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By Chris Boyle

Al Faisaliah Hotel

In a city that gracefully melds tradition with sophisticated style, Al Faisaliah Hotel, a Rosewood hotel, defines the ultimate in modern elegance and exceptional five-star service.

Fresh from a $50 million expansion that gave the hotel its stunning south wing, al Faisaliah hotel-south offers 106 premier guest rooms and suites—including the largest suite in saudi arabia—and a contemporary italian dining destination already a favorite among Riyadh’s elite. all hotel guests enjoy al Faisaliah hotel’s signature 24-hour butler service.

Situated in Riyadh’s olaya district, the spectacular hotel boasts the country’s largest column-free banquet, conference and meeting facilities. it caters perfectly to both business and leisure travelers, offering spacious accommodations, technologically advanced in-room communications and entertainment systems, six outstanding culinary venues, a state-of-the-art health club and easy access to world-class shopping.



The Globe

Number of rooms in suite: Three bedrooms

Number of entrances to suite: Two

Number of baths: Three and one half-bath

Suite style: Modern luxury with a majestic color scheme imbued with oriental design and unique contemporary furnishings

Key selling points: This emporium of luxury split between the 4th and 5th floors features two spacious master bedrooms— one on each floor—and one twin-bedded guest room. Connected by a private elevator, each floor boasts lavish amenities including a massage room, Jacuzzi, shower and sauna, as well as dining areas with buffet space, a fully equipped office and kitchen. For larger corporate or family gatherings, the penthouse connects to two premier Deluxe Rooms.

Number of suites in hotel: 62 (27 in al Faisaliah hotel-north, 35 in al Faisaliah hotel-south)

  • Square footage: 6,198
  • Nightly rate: about $12,133



La Cucina: With a fashionable and stylish atmosphere, La Cucina tempts guests with modern italian cuisine crafted by chefs in a bustling, aromatic open kitchen.

The Globe: the globe restaurant is encapsulated in the stunning golden geodesic orb that tops al Faisaliah tower and provides a unique perspective of the kingdom’s first city. Within this dramatic three-story dome, guests enjoy exceptional contemporary european cuisine and splendid views.

Asir Lounge: at the globe’s exclusive lounge, modern elegance rubs shoulders with outstanding ambience. in sophisticated comfort, guests savor light meals, the world’s finest cigars and saudi arabia’s most spectacular sunsets.

Dirk Bansemer




• Expert butler service: Whatever it is you need, your personal butler is on hand to make sure your requests are met promptly and professionally

• In-room check-in and check-out

• In-room packing and unpacking service

• An on-site female spa will open in late 2011

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