios, feature generous proportions, fluid open spaces, and exclusive outdoor amenities intimately connected to the natural beauty of the surrounding rocks and desert.
The design incorporates strong lines that seamlessly connect with newly built elements while maintaining visual links to the expansive horizon beyond. A central plaza serves as the focal point, organizing most amenities around it. Internal alleys and mews are envisioned as inhabited walls, artfully playing with dappled light to strike a delicate balance between the privacy of rooms and the openness of public spaces.
Nestled at the heart of the resort, a few spa pavilions stand as relaxed and private havens, providing access to an indoor swimming pool. The spa enjoys breathtaking views of the majestic palace on one side and panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape on the other. Proportions and materiality draw inspiration from the existing building and the natural surroundings, incorporating natural stone and copper mirrors that reflect the surrounding beauty.
This Desert Resort is more than just accommodation; it’s a harmonious fusion of architecture and nature, offering a tranquil escape where guests can immerse themselves in the serenity of the desert while indulging in the luxurious amenities thoughtfully crafted by APS Designs.