HKS Architects appointed as design consultant for Wynn Resorts on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah

Marjan, the Ras Al Khaimah-based master developer of freehold properties in the Emirate, RAK Hospitality, and Wynn Resorts, the US-based developer and luxury resort operator, have announced that HKS Architects will be the design consultant for the consortium’s integrated beachfront resort in the Northern Emirate.

In a statement, the consortium said that the multibillion-dollar development will be located on the manmade Al Marjan Island, and that it will be the first in the MENA region by Wynn Resorts, as well as the US-listed developer and luxury resort operator’s first ever beachfront resort globally.

Set to open in 2026, the resort will be a significant addition to Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism sector. It will consist of a world-class hotel, as well as exceptional entertainment and gaming amenities, all under one roof.

Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive Officer of Marjan, Eng Abdulla Abdooli, said: “The new resort will be the first of its kind in the region offering guests exceptional accommodations, dining and entertainment in a truly spectacular setting. We look forward to realising our vision for the Wynn Resort on Al Marjan Island with HKS Architects and raising the benchmark in luxury hospitality in the Middle East to boost tourism in the Emirate and attract visitors from across the world.”

Developed with direct investment by Wynn Resorts, the integrated resort is the largest project of its kind in the Emirate’s growing hospitality sector that will create substantial value to its economy by accelerating tourism, creating jobs, and energising the growth of related sectors.

“It is a huge honour to be part of a development that will have such an impact and create an array of opportunities that go far beyond the tourism sector,” added Master Planning & Design Principal of HKS Architects, Kevin Underwood.

“We will bring our global expertise and wealth of experience in luxury hotels and resorts to design something truly unique, sustainable and befitting of this new era of tourism focused on quality and one-of-a-kind guest experiences.”

The flagship development of Marjan, Al Marjan Island is a man-made island that is transitioning into a world-class resort destination with five-star hotels and residential developments. Offering coastal views, as well as sandy beaches and a marina, the new resort will be on an exclusive island within Al Marjan Island.

Built to the highest standards of sustainability best practices, its current scope includes a luxury hotel of more than 1000 rooms, a high-end shopping esplanade, state-of-the-art meetings and convention facility, an exclusive spa, more than 10 dining experiences and lounges, a wide array of entertainment choices, gaming area, and other amenities.

Al Marjan Island is located 15 minutes from the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and 45 minutes from the Dubai International Airport.

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