Neom engages architect for Epicon towers

16 November 2023
The twin tower project is the latest addition to Neom's Gulf of Aqaba tourism destination


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Neom is working with Hong Kong-based 10 Design as the lead consultant for its newly launched Epicon towers project, which will be one of the flagship developments of its Gulf of Aqaba development.

The project, previously known as the Gas Station Hotel, involves the construction of a twin-tower hotel, with the towers measuring 275 metres and 225 metres in height. The hotel will have 41 keys and 14 residential suites and apartments.

The development also includes a resort with 120 rooms and 45 villas.

The announcement comes shortly after Neom launched Leyja, a new tourism destination located along the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba that comprises three hotels offering a total of 120 boutique hotel rooms and suites.

The Adventure Hotel is designed by Dutch Office for Metropolitan Architecture. The asset will be built in a location that is folded into the cliff top with valley sides. The building structure ascends the mountain wall like a staircase.

Italy's Mario Cucinella Architects is the consultant for the Oasis Hotel, which will be built in the middle of the wadi's oasis.

Dubai-based Killa Design is the project consultant for the Wellness Hotel. The property will have a reflective facade, mirroring the surrounding valley walls.

Each hotel will have 40 keys.

Leyja will also have a 73-kilometre-long hiking trail to Trojena. 

Epicon and Leyja are Neom's latest developments after The Line, Trojena, Oxagon and Sindalah Island.

In September, Neom and US-based hotel chain Marriott International signed an agreement to establish two hotel properties at Trojena.

Marriott will develop Saudi Arabia’s first W-branded hotel and a JW Marriott hotel at Neom's mountain destination.

The W hotel will be a 236-key property located within Trojena's Lake Village, while the JW Marriott will be a 500-key hotel situated within the Bow at Trojena.

Saudi growth dips while project activity soars

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*=Year-to-date | Sources: IMF, MEED Projects, MEED

MEED’s October 2023 special report on Saudi Arabia includes: 

> COMMENT: Riyadh reshapes its global role
> POLITICS: Saudi Arabia looks both east and west
> SPORTSaudi Arabia’s football vision goes global
> ECONOMY: Riyadh prioritises stability over headline growth
BANKSSaudi banks track more modest growth path
> UPSTREAMAramco focuses on upstream capacity building

> DOWNSTREAMSaudi chemical and downstream projects in motion
> POWERRiyadh rides power projects surge
> WATERSaudi water projects momentum holds steady
> GIGAPROJECTSGigaproject activity enters full swing
> TRANSPORTInfrastructure projects support Riyadh’s logistics ambitions
> JEDDAH TOWERJeddah developer restarts world’s tallest tower



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