Royal Commission for AlUla to Expand its Accommodations Offering

As part of its "Journey Through Time" masterplan, the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) will further expand the accommodation offering in AlUla with Dar Tantora by The House Hotel, an immersive and authentic hospitality experience in AlUla Old Town. Dar Tantora will also house a pool and spa as well as a restaurant and café.

RCU is developing the 30-room landmark property by restoring several historical mud-brick buildings. The final development will showcase the Old Town village as a vibrant cultural hub. Rooms will be adorned with traditional décor, furniture and artistic accents that capture the area's heritage, while local artisans received specialized training to participate in the restoration endeavors.

The project reflects RCU's efforts to revive AlUla Old Town with tourism as the engine of development and job creation. RCU is driven by an ongoing commitment to sustainability in its comprehensive regeneration efforts, including the Sustainability Charter that governs each project's economic, social and environmental impacts. For delivering on this vision, AlUla Old Town was recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as a "Best Tourism Village" in 2022. The AlUla Old Town historical village, according to John Northen, vice president-head of hotels and resorts, Royal Commission for AlUla, includes plans for more than 5,000 hotel rooms by 2030.

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