Saudi Arabia finally opened it doors to its first Ritz-Carlton hotel. No less than a palace, the hotel, with 493 rooms and suites, is situated next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre, which is touted to be one of the largest in the region host to international summits and conferences.
Spanning across 213,500 sqm (approx 52 acres) of landscaped gardens, the hotel has a 1km stretch of driveway and fountains that make for the front of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.The hotel's architecture is modelled on traditional palaces and elegant Arabian residences, with ochre facades. Indigenous palms, 600-year old olive trees from Lebanon, surround the property.Designed by Al Rasheed Engineering Company and constructed by Oger International, the architecture, interior design, landscaping and accessories take inspiration from the Middle East. Ritzcarlton.com
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