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EDITION Hotels Unveils its 20th Prestigious Location in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia, in its push towards a modern and thriving society outlined in Vision 2030, welcomes the new EDITION hotel in Jeddah.

Fri, May 3, 2024 2:26pmGrey Clock 5 min

EDITION Hotels is not just announcing the opening of its first hotel in the region but it’s introducing a groundbreaking concept that aligns with the Kingdom’s transformative Vision 2030 goals.

This property captures the essence of Jeddah’s unique character and vibrant spirit, making it a testament to Saudi Arabia’s commitment to change.

The Jeddah EDITION, launched on May 2, 2024, is a pivotal development reflecting Saudi Arabia’s ambitions for economic and societal diversification.

Located in Jeddah, the historic gateway to Mecca and a vibrant center for culture and commerce, the hotel embodies “Jeddah Ghair”, a city renowned for its unique approach and embrace of diversity. And, where tradition blends with modernity, EDITION marks a new beginning.

As perceptions of Saudi Arabia shift globally, The Jeddah EDITION stands as a symbol of the Kingdom’s progressive future. With its multicultural ethos and pioneering approach, the hotel is poised to redefine regional hospitality, setting a new standard for growth and prosperity.

The unveiling of The Jeddah EDITION marks a notable collaboration among Marriott International, EDITION Hotels, and the design firm Yabu Pushelberg, guided by the visionary leadership of Sela and its Managing Director, Dr. Rakan Al Harthi. This partnership seamlessly integrates Jeddah’s cultural vibrancy with EDITION’s sophisticated ethos, blending the East’s essence with the West’s innovation to deliver an unmatched hospitality experience.

Josh Fluhr, EDITION’s Senior Vice President and Global Managing Director, reflects on the strategic expansion of the EDITION brand into Saudi Arabia, recognizing this era as a transformative period in the country’s rich history. This initiative, partnered with Dr. Rakan Al Harthi, aims to elevate Jeddah’s luxury hospitality scene.

Strategically situated on the Jeddah Corniche, the Jeddah EDITION is close to cultural hotspots like the Jeddah Art Promenade and significant landmarks such as Al-Balad, a UNESCO Heritage site, and The Red Sea Mall. Designed to mirror a superyacht, the hotel integrates effortlessly with its surroundings, transitioning into a lively marina hub for dining and shopping as evening descends.

Within its landscaped gardens, the hotel spans four stories, each reflecting EDITION’s refined simplicity. It features 52 rooms and 11 suites, including two luxurious Penthouses, along with comprehensive amenities like a rooftop terrace, pool, spa, gym, and two lounges. A highlight is the signature restaurant, led by renowned chef Cédric Vongerichten, which blends French and Asian influences in its cuisine.

Like all EDITION properties, the lobby of The Jeddah EDITION beats with energy, welcoming guests with the hotel’s distinct fragrance. High above, the lobby features a striking 12-meter ceiling, under which an impressive orange acrylic sphere by artist Vincent Leroy dominates, inspired by the renowned sunrises and sunsets of Jeddah.

Next to the lobby, the bright Lobby Lounge transitions smoothly from one inviting area to the next, adorned with two large golden acrylic wooden panel paintings by New York City-based artist John Jackson. These artworks, reflecting the changing light, pay tribute to both Saudi Arabian culture and the memorable sunsets of Jeddah.

The adjacent Lobby Bar is defined by a series of black-and-white photographs by Richard Phibbs. Transforming from a daytime café to an evening social hub, the Lobby Bar offers a selection of drinks, locally roasted coffee, and teas, alongside light snacks and pastries. An outdoor terrace provides uninterrupted views across the Red Sea and the Floating Mosque, featuring a bocce ball court and promoting a continuous flow between indoor and outdoor venues.

Maritime, the hotel’s signature restaurant managed by celebrated chef Cédric Vongerichten, offers a contemporary French-Asian dining experience. Chef Cédric, acclaimed by Zagat as one of the top 30 chefs under 30, brings his extensive experience from global kitchens, including the three-Michelin-starred El Bulli in Spain, to Jeddah. The restaurant’s design complements its culinary offerings. Its terrace, shielded by ancient olive trees and vibrant pink bougainvillea, offers a scenic view over the Red Sea, providing a perfect setting for extended meals transitioning into evening drinks.

Further into the hotel, The Den offers a secluded retreat for cigar enthusiasts, featuring bespoke teal blue velvet banquettes, rich brown armchairs, and whimsical photographs by Christian Vieler in ornate frames. This intimate lounge, unique to the EDITION portfolio, serves custom coffees and non-alcoholic specialties like The Den Sour.

The hotel’s accommodation spans the third and fourth floors, offering 52 rooms and 11 suites designed as serene havens that showcase EDITION’s signature aesthetic. The understated luxury of the rooms is accentuated by bespoke furnishings like inset leather headboards, and each space is equipped with freestanding bathtubs and EDITION’s exclusive Le Labo toiletries.

