Tourism & Hospitality

Planning touristic facilities requires a deep knowledge in both physical planning and hospitality management. For the past thirty years, our architects and urban designers have been involved in designing hotels, resorts, and parks in the most sensitive areas in the MENA region.

We believe that bringing the best out of a particular setting is what makes a unique design. For that specific reason, we always adopt a site-specific design approach when working with entertainment parks and tourist resorts. We always look at the micro and macro contexts; we study the site’s physical and natural features; we capitalize on its natural resources, and we understand how it behaves, how it participates in completing existing socio-economic cycles, and how it can create new ones.

Tourism and Hospitality services we provide include:

  • Planning of tourism and hospitality facilities
  • Architecture, structural, and MEP design
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Feasibility studies
  • Interior design
  • Facility management manuals and guidelines
  • Irrigation and drainage engineering
  • Landscape design

Sample Projects

The Fountain Commercial & Entertainment Complex

The Fountain Commercial & Entertainment Complex

Country: Jordan
Client: First Shops Company
Year Completed: Ongoing

The project enjoys a prime location in the business district of the southern port city of Aqaba, Jordan and is only one kilometer away from the beach. The Fountain Complex is intended to serve as a landmark of commercial and entertainment activities that attracts visitors and tourists alike. With a built-up area close to 15,000 square meters, the site will host a dancing fountain, luxurious shopping, entertainment, and food and beverage facilities, a hypermarket, boutiques, a children playground area, and a business center.

Engicon’s scope includes the detailed design and construction supervision of the project.

Al Matal Resort Project

Al Matal Resort Project

Country: Jordan
Client: Aqaba Development Company (ADC)
Year Completed: Ongoing

Al Matal High Lake has a unique setting being at the top of a mountain that overlooks both the sea and the city of Aqaba. This setting makes the project a landmark for the city. Instead of having a gated community like the rest of the developments in Aqaba, one of the main design goals was to make part of this development a public space with a wide panoramic road overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the city of Aqaba and Taba beach.  The Resort, has a unique manmade lake (100 dunums).

Engicon is the lead designer of this unique project (2500 dunums) with its components. The future investments include hotels (5 & 4 stars), chalets, shops and restaurants, villas, residential areas, as well as water sports facilities near the lake.  The panoramic road travels around the project’s main attractions and overlooks the project stunning view. An additional attractive feature, is the cable car (téléférique) connecting the resort with the lower part near the sea.

Engicon with its sister company Praxis conducted Full Development of Master plan, land use and detailed design of project components including infrastructure networks and all related facilities. The project included also Flood protection, Environmental impact assessment and Traffic Impact Study.