A New Era for Al Faisaliah Hotel North as New Lobby is Unveiled
Riyadhs’ Most Prestigious Address & Meeting Point Enjoys Extensive Makeover
13th August 2012, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: As the prestigious setting for many historic meetings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the past decade, the lobby of the five-star Al Faisaliah Hotel North, A Rosewood Hotel now enters a new era of elegance following its recent refurbishment.
Designed by Her Highness Princess Al Anoud, CEO of Al Dar Design Company, the new lobby displays clean and contemporary design overlaid with a quietly confident luxury. With a palette of colours and hues that brings immediate freshness to the popular meeting place, and extensive fresh flower arrangements adding vibrancy to the space, the new lobby enjoys a new sense of vibrancy.
Her Highness explained the inspiration for the design: “This is one of the most popular hotel lobbies in Riyadh so it was important to understand how guests interact with the space at various times of the day. Our main goal was to maintain the welcoming spirit of Al Faisaliah Hotel while ensuring the visual language of the space was consistent with that of Al Faisaliah Hotel South lobby. Therefore, we continued with the Dune concept in the design of the reception areas and in our use of Islamic motifs on the columns. Warm color palettes and optimized layout schemes invite feelings of familiarity and comfort to help guests always feel at ease. We have remained true to AlDar's design ethos, embracing tradition and identity of place through creative and modern ways.”
In addition to the décor, Al Faisaliah Hotel North also introduces an exciting contemporary food & beverage menu that opens a new world of gourmet sophistication normally only found in fine dining Michelin-starred restaurants. From Japanese bento boxes, to white tomato soup, chilled watermelon carpaccio and Canadian lobster, the new lobby menu also includes a caviar menu of the finest quality from world-renowned caviar house, Prunier. The only hotel in Saudi Arabia to offer the Premiere selection “Prunier Caviar”, Al Faisaliah Hotel will offer the caviar menu in both North and South lobbies, room service in both hotels and in The Globe Asir Lounge.
Erick Steinbock, Regional Vice President, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and Managing Director of Al Faisaliah Hotels said: “Al Faisaliah Hotel is renowned for its luxury and personalised service in every corner of the hotel, and we are delighted to be enhancing our guest offering with the evolution of the highly popular lobby into a dynamic, contemporary but no less luxurious new meeting place. Her Highness Princess Alanoud’s design is inspirational and we look forward to welcoming both longstanding and new guests to the hotel.”
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About Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel
Riyadh’s most luxurious property opened at Al Faisaliah Hotel in May 2000. In a city that gracefully melds tradition with sophisticated style, Al Faisaliah Hotel defines the ultimate in modern elegance and prestigious location. The stunning hotel boasts the largest column-free banquet and meeting facilities in the Kingdom. With the introduction of dedicated 24-hour butler service, the 330-room and suites property has elevated the art of personal service to new levels. Perfectly suited to the discerning business traveler, Al Faisaliah offers spacious accommodations, technologically advanced in-room communications systems, five culinary venues, with “La Cucina” being the sixth addition, a state-of-the-art health club and easy access to world-class shopping.
About Hotel Al Khozama, A Rosewood Hotel:
Al Khozama translates into "sweet desert flower." Appropriately named, the hotel is an oasis flourishing in the royal capital of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Here, Arabian tradition blends peacefully with modern culture. Located in Riyadh's elegant commercial and residential Olaya district, the hotel features 187 accommodations as well as ample meeting and conference space. Widely renowned as "the discerning businessman's first choice," Hotel Al Khozama continues to meet and exceed the needs of its guests. www.al-khozama.com
About Al Khozama Management Company
Al Khozama Management Company (AKMC) was originally founded as the direct property investment and management arm of the King Faisal Foundation. AKMC is a property investment company, based in Riyadh, developing and investing in prime, modern properties and providing property asset management to third party property owners across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. AKMC owns Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama, and manages Al Shohada Hotel in the holy city of Makkah, as part of a larger portfolio. For more information on AKMC, please visit www.akmc.com
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®:
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages luxury properties worldwide including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Al Khozama Hotel in Riyadh, Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® and Rosewood Crescent Hotel® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill®, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi® in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraيso, Rosewood Mayakobل and newly opened Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the brand’s signature A Sense of Place® philosophy – available exclusively at select properties.