Hotel Fact Sheet
Al Faisaliah Center
Since opening in May 2000, Al Faisaliah Center has become an icon of world stature and renown, "an oasis giving substance to the soul of the city." It is Riyadh's most exclusive address and, given the diverse nature of the Center, it has been described as a city within a city, combining a five-star hotel, conference and banqueting facilities with a capacity of 4,000, a lavish shopping mall, Al Faisaliah Tower and The Globe.
The development of Al Faisaliah Center was inspired and created by the King Faisal Foundation and all of the profits generated by the center's facilities support the foundation's international scientific, cultural and community programmes. By combining the enlightened philanthropy of the foundation with the practical features of the center itself, Al Faisaliah has come to touch the lives of individual men and women in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and throughout the world.
As an architectural statement, the Center is profound: the 875-foot (268 m) tower has transformed Riyadh's skyline, and for those at ground level the imaginative use of space has re-invigorated the traditional urban concept of balance and interaction in a place where people work, live and relax.
Lord Norman Foster, the UK architect who designed the Center said about Al Faisaliah, "Image is always an important part of my design philosophy. The opportunity to create Riyadh's and Saudi Arabia's first skyscraper was also a tremendous responsibility. I wanted to come up with a concept that was not only original but one that the community would be proud of in years to come."
And in this goal he has certainly succeeded. Not only has Al Faisaliah Center transformed the character and perception of this part of the capital, it has brought to Riyadh new concepts about space, architecture and living that other developments can only strive to equal.
Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel
At the very heart of the Al Faisaliah Center is the 330-room Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel. The hotel is owned by Al Khozama Management Company (AKMC), the direct property investment and management arm of the King Faisal Foundation. This ultra-luxury masterpiece features exceptional quality, unparalleled service and unsurpassed attention to detail - the hallmarks of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. The guest rooms and suites are elegantly designed, extremely spacious and include a wide range of technologically advanced amenities and exclusive guest services, including the unique 24-hour personal butler service offered to all guest rooms and suites and unmatched in the Kingdom.
Since the hotel opened, it has proven to be a beacon for discerning business executives and government delegations visiting the city. In addition to the business market, visitors to the city have taken advantage of Al Faisaliah's facilities to extend their stay and enjoy a leisure break in Riyadh.
Al Faisaliah Hotel These 197 rooms and 27 suites feature designer furnishings, extensive amenities and the latest in telecommunications systems. Executive floors are noticeably absent because Al Faisaliah Hotel has only one level of service for all guests: First Class.
Al Faisaliah Suites From inspired Premier Deluxe Suites to an extravagant Royal Penthouse, these 106 contemporary suites are outfitted in the finest furnishings as well as the latest in communication and entertainment systems. Eight distinct suites styles offer discerning guests a rare haven for relaxation and private entertaining, complemented by the award-winning personalized service. Each and every accommodation enjoys Al Faisaliah's signature 24-hour butler service.
A wide range of amenities and services are available in all rooms and throughout the hotel, including:
- 24-hour personal butler service
- Concierge service
- Valet service
- LCD/LED TV with satellite channels
- High-speed wireless Internet connectivity
- DVD/Blu-Ray player
- Private LDD telephone & fax numbers
- National & international newspapers daily
- Bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer & weigh scale
- In-room safe
- Spacious bathrooms with separate steam shower stalls & bidets
- Lady Primrose's Royal Bathing & Skin Luxuries
- Touch-screen control for lighting, curtains, temperature & service
- At least three telephones per room/suite
- Rose Buds® for Children
Many are drawn to the Center and to the hotel by the outstanding array of international dining facilities. These range from The Globe, Cristal, IL Terrazzo and La Brasserie to Café Royal and a series of private dining suites, which are exquisitely decorated with amenities from Villeroy & Boch, Christofle and S'Andrea and offer individually created menus, complete privacy and quiet elegance.
The Globe High atop Al Faisaliah Tower sits a technologically advanced and visually spectacular geodesic dome, The Globe. Within its dramatic interior, a stellar restaurant offers guests a stunning backdrop from which to enjoy inventive cuisine and panoramic views of the city. Afterwards, guests can savor imported tobaccos from around the world in the Asir Lounge, in the city's only dedicated cigar lounge located on the third-floor level of The Globe Restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a leisurely stroll along a promenade of innovative retail shops and distinctive sights that make The Globe an experience unrivaled in the Kingdom.
