Ritz-Carlton Riyadh redefines business travel in Saudi Arabia

Ritz-Carlton Riyadh redefines business travel in Saudi Arabia

The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh has redefined luxury business travel for global visitors in the Kingdom’s capital with a range of services and facilities tailored to the high-end international business traveler.

Recognised as the home of business in the city, the hotel aims to turn its guests’ normal business trips into memorable experiences through personalized touches that ensure that their every need is catered to even before they ask for it. 

The experience begins with a warm welcome at the airport by a Ritz-Carlton gentleman member, followed by a limousine transfer to the hotel in a luxury Mercedes S350, BMW 5 or 7 Series, complete with the use of a Wi-Fi-connected iPad.

As the limousine enters the palatial driveway that leads to the grand entrance of the hotel, guests can see how The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh can truly offer the best of both worlds.

While the hotel is conveniently located close to the busy Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre, it still offers a grandiose retreat from the commercial buzz of the city.

Once inside the hotel, the elegantly-styled rooms and lavish suites fuse luxury with practicality, and come equipped with comfortable working desks, iPod docks, high-speed Internet access, flat-screen televisions and DVD players.

Created especially with business guests in mind, The Ritz-Carlton Club rooms and Executive Club suites provide a raft of added-value extras including complimentary wireless Internet and exclusive 12-hour access to The Club Lounge which offers a ‘hotel within a hotel’ experience.

Business travelers are also able to take advantage of the on-site expertise available in the hotel’s business center, which offers an A-to-Z of services from document binding to photocopying and printing.

For more formal appointments, the hotel’s extensive meeting and conference facilities include a collection of flexible-use meeting rooms as well as two auditorium-styled theatres, both complemented by a dedicated restaurant.

“Many frequent business travelers across the world have become accustomed to ‘living out of a suitcase’, and traveling from country to country or back and forth within the same country as part of their work routine.

“We try to break that monotony by offering them an experience that they will always remember, from their exemplary surroundings and luxury services to the thoughtful extras that guarantee a seamless stay for them,” said Mikel Ibrahim, director of sales & marketing, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.

Dining occasions are always a pleasure at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh with a choice of six venues that celebrate the best of international cuisine, whether it’s a hearty breakfast at Al Orjouan ahead of a morning meeting, a deal-concluding business dinner at fine dining Chinese restaurant Hong or Italian destination Azzurro, or a late night conversation at Turquoise, the Piano Lounge.

Equal attention is given to leisure downtime, with the hotel’s recreational facilities providing much-needed respite at the end of the business day, and including a full-service men’s health club, dedicated male-only spa and indoor swimming pool.

For the frequent business traveler, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program is a must for guests, offering access to a variety of memorable experiences across the hotel portfolio with members earning points or airline miles for stays at participating locations worldwide, as well as similar benefits at the Marriott global family of participating hotels.