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Women-only floor opens at Four Seasons Riyadh

Riyadh’s Four Seasons luxury hotel has launched its first women’s-only floor that provides a secure and feminine atmosphere for the hotel’s female guests.

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Saudis Set to Build Kingdom Tower

The builder of The Shard skyscraper in London will be the project manager for the planned 1,000-metre-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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The Ritz-Carlton opens its first hotel in Saudi Arabia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will open 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 [...]

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China plans $1.3bn ‘seven-star hotel’

Beijing authorities plan to build a “seven-star hotel” modelled after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – in a $1.3 billion joint project with Saudi Arabia. The hotel will be erected in western Beijing‘s Mentougou district some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Chinese capital’s centre. The Saudi side is expected to foot [...]

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Luxury hotel opens in Mecca landmark

Fairmont has opened its new landmark property in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, becoming the second hotel brand to occupy the Abraj Al Bait Complex. The hotel is situated inside the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, the focal point of an enormous project to upgrade the precincts of the Two Holy Mosques in Mecca [...]

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Raffles hotel opens in Mecca

Luxury hotel chain Raffles – one of the Singapore’s top hotel and resort chain – has opened its seventh property in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The 213-room hotel is Raffles’ second property in the Middle East, following the opening of its Dubai property in 2007. Looking over the Grand Mosque and [...]

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