Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh Enhances Seamless Business Stays with Diverse Culture and Leisure Offerings
Concierge services offer business travellers the opportunity to explore the heart of Riyadh during downtime
Riyadh, KSA, December 2011 – Perfectly positioned on Olaya Street in the heart of the city's financial district, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh offers business travellers the comfort of state-of-the-art, tailored facilities and amenities to suit the demands of busy executives on the go, while also offering the chance to explore the heart of Riyadh during downtime, courtesy of the Hotel’s Concierge services.
For travellers planning on doing business in the Kingdom, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh offers a special Business Stay Package, which includes premium accommodation, buffet breakfast in the Elements restaurant or fixed-menu breakfast through In-Room Dining, and complimentary standard high-speed Internet access.
To maximize work time, the Hotel’s Business Centre provides services that meet the round-the-clock needs of busy guests, offering private offices, workstations, two boardrooms, two smaller meeting rooms, laptop and desktop computers, printers, scanners, high-speed e-mail and Internet access and translation services. The Business Centre will also arrange the rental of LCD projectors, screens, audiovisual and office equipment.
For executives with some free time on their hands, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh’s Concierge service can facilitate access to a variety of historic and cultural leisure attractions:
These include sightseeing tours to historical sites and museums, such as the Al-Musmak Fort, which was captured by King Abdulaziz in 1902 and represents the birthplace of modern Saudi Arabia; and Al-Thumairi Gate, one of the nine gates that led into the original walled city.
Also on the cultural tour itinerary is the magnificent National Museum exploring Arabian history from 6000 BC to the present; Al Murabba Palace where King Abdulaziz held court in the 1930s and today allows visitors an evocative glimpse into the culture and society of Saudi Arabia during a pivotal time in its history; and the King Abdulaziz Historical Area which includes the 100 Palm Park.
Weary business travellers ready to relax can enjoy being transported to a cool desert Shisha Evening to experience smoking a hubbly-bubbly pipe while drinking sweet mint tea or Arabic coffee. While for those keen on some adventure, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh also offers scenic day or evening trips to traditional Bedouin communities, for visitors to interact with their hosts and learn about their culture and folklore, before venturing into the desert to enjoy dune or camel rides.
Retail therapy abounds with all the world’s leading brands available at Riyadh’s upscale malls and boutiques. And, not to be missed, is the fun of bargain hunting in the capital’s historic souks and bazaars. Among the most popular is Dira Souk, a colourful warren of vendors offering handcrafted goods and antiques, while nearby Falcon Souk and Gold Souk are the places to buy Bedouin jewellery, gold, pearls and spices.
The Kingdom’s capital also has plenty to offer in the way of sports facilities, and those Hotel guests who enjoy a game of golf need only drive twenty minutes to the oldest public golf club in the region, Riyadh Golf Courses, which offers a 7,503-yard, 18-hole championship green course and a traditional sand course, as well as a driving range and practice greens for long-game, short-game and putting practice.
For those with less free time at their disposal, always included as complimentary at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh is the Health Club, featuring a weight room, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, cold plunge pool and relaxation area, as well as complimentary bottled water, fresh and dried fruit, karkadeh, a hot ginger drink, and the use of workout clothes, newspapers and other reading materials, including reading glasses. In addition, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and whirlpool.
With so much to offer its guests, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh consistently delivers the destination of choice to discerning business travellers and visitors from all around the globe, providing the perfect setting to meet the Kingdom’s business elite and opening the doors to a world of Arabian enchantment.
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