The new South Wing of the renowned five-star Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel, owned by Al Khozama Management Company (AKMC), was officially opened last week (Tuesday, 15th March) by HH Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khalid, Chairman of Al Khozama Management Company and Deputy Managing Director of the King Faisal Foundation (KFF) and senior dignitaries. Al Faisaliah Hotel - South adds 106 deluxe rooms and suites, the largest room size in the Kingdom, La Cucina restaurant and a ladies-only spa and wellness centre slated to open later this year.
With Riyadh positioned as a key destination for both business and leisure travel sectors, the opening of the highly anticipated Al Faisaliah Hotel - South, in the prestigious city centre location, demonstrates the vision of the hotel’s owner in meeting the growing needs of the Kingdom’s hospitality sector.
Musaed Al-Said, Chief Executive Officer of AKMC said: “With the Kingdom at the centre of economic growth in this fast-growing region, it is important to be prepared for increasing demands even before they are present. Al Khozama Management Company has demonstrated true foresight in making a considerable investment in this new wing to ensure visitors to our capital city can enjoy the best of the Kingdom’s hospitality. Al Faisaliah Hotel has been at the forefront of unrivalled luxury and prestige for the past 11 years and the opening of the new South wing today will ensure that this leadership position continues for many years to come.”
The US$50 million expansion project designed by Ritaj Design complements the elegance of the original property with a stylish, upscale residential, contemporary design. Each of the 106 new guest rooms and suites features one of 13 unique design aesthetics and is outfitted with the finest furnishings and highly advanced communication and entertainment systems available. The Royal Penthouse offers 576m² of luxury, while the sumptuous Oasis Suite features its own personal spa. Every room in the hotel enjoys Al Faisaliah’s signature 24-hour butler service.
Commenting on the opening, Robert Boulogne, Chief Operating Officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts said: “Al Faisaliah Hotel South is a true reflection of the Rosewood brand, offering our signature Sense of Place® philosophy with its elegance, luxury, privacy, exclusivity, unrivalled personal attention and with comfort that exceeds expectations. We are delighted to add this new extension of the iconic Al Faisaliah Hotel to our Rosewood collection.”
Al Faisaliah Hotel South also brings to Riyadh a fresh and authentic, yet contemporary Italian dining experience - La Cucina - that has already established a large and loyal following in the city.