The hospitality landscape in Saudi Arabia is witnessing a remarkable transformation as Al Faisaliah Hotel takes on a new identity, officially rebranding as Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh. This monumental shift introduces the renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to the Kingdom, promising a fusion of luxury, cultural richness, and exceptional service right in the heart of Riyadh. Join us to explore this exciting transformation and the myriad offerings that await guests.
A Royal Inauguration
In a grand ceremony attended by dignitaries, the ribbon-cutting event marked the dawn of a new era. His Royal Highness Prince Bandar Bin Saud Bin Khaled Al Saud, Chairman of Al Khozama Company, and Khalid Saud Abu Haimed, the CEO, graced the occasion. The leadership team from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, including Christoph Mares, Joanna Flint, Michael Koth, and Richard Johnson, added to the regal ambience. The unveiling of the hotel’s signature fan, a creation by Her Royal Highness Princess Nourah Al Faisal, paid homage to Saudi Arabia’s history and future.
Al Faisaliah: A Landmark in Riyadh
Khalid Abu Haimed, Chief Executive Officer of Al Khozama Investment, emphasized the significance of Al Faisaliah district in Riyadh’s skyline since 2000. It has etched itself into the collective memory of the community. With the arrival of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, this iconic property is set to elevate the capital and Al Faisaliah district, offering visitors an unparalleled experience.
Mandarin Oriental’s Commitment
Richard Johnson, the hotel’s General Manager, reiterated their commitment to preserving Al Faisaliah Hotel’s legacy while infusing it with Mandarin Oriental’s distinctive touch. Their mission is clear: to immerse guests in luxury, business, fine dining, and exploration while providing the impeccable service that Mandarin Oriental is renowned for.
A Blend of Luxury and Tradition
Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah seamlessly merges contemporary luxury with elements of Arabian design. The interiors have been refreshed, and the spa and wellness offerings have been elevated. Innovative dining options and entertainment await guests in this transformed haven.
Redesign by Tihany Design
The redesign of guestrooms, suites, and public spaces was entrusted to the renowned Tihany Design. The ground floor lobby, The Mandarin Lounge, meeting rooms on level one, Al Majlis, and the three atriums have all undergone a makeover. Saudi-inspired artworks, custom chandeliers, and Asian-inspired undertones now breathe life into these spaces.
Boasting new room and suite categories, the north building prioritizes comfort and convenience. Guests can indulge in the 265-square-meter Royal Suite with panoramic views or opt for the opulent Executive Corner Suite. Alternatively, spacious contemporary rooms provide a comfortable stay, all complemented by 24-hour butler service and advanced entertainment systems.
Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah boasts nine distinctive dining destinations, ensuring unforgettable culinary experiences. La Brasserie, an all-day dining venue, serves international cuisine, while The Globe offers modern European delights with panoramic views of Riyadh. LPM, Mamo Michelangelo, and Asir Lounge add to the culinary diversity, making it a top-tier destination for food enthusiasts.
The award-winning ladies’ Spa at Mandarin Oriental introduces exclusive skincare products, full-body rituals, and wellness treatments. Fitness enthusiasts can utilize the gym and private tennis court or relax in the 16-meter swimming pool with soothing waterfalls, steam baths, and Finnish-style saunas.
Riyadh’s Architectural Gem
Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah is an architectural gem in Riyadh’s skyline, nestled within the prestigious Olaya district. Its accessibility from King Khalid International Airport and King Abdulaziz Historical Center makes it a prime location. The hotel is a haven for leisure and a coveted spot for events. Prince Sultan’s Grand Hall, with up to 4,000 guests, complements the world-class catering services, a high-tech Business Centre, and versatile meeting rooms.
Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh, has emerged as a beacon of luxury, culture, and fine living in the heart of Saudi Arabia’s capital. The transformation from Al Faisaliah Hotel to Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah marks a significant milestone in the hospitality industry, promising guests an unforgettable experience for leisure, dining, wellness, or hosting grand events. Explore this oasis of opulence and indulge in the best that Riyadh has to offer.