Red Sea Hotel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Red Sea Development

Project Name:

Red Sea Management Hotel

Project Location:

Red Sea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Studio Anyo

Main Contractor:


Hive Group worked as part of a wider team for our Client Arabtec based in Dubai, UAE on the design of a new management hotel, to be fully constructed using volumetric construction to accommodate the teams who will be further developing the Red Sea Development.

Hive were selected over various other teams due to our extensive experience within the Middle East region and due to our valuable experience in off-site design.

The hotel accommodation includes the following:

  • 150 Standard Guest Rooms
  • 5 Executive Suites
  • 5 Accessible Rooms
  • 1500m2 Front of House Areas
  • 3000m2 Back of House Areas

Applying valuable experience in off-site design, couple with our understanding of the environmental constraints of the region, SCMS designed a modular solution for the hotel development which allowed all of the HVAC, room and infrastructure plant to be installed and completed within the off-site manufacturers factory as part of the module fit out, which reduced the time required for on site M&E installation.

The main challenge encountered on this development was due to the remote location of the site being both desert based and within 1km of the Red Sea coastline, there were challenges in both logistics (module delivery) and marine protection to both external plant and modules alike.

As part of the SCMS modular design the systems within the new hotel included the following:

  • All electric reverse cycle air source heat pumps (ASHPs) providing cooling & heating to guest accommodation.
  • Variable air volume (VAV) central air handling units (AHUs) providing environmental control to each front of house area, complete with sustainable rotary thermal wheels.
  • Hotel data centre.
  • Fire alarm services.
  • MV & LV services
  • Sprinkler & hose reel services.
  • Power and lighting.

The Red Sea Project is one of three giga-projects announced by HRH Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Slman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in 2017.