Epicon's skyline will be adorned with two glistening towers, standing at 225 and 275 meters. These towers will house a 41-key ultra-premium hotel and 14 exclusive suites and apartments. The Epicon resort, a short stroll away, will offer another 120 rooms and 45 beachfront villas, creating a seamless blend of tranquility and indulgence.
A futuristic oasis on the horizon
Designed by the esteemed architecture studio 10Design, the towers boast a futuristic aesthetic design interconnected by horizontal levels housing outdoor pools and other communal spaces. The design is expected to enhance visual appeal while also minimizing the ecological footprint on NEOM’s desert expanse. With a strong focus on providing an escape to the future and doing so in high luxury, Epicon is inviting guests and residents to unwind at the beach club, indulge in bespoke wellness treatments at the spa, explore the natural surroundings, or partake in various water sports. The resort aims to cater to the diverse needs of its visitors, positioning itself as a benchmark for iconic living through cutting-edge innovations and world-class services.
Epicon and broader objectives
NEOM’s new venture follows the recent announcement of Leyja, their sustainable tourism destination nestled in a natural valley. Both Epicon and Leyja are expected to contribute significantly to NEOM's broader objectives of ecotourism and enrich the region's offering with a plethora of experiences and activities. Saudi Arabia has been leading the world in development projects recently, most notable of which include projects like this 7-mile artificial canal, and the 105-mile-long linear city of LINE. Despite the ambitious and futuristic nature of NEOM's projects, it has faced criticism on human rights grounds. Reports of forced evictions and death sentences have marred the otherwise groundbreaking developments.
As NEOM propels forward with its 10 regions, including projects like The LINE and Oxagon, scrutiny over human rights concerns persists, questioning the utopian narrative surrounding these architectural marvels. Saudi Arabia continues to draw tourists and eyeballs with its development projects and hosting of various sports events, including football matches and Formula 1 races, a move termed as “sportswashing” by critics. Epicon promises to be an immersive and life-affirming experience and represents NEOM's commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation. As the Gulf of Aqaba welcomes this architectural masterpiece, only time will reveal the true impact of Epicon on NEOM's ambitious vision for the future.