On October 4, 2022, Saudi Arabia won the bid to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games in an area called Trojena. Following the principles of sustainability, state-of-the-art technology, and digitized design, Trojena resort is being designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, UNStudio, Aedas, LAVA and Bureau Proberts as part of the Neom development. It will be connected to The Line mega city, which is being built as another major component of the Neom development.
The resort, which will "offer year-round outdoor skiing" is being built around 50 kilometers from the Gulf of Aqaba coast in a mountainous area with elevations ranging from 1,500 meters to 2,600 meters. Scheduled for completion in 2026, the $500 billion desert city will house up to 9 million residents by 2045. In total, the development will contain more than 3,600 hotel rooms and 2,200 homes.
Upon completion, the property will include a wide range of residences, including apartments, chalets, and mansions, as well as hotels that range from health and family resorts to ultra-luxury experiences. There will also be a variety of retail, entertainment, and food opportunities. Meanwhile, an interactive nature reserve will coexist side by side with year-round skiing, water activities, hiking, and mountain biking.