Fairmont opens its first hotel in Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in Riyadh.

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

Salama Bin Saedan, owner's representative, said: "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 travellers from within the region and beyond."  

Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, AccorHotels Middle East & Africa, added: "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 guest rooms that include 40 extraordinary suites. Guestrooms, which range in size from 40-sq-m to 395-sq-m. The Fairmont Gold experience gives guests 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. 

For meetings, events and conferences, Fairmont Riyadh's Convention Center offers two 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.

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