Cristal Restaurant Overlooking the cascade waterfalls of Al Faisaliah Plaza, this elegant restaurant offers contemporary French dining with a Northern Spanish twist for dinner and private events. Extending the frontiers of fine dining and flawless service in Saudi Arabia, Cristal restaurant offers an unforgettable culinary encounter with delicacies and unique mocktails that tickle the palette and make Cristal the entertaining destination of choice.
IL Terrazzo Overlooking Al Faisaliah Center's beautifully landscaped plaza, IL Terrazzo serves its guests Brazilian barbeque prepared in accordance with a 300-year-old South American tradition. Guests select from a variety of meats seasoned and slow-roasted to perfection over an open, wood-burning fire and a delightful fresh salad bar. It is a gastronomic experience sure to please all senses.
La Brasserie La Brasserie restaurant offers international menus in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Guests can expect their dining experience to meet their various desires as this venue has been created to accommodate anything from an informal light meal to an elegant, elaborate dining experience at anytime.
Every Friday, La Brasserie hosts Al Faisaliah Brunch featuring all of the continents' best food under one roof - from traditional Arabic Mezzeh to Asian dim sum and curries as well as the best from Europe in Spanish tapas to Italian risottos. Diners become as involved in the art of producing intense dishes as possible with a number of live cooking stations, which include fresh pasta, sushi and an oyster bar.
Café Royal Rendezvous with friends for freshly brewed Viennese coffee and delicious pastries in this delightful café. Café Royal brings an ambience of informal luxury to the city. A unique experience awaits guests when they request specialties such as a Kleiner Brauner or sip on a Kapuzziner. Patrons can also enjoy handmade chocolates and an excellent variation of sumptuous cakes.
La Cucina With a warm, welcoming atmosphere and the finest cuisine fashioned to taste, the hotel's sixth dining option, La Cucina, tempts guests with richly authentic Italian cuisine crafted by chefs in a bustling, aromatic open kitchen.
Offering the most modern fitness equipment in Riyadh, Al Faisaliah Health Club is exclusively available to hotel guests. Qualified fitness staff members are always on hand to assist with training programs and specialist advice. The Health Club is open daily and offers an array of services:
- Isotonic weight machines
- Cardiovascular equipment
- 20-meter indoor swimming pool
- Wellness suite
- Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, plunge pool
- Locker facilities
Female Health & Wellness Centre
A destination for indulgence, the ladies-only spa is an oasis of luxury melding gracefully with the spirit of the hotel. Spanning four floors, it features 13 treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an indoor pool, and soothing private meditation and relaxation rooms. Services that reflect regional traditions in wellness as well as internationally progressive techniques will include an indulgent array of treatments and experiences, ranging from facials to spiritual Hammam rituals.
Additional Services & Amenities
- Business Center equipped with individual workstations, a boardroom suitable for eight persons and a private room for one-on-one meetings or interviews
- Private meeting rooms
- Rental cars
- Chauffeur service
- 24-hour doctor on call
- 24-hour security
Al Faisaliah Banquet & Conference Center
Covering an area of almost 50,000 square feet within Al Faisaliah's Conference and Banquet Center is Prince Sultan's Grand Hall, the largest column-free public space in the Kingdom, with a capacity for 4,000 delegates in conference-style seating and 2,800 for banquets. These unique facilities have been designed to accommodate any event - large or small - from exhibitions to multi-media conferences and elaborate wedding ceremonies. Flexible dividers allow the venue to be subdivided into 16 independent venues, enabling the organizer to host large meetings with adjacent break-out meeting rooms.
The Prince Sultan's Grand Hall offers the latest technology including state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment, simultaneous interpretation systems and sophisticated computer-imaging. There is also the capability to link up internationally through satellite and microwave technology. Adjacent to Prince Sultan's Grand Hall is the magnificent Al Omsiat ballroom. With marble finish, custom-woven carpets and spectacular chandeliers, it is truly the most opulent in the Kingdom. The ballroom provides guests a venue of unprecedented sophistication capable of hosting the most prestigious gala dinners. It is also ideal as a grand reception area. The overall design of this venue allows it the capacity and versatility to host both intimate and business gatherings. Three bridal suites and a separate royal entrance are key features that make Al Faisaliah one of the most sought-after venues for conference and banqueting events in the Middle East.
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