House Hotel Jeddah City YardJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has been emerging as a post-Covid travel hotspot in recent times, throwing money into left-field projects including an offshore oil rig resort/theme park, and the world's fastest rollercoaster.
The House Hotel Jeddah City Yard represents a slightly more traditional way of attracting tourism: by building a bloody beautiful (read: stunning) luxury hotel.
Having only opened in late-September 2021, the hotel is arguably the hottest stay in Jeddah, a town with no shortage of heat in itself. Cool down in the stunning, shaded pool, located on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
Despite being located in the upmarket Al Rawdah district, you'd have reason to not leave the complex at all during your stay, given the plethora of food, entertainment and wellness options at your disposal (this is despite being a boutique, mid-sized hotel of 114 rooms).
The hotel is SO aesthetically pleasing; combining Saudi sandstone with minimalistic architecture that wouldn't look out of place in Scandanavia. No exercises in over-extravagance here.
And while Saudi Arabia mightn't have been at the top of your list in terms of travel destinations, we're tipping you'll be hearing of more and more people heading there over the next few years. Tell 'em about this place.