Samuel Creations/MMac Associates design Luxury Collection’s first hotel in Jordan

Arabian influences mark design by Samuel Creations/MMac Associates of Luxury Collection’s first hotel in Jordan.
The property has 207 rooms, including 43 suites and two villas, all with balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Red Sea and mountain ranges. Photo credit: Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts opened its first property in the Kingdom of Jordan, the Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 207-room hotel is located in Aqaba’s newest beachside destination, Saraya Aqaba.

The new Al Manara, A Luxury Collection Hotel was inspired by Middle Eastern tales. Located between Aqaba’s mountains and overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the hotel’s architecture features arabesque motifs. Samuel Creations/MMac Associates echoed the Arabian influence of the architecture when designing the hotel’s interiors, most evidently in the manor house.

The property has 207 rooms, including 43 suites and two villas, all with balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Red Sea and mountain ranges. Furnishings showcase local weaving skills reflecting family traditions that have been handed down through generations. Guestrooms, set with dark wood furniture accented with mother-of-pearl, combine local elements such as a brass-topped coffee table and other decorative items, along with bathrooms with rainforest showers.

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The dining venues include: Taybeh Al Manara, which has live cooking stations; Kubba Levantin, a Middle Eastern restaurant with an outer terrace overlooking Saraya Aqaba’s lagoon; and Amwaj, a waterfront bar and restaurant.

The spa at Al Manara overlooks the Saraya Aqaba Lagoon.

The opening of Al Manara Hotel is the second collaboration between Marriott International and Eagle Hills Jordan, following the debut of W Amman earlier this year. An additional two hotel collaborations will follow with the slated opening of The St. Regis Amman and The Westin Saraya Aqaba in the coming months.