Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, gets new Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu has 110 rooms and suites that combine contemporary Italian interior design with Middle Eastern touches. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group has opened the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter in Saudi Arabia. 

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from King Khaled International Airport and close to more than 80 foreign embassies and diplomatic missions.
 
"Tourism continues to be one of the key pillars of [the country's] Vision 2030, with several positive initiatives being implemented to generate increased visitor demand," said Tim Cordon, area SVP/Middle East and Africa. "We're pleased that our growth across Saudi Arabia is aligned with the Kingdom's economic diversification strategy."
 
The hotel has 110 rooms and suites that combine contemporary Italian interior design with Middle Eastern touches. 
 
For dining, the Larder Restaurant and Lounge serves both an international and Middle Eastern menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Larder Lounge serves teas, coffees and light bites.
 
The hotel includes a health club with gym space, an indoor swimming pool, two treatment rooms and two steam rooms. The hotel also has a family room, play room, 125 square meters of meeting space, including four breakout rooms, and on-site parking.

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