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SSH was appointed as Lead Consultant by the Royal Commission of Al Ula on an ultra-fast-track, four-month design-and-build programme for the new Winter Camp Al Wadi development in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia. The camp acted as a venue for the Winter at Tantora festival, which ran from 20 December 2018 to 9 February 2019.
SSH provided full master planning, infrastructure and site-based design services while working in close collaboration with MACE and the Royal Commission to successfully complete the project’s first phase within the set time frame.
The first phase of the Winter Camp development comprises a luxury tented resort and festival area set within a 14sq km site, nestled among the spectacular rock formations and semi-arid desert setting of Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula region. The resort has been designed to sympathetically work with the area’s outstanding topography to achieve the client’s vision within the construction timeframe.
The site features 14 km of new access road and infrastructure to access the main resort, which has been built across a natural valleyed Wadi in the mountains of Al Ula. The resort itself contains a 500-seat mirrored concert venue, complemented by five VVIP villas, 30 winter tent buildings, restaurants and a spa, along with a 500-person staff camp.
“SSH has delivered landmark hospitality projects through our integrated design approach,” said Danny Warde, Resident Director – Saudi Arabia, at SSH. “We are, therefore, committed to ensuring the Al Ula Winter Camp brings even more uniqueness to the exceptional location set out for it.”