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Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 24 January, 2019 5:36 pm |
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FAIRMONT OPENS FIRST HOTEL IN RIYADH

Fairmont Riyadh to define luxury hospitality in growing business district

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand within the AccorHotels network, marks the brand’s debut in the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the eagerly anticipated opening of the 298-room Fairmont Riyadh.

 

A key centerpiece of the Business Gate community in Riyadh, an ambitious mixed-use development project and business district featuring over 70 multinational and regional companies. Fairmont Riyadh is the closest luxury hotel to the King Khalid International Airport - a mere 15-minutes’ drive away.  It is also one of the only luxury hotels to be located in the northern part of the city.  

 

Salama Bin Saedan, Owner’s Representative shared, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of Fairmont Riyadh. Riyadh is a vibrant and dynamic city, attracting business and leisure guests alike through its cosmopolitan appeal. The luxury hotel is set to become a popular destination through its unique design, unrivalled culinary options, diverse amenities and notable presence in Business Gate, a prominent development within Riyadh. Through our partnership with AccorHotels, we hope to ensure that the Fairmont Riyadh stands out as a luxurious gateway for business and leisure travelers from within the region and beyond”.  

 

Sami Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Middle East & Africa, commented: “We are delighted to debut our charismatic luxury brand in Riyadh which will offer guests an exciting and unforgettable experience. Through its thoughtful design and world-class amenities, we are confident that the Fairmont Riyadh will quickly become a destination in and of itself in a rapidly growing city”.

 

Fairmont Riyadh offers 298 guestrooms – including 40 extraordinary suites –that showcase the latest amenities as well as fine details of distinction for which Fairmont is world-renowned. Guestrooms which range in size from 40 sq. meters to 395 sq. meters feature rich tones and colors to contrast the warm desert climate while providing guests with breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views of Riyadh. Guests seeking a greater level of exclusivity, along with members of Le Club, AccorHotels’ loyalty program, can also enjoy the Fairmont Gold experience, which includes exclusive access to the private Gold lounge, dedicated check-in and check-out areas, meeting rooms and complimentary food and beverage options including breakfast, evening canapes and afternoon tea. 

 

Designed by world-renowned LW Designer Group, bespoke elements throughout the hotel focus on combining local culture with luxurious furnishings and textures. Fairmont Riyadh also features strong geometric patterns and unique design motifs to create a confident and modern atmosphere that establishes a distinctive sense of place.  

 

For meetings, events and conferences, Fairmont Riyadh’s Convention Center offers two state-of-the-art ballrooms that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests each. The property also features 10 meeting rooms, each named after a prominent city in the Kingdom.

 

Guests can indulge in enticing open kitchen dining concepts, reflecting the very best of local and international cuisines. Each exceptional restaurant presents an opportunity for guests to experience an unforgettable meal. The 365 offers exceptional opportunities for guests to experience unique meals, which are available all-day and are inspired by nine international cuisines. Café Connect presents busy guests with a unique grab-and-go concept. House of Grill offers a fine-dining steak experience while Pesto brings the authentic flavors of southern Italy to the Kingdom. The Plaza features the landmark Signature “Savoy Lounge” which offers delectable beverages and a high tea experience combined with homemade sweets.

 

For guests looking to relax and rejuvenate, the hotel offers wellness facilities such as relaxation rooms, steam and sauna rooms and an indoor pool. The hotel also offers a special male only spa and salon, Gentlemen’s Tonic.

 

In a unique gesture, the hotel has introduced a private experience for female guests through the “Ladies Lounge” which is fitted with a pampering spa, ladies beauty salon and boutique gym. Located adjacent to the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, the Ladies Lounge is exclusively managed by experienced female staff to guarantee full privacy and comfort.

 

For stays until March 31, 2019, guests can avail a special introductory offer for rooms starting at $440++ per night including breakfast for two. Bookings can be made by visiting Fairmont.com/Riyadh or by emailing [email protected].

 

Fairmont Riyadh joins an iconic and celebrated portfolio of over 75 Fairmont hotels globally including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Fairmont Riyadh also joins a rapidly growing network of 26 other Fairmont hotels in operation and in the pipeline across the Middle East and Africa.

 

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About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

 

 

fairmont.com | accorhotels.com

 

 

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