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Red Sea  Global appoints Gartner for flagship destination’s technology procurement advisory services


24 Feb 2021


Red Sea Global appoints Gartner for flagship destination’s technology procurement advisory services


24 Feb 2021


Gartner will evaluate all future partners across IT, smart destination development and cybersecurity

Riyadh, (24 Feb 2021): Red Sea Global RSG (formerly known as TRSDC) , the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has awarded a contract to Gartner for the provision of technology procurement advisory services.

Gartner will support RSG with sourcing technology partners across three main areas: smart destination development, IT and cybersecurity. The company will provide insights and advice on licensing, technology customization, service scoping and pricing to serve the ambitious needs of RSG and The Red Sea Project.

Technical innovation underpins every aspect of our vision for The Red Sea Project. From the seamless, personalized service guests will experience when they arrive at our airport, to the 24/7 smart monitoring of the environment, every element will be world class. Gartner’s specialists are at the forefront of emerging trends and with their expert counsel, we can transform travel through technology,

Said John Pagano, Group CEO of RSG.

“Not only do we want to work with partners who are at the top of their game, they must also be attuned to our environmental ambitions. Gartner understood this and will help us to source like-minded partners to achieve our goals.”

The advisory firm will be vital in providing technology insights that will help RSG achieve its ambition to create a bespoke experience for guests ahead of the destination’s opening in 2022. Intelligent resort management processes will keep track of visitor flows to ensure guests can enjoy their experience free of airport delays and over-crowding at the resort itself – factors which now have even more importance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Work is already underway to develop an extensive smart destination platform that will monitor, simulate, and forecast the environmental impact of the destination’s operations, in keeping with RSG’s commitment to protect and enhance the environment.

As part of the contract, Gartner’s network of over 2,250 research analysts and consultants are already providing an on-demand service to RSG, including a review of the first Smart Destination procurement packages.

From a cybersecurity perspective, Gartner will be responsible for working with RSG’s partners to continually assess and improve cybersecurity and to ensure compliance with local and international regulations. Meanwhile RSG’s IT team will rely on Gartner’s evaluation and recommendations for future technology partners. 

Work is on track across all phases of the project, with Phase One due to complete in 2023, offering 16 hotels and 3,000 rooms across five islands and two inland resorts, as well as commercial, retail and leisure facilities and other infrastructure.

Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea Project will comprise 50 hotels, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and around 1,300 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include a luxury marina, entertainment and leisure facilities


About Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global (RSG - is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) ofSaudi Arabia.

RSG is a global multi-project developer, seeking to lead the world towards a more sustainable future, showing how responsible and regenerative development can uplift communities, drive economies, and enhance the environment. The protection of natural capital is central to all development decisions, as the organization seeks to create abetter future for all.

A cornerstone of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to diversify its economy, RSG is playing a key role in transforming the nation, by creating exciting opportunities for young Saudi talent and the private sector, as it develops built assets and destinations across multiple sectors that make a positive impact for people and planet.

RSG is the visionary company behind some of the world’s most ambitious development ventures, including luxury regenerative tourism destinations such as The Red Sea and AMAALA.

Across its portfolio, RSG leverages the most innovative concepts, strategies, and technologies to deliver projects that actively enhance the wellbeing of customers, communities, and environments.

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