The Red Palace to get new life as ultra-luxury hotel
Boutique Group, a hospitality company fully owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, merging the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s culture and heritage with contemporary elegance to develop historic and cultural places into ultra-luxury boutique hotels, has announced the names of the lead architect and interior designer for a landmark project of transforming a historic royal palace into an ultra-luxury hotel in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh.
The award-winning international firm Aedas, known for applying research-based architecture and adopting local and global knowledge, along with Tristan Auer, an interior and emotion architect with extremely rich and aesthetic vision, together are designing The Red Palace, one of the three royal palaces Boutique Group is transforming into world-class ultra-luxury hotels in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Red Palace in Riyadh was constructed in the early 1940s by King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founding monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to serve as the residence and administrative centre for his son, King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Notably, it was the country’s first concrete building, marking a significant milestone in Saudi Arabia’s architectural history.