Tuesday, 25 October 2011
The Ritz-Carlton just opened in Riyadh
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company opened its first hotel in Saudi Arabia, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh on October 24.
The palatial hotel, with 493 rooms and suites, is situated next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre.
The hotel’s stately architecture is modeled on traditional palaces with ochre facades blending gracefully with the verdant landscape of the gardens.
Remarkable features include 49 lavish and exquisitely appointed two-bedroom Royal Suites each measuring more than 430 square meters (4,630 square feet,) and 50 two-bedroom Executive Suites at 104 square meters (1,120 square feet).
All guestrooms and suites are elegantly styled using the vibrant colors and ethnic textures of the region, with subtle touches reflecting the Kingdom’s Arabic heritage.
Native palms, 600-year old olive trees from Lebanon, and water fountains abound on the property, providing an oasis of serenity amidst the city centre.