234-key Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh opens doors

A rendering of one of the restaurants at the hotel.

The Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh soft opened on March 12 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after initially being slated for a late-2016 opening.

The 234-apartment luxury executive residence is located close to King Abdullah Financial District and 15 minutes’ drive from Riyadh King Khalid International Airport.

The on-site business centre offers business travellers a variety of amenities, from meeting rooms and AV equipment to secretarial and courier services.

Additional facilities include a residents’ lounge, prayer rooms, boutiques and restaurants and cafes. There is also an outdoor terrace, swimming pool, gymnasium, steam and sauna room, separate day spas for men and women and a children’s playroom.

“We are delighted to welcome guests to Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, our first serviced residence to open in the Saudi capital,” said Ascott country GM Middle East & Turkey Vincent Miccolis, in a statement.

Residents can select from studio, one and two-bedroom apartments in a contemporary décor, with fully equipped kitchens as well as separate living, dining and work areas. The property will also feature 24-hour reception, complimentary Wi-Fi, basement parking, airport transfers and daily housekeeping services.

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