Al Faisaliah Hotel Gains further International Recognition
Riyadh’s ultra luxurious hotel becomes first hotel in the Kingdom to be included in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9 July 2012: Riyadh’s ultra luxurious hotel, Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel, affirmed its leadership position in Saudi Arabia’s hospitality industry once again, after the hotel became the first in the Kingdom to be included in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012. The hotel scooped the “Readers’ Choice Award” with an overall score of 93.6, with its unique design, exceptional 24-hour personal butler service, state-of-the-art technology and finest dining restaurants contributing to its successful nomination.
The Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 is the eighth annual list for one of the most trusted magazines in travel, and an accolade that recognises top world class hotels. The hotels chosen by Condé Nast Traveler are based on data collated through the annual Readers’ Choice Survey which is a collective result of some eight million votes cast by a savvy group of travellers. The hotels that made it onto the list are deemed the best for service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities and ambience & design.
Conveniently located in the centre of the business district of Riyadh, the ultra-luxury Al Faisaliah Hotel provides guests with easy access to all facilities in the city, from business locations to international designer retail outlets, and a wide range of world class dining choices.
Commenting on the award on behalf of Al Faisaliah Hotel, Erich Steinbock, Regional Vice President for Rosewood Hotels in the Kingdom, and Managing Director of the Al Faisaliah and Al Khozama Hotels said: “It’s certainly a true honour to become the first hotel in the Kingdom to be included in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. We are committed to providing a superior and unique experience to every one of our discerning guests”.
Earlier this year, Al Faisaliah Hotel scooped among other awards, two awards at the 2012 World Travel Awards held in Dubai: “Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel” & “Middle East’s Leading Luxury City Hotel” awards, and also was awarded “Best Business Hotel in Riyadh” by Business Traveller Middle East, leading magazine around the world for the frequent business traveller with ten editions worldwide.
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 Al Khozama Management Company
Since 1995, Al Khozama Management Company has been the frontrunner in the development and management of luxurious commercial properties in key locations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Combining smart investment in prime properties, outstanding vision for tomorrow's trends and an innovative approach to management, Al Khozama is consistently establishing the benchmark in both operational and aesthetic standards.
Al Khozama boasts a diversified business model that covers the ownership, investment and management of properties in the hospitality, retail and office sectors and is the leading company in the hospitality sector that has such a wide-ranging portfolio - from leisure resorts and city center business hotels, to those in religiously significant locations of Makkah and Al Madina Al Munawarra.
Al Khozama ranks in the top 100 companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. - For more information visit www.akmc.com.sa
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. The Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh and Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Rosewood Abu Dhabi will open in late 2012 on Sowwah Square, Sowwah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the location’s culture and natural environment - available exclusively at select properties.