The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded a 150-room hotel contract Saudi Amana Contracting, a subsidiary of UAE-based Amana Contracting Group.

As part of the contract, Saudi Amana will design and build a management hotel at The Red Sea Project, an ultra-luxury tourism destination being developed by TRSDC.

The proposed hotel will be sub-contracted to another subsidiary of Amana Contracting Group, DuBox Precast Products. It is expected to complete within 12 months.

The hotel will be owned and operated by TRSDC. It is primarily meant for staff and third parties visiting the project site during the first phase of development.

The hotel may be opened for guests visiting the employees as the destination progress.

TRSDC CEO John Pagano said: “As we progress with construction of the first phase of The Red Sea Project, we are not losing sight of the need to provide a high standard of living for the workers and employees who will deliver and work at the destination.

“We selected Amana Contracting with DuBox based on their innovation and proven track record in delivering pre-finished modular units to a very high standard of quality. These capabilities will allow us to provide our workers and employees with a stand-out residential hotel while maintaining our commitment to protecting the environment.”

Amana Group chairman Chebel Bsaibes said: “We are excited to be a part of this forward-looking, sustainability-led, project and to be contributing to the realisation of its vision.”

Upon completion, the 28,000km2 Red Sea Project will have 14 luxury hotels with a total of 3,000 rooms across five islands and two inland resorts.

There will be yachting marina, entertainment facilities, an airport, and the necessary supporting logistics and utilities infrastructure. The project is projected to be completed by the end of 2022.