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Capella Hotels and Resorts Unveils New Wellness Resort at NEOM

Capella Hotels and Resorts proudly announces its first coastal destination in Saudi Arabia, located at Elanan within NEOM.

This new resort, set against the stunning backdrop of desert mountains and the Gulf of Aqaba coastline, will feature an exclusive wellness retreat as part of the sustainable development in northwest Saudi Arabia.

Nestled in a lush oasis with ancient natural springs, the resort boasts 80 bespoke rooms and suites. Guests will experience a blend of contemporary design and natural beauty, where Capella’s renowned hospitality is complemented by a holistic wellness experience driven by Capella Wellness. The resort at Elanan integrates interlocking geometric shapes, offering a modern aesthetic inspired by nature. Visitors can explore expansive plazas, relax in sun-kissed gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from the observation tower’s summit, all while being surrounded by nature's soothing embrace.

Capella at Elanan provides a range of wellness experiences, from healing therapies to world-class facilities. Guests can enjoy a wellness menu based on the phases of the moon, with treatments that combine authentic Arabian wellness practices and modern therapies, creating journeys grounded in ingredients and rituals passed down through generations.

Cristiano Rinaldi, President of Capella Hotel Group, expressed excitement about the collaboration with NEOM: “We are thrilled to unveil Capella at Elanan, combining Saudi Arabia’s breathtaking landscapes with NEOM’s innovative technology. Our goal is to offer guests an unparalleled wellness experience that promises both delight and discovery, elevating Capella’s esteemed wellness offerings through curated programmes.”

Jeremy Lester, NEOM Executive Director of Magna, echoed this sentiment: “We are delighted to work with Capella Hotels and Resorts at Elanan. This stunning retreat blends luxury with the spectacular landscape, providing a sustainable, holistic wellness experience. Together, we will set a new standard in luxury guest experiences.”

The resort will feature four culinary concepts, where gastronomy meets rejuvenation and innovation. Influenced by its coastal region, the dining experience will showcase unique flavours crafted by an international lineup of master chefs. Private dining options will also be available for special occasions.

Chris Newman, Executive Director of NEOM Hotel Division, shared his enthusiasm: “Our partnership with Capella Hotels and Resorts combines luxury, wellness, and exceptional culinary experiences with NEOM’s dedication to regenerative tourism, ensuring guests an innovative and revitalising escape on the stunning shores of the Red Sea.” For more information, visit Capella