Hautels: Ritz-Carlton Opens in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Renowned world-wide as a leader in luxury hospitality, the Ritz-Carlton has recently expanded into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its first hotel in Riyadh due to open this summer. The new 493-room Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is situated within the Diplomatic Quarter next to the King Abdul Aziz Conference Centre. Located within 213,500 square meters (52 acres) of beautifully landscaped gardens, it was designed by Oger International and was modeled after traditional palaces and elegant Arabian residences.

The hotel was originally envisioned as a royal guest palace for visiting dignitaries and heads of state; its location amidst 600-year old olive trees from Lebanon, luxurious water fountains and stately Arabian architecture provide for an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city center.

“This majestic hotel’s prime location in the literal heart of the Arabian Peninsula, luxury accommodations, variety of dining and meeting facilities, combined with The Ritz-Carlton renowned service, will produce memorable stays for all our corporate and diplomatic guests. We are extremely pleased that The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh represents our first venture into the Kingdom, and it is a magnificent addition to our international portfolio. We are extremely pleased that The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh represents ourfirst venture into the Kingdom, and it is a magnificent addition to our international portfolio,” says Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

The hotel’s guest rooms and suites are elegantly styled according to the vibrant colors and ethnic textures of the region. 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).

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh joins eight other Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts currently operating or under development in the Middle East including Bahrain, Dubai, Sharm El Sheikh, Doha, Sharq Village & Spa, Dubai International Finance Centre, Abu Dhabi and Nile Cairo (opening in late 2011 and 2013 respectively.)

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh
P.O. Box 13048, Al Hada Area
Mekkah Road, Riyadh 11493
+966 1 802 8020

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