The Penthouse and Royal Penthouse provide an unmatched level of indulgence. The Penthouse spans 240 sqm and includes a spacious living room, alongside a spectacular dining area and a wrap-around terrace that offers breathtaking views and direct access to the pool deck and The Roof.

The Royal Penthouse, a 600 sqm duplex, features a private elevator, extensive living spaces, and a beautifully landscaped terrace, providing a luxurious residential feel with curated artwork and furnishings that enhance its elegant ambiance.

On the fourth floor, The Roof offers a Mediterranean beach club atmosphere with private lounges set against panoramic views of the Marina, the Jeddah Yacht Club, and the F1 track. This idyllic spot is perfect for enjoying wood-fired dishes and chilled beverages by a sleek pool surrounded by lush cabanas and Mediterranean flora. The Spa and gym on this floor provide a tranquil escape with treatments using Natura Bissé products and an environment designed for relaxation and rejuvenation.

As Saudi Arabia steps into a new era of progress, The Jeddah EDITION emerges as a distinctive landmark that embodies the nation’s Vision 2030, placing this vibrant city firmly on the global map.



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David Charette has teamed up with CIRCU Magical Furniture to design spaces that capture the essence of childhood wonder.

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This collaboration between David Charette, founder and principal of Britto Charette, and CIRCU Magical Furniture aims to stimulate the imaginations of children, encouraging them to invent their own tales of adventure. Drawing on his extensive travels, Charette believes that journeying through different cultures can spark creativity in young minds.

His latest venture uses a mix of luxury elements and magical themes, incorporating products from CIRCU, Covet House, and other vendors to create unique, enchanting children’s rooms. These spaces are designed to reflect the excitement and mystery of exploring new worlds.

The Sleeping are:

David Charette has transformed a Montreal residence into a magical sleeping area where time seems to pause, and adventures await. Known for its long, cold winters and short days, Montreal served as the perfect backdrop for Charette’s vision of a space that remains warm and bright throughout the year.

Central to the design is the concept of “light and bright,” brought to life using de Gournay‘s hand-painted wall coverings in fresh mint, decorated with flying butterflies. These elements beautifully complement the original shapes of the KOKET Nymph Wall Lamp and the organic curves of the CIRCU Tristen Bed.

Charette’s attachment to the Tristen Bed stems not only from its youthful appeal but also from its ergonomic design, which makes it easy for children to climb in and out of, enhancing both its functionality and charm.

The Bed:

Charette paired the modern lines of the bed with the unique design of the Boca do Lobo Wave Nightstand and the funky style of Delightfull’s Billy Table Lamp. By blending these contemporary pieces with the classic elements in the decor of this luxury kids’ room, Charette has crafted a unique space that breathes a natural breeze of inspiration into any child’s environment.

This combination not only adds aesthetic appeal but also stimulates the imagination, making the room a perfect sanctuary for creativity and dreams.

The seating area:

The room also includes a cozy seating area perfect for young readers. Centred around the CIRCU Dainty Armchair, this space is tailored for kids, with the chair’s delicate structure and elegant design enhancing the room’s charm. Its pink velvet upholstery adds a vibrant pop of color, enriching the room’s palette. To distinctly separate this reading corner from the rest of the sleeping area, Charette chose the Boca Do Lobo Gold Folding Screen from Covet House, which not only adds an element of privacy but also contributes a touch of sophistication to the space.

The Play and Study area:

David Charette aimed to create a space with an “Out of Africa” vibe to spark a child’s imagination and inspire a passion for lifelong adventures and travels. Drawing from fond memories of camping during his own childhood, Charette incorporated a Teepee Tent into the room’s design, allowing children to feel as they are camping in a forest right within their own bedroom.

This nature-inspired theme is beautifully complemented by the Fornasetti wall coverings from Cole & Son and the Filigree Cricket Wall Lamp, which are insect-shaped sconces by Boca do Lobo.

Adding to the ambiance, Charette notes, “The clouds on the ceiling further the idea of camping (in this case “glamping”) and dreaming, and the Circu Cloud Suspension lamps add to the dreamy camping vibe.”

To maintain this adventurous theme, Charette selected the CIRCU NODO Suspension Chair. It not only brings a hint of outdoor fun indoors with an elegant flair but also offers a comfy spot for kids to unwind and lose themselves in their favorite stories.

In his design, David Charette, of Britto Charette, focused on enhancing the sense of freedom and sparking children’s imaginations in their own space. He chose one of his favorite pieces from CIRCU, the Sky Desk, for its playful design and inspirational form. Shaped like an airplane, this desk not only becomes the central feature of playtime but also transforms homework into an exciting adventure. The unique design aims to captivate and motivate young minds, turning everyday tasks into a flight of imagination.

David Charette designed this luxury children’s room with the hope that it would inspire children to dream, play, and develop a deep respect for nature as they embark on their own adventures.

He crafted the room to be “transitional,” capable of evolving with a child from toddler years into adolescence. This design approach not only aims to create a lasting, imaginative space for children but also to show parents the value of investing in unique, high-quality pieces like those from Circu. These carefully chosen items stand out from mass-produced children’s designs, offering both aesthetic appeal and long-term utility.

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