Al-Ahsa destined to be agritourism hub as Hilton confirm three new resorts for the region

Al-Ahsa destined to be agritourism hub as Hilton confirm three new resorts for the region

Supporting the Kingdom's Vision 2030 plans, these new resorts will not only create employment opportunities but will also encourage both local and international visitors to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site
07 March 24
Al Ahsa Saudi Image source: Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO

Located in the southeast, Al-Ahsa is the largest oasis in Saudi Arabia and is home to more than 2.5 million date palms.

Inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2018, Al-Ahsa was recognised for its "evolving cultural landscape", as the region showcases a harmonious balance between modern living, the destination's historic sites and of course, the rich natural environment.

This distinctive environment has been recognised by UNESCO as a "unique geo-cultural landscape".

Earlier this week, Hilton announced that the brand is set to quadruple their presence in the Kingdom with the international hotel chain announcing a major growth strategy for Saudi, and this expansion will include the introduction to diverse brands within the Hilton umbrella and various luxury accommodations.

Three of these new Hilton locations have been confirmed for Al-Ahsa: these destinations will include the Al-Ahsa Agritourism Resort under LXR Hotels & Resorts, the Al-Ahsa Eco Resort, and the Al-Ahsa Adventure Resort, each coming in under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand.

Expected to cover 1.8 million square metres, the triple resort complex will pivot on agri-tourism and the abundant natural environment of Al-Ahsa, and will offer visitors the opportunity to interact with the natural environment through various activities or just simply, relax and enjoy the lush scenery of one Saudi's UNESCO recognised Heritage Sites.