18 Jan 2019

Fairmont Riyadh: A glistening jewel in the capital

AccorHotels recently celebrated the arrival of its acclaimed luxury brand, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, in Saudi Arabia’s capital city.

Fairmont Riyadh is a jewel in the city’s Business Gate community, delivering 298 stunningly appointed rooms – including 40 opulent suites – and is the closest luxury hotel to the King Khalid International Airport.

Speaking on the glorious opening was Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, AccorHotels – Middle East & Africa: “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.” 

The hotel’s guestrooms are sure to entice discerning travellers with their rich tones and colours that contrast the warm desert climate, while offering breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views of Riyadh. 

Guests seeking a greater level of exclusivity, along with members of Le Club, AccorHotels’ loyalty programme, 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. 

 Responsible for the design of the hospitality gem is the iconic LW Designer Group, which has worked hard to include bespoke elements that expertly entwine local culture with luxurious furnishings and textures. 

Fairmont Riyadh also features bold 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. 

Other spectacular facilities include open kitchen dining concepts, reflecting the very best of local and international cuisines and serene 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, while ladies can enjoy a private experience at the ‘Ladies Lounge’, which is fitted with a pampering spa, a beauty salon and a boutique gym.