Fairmont Riyadh

A modern hotel in Riyadh’s business district

Fairmont Riyadh is in the heart of the city’s Business Gate office complex, making it a convenient place to stay for business travelers. But that doesn’t mean that the luxury hotel is stuffy. The elegant lobby is a chic mix of art deco style highlighted with geometric patterns and bold use of black, gold and warm yellow hues that delight the eyes.

The lobby and lounge area are adorned with dramatic chandeliers, while the building’s exterior encompasses seven domes that pay homage to the region’s Islamic architecture — a blend of modern and classic components that give off a feeling of timeless elegance.

In keeping with its sophisticated surroundings,Fairmont Riyadh offers you complete privacy by placing all dining venues and conference facilities on the ground floor. There is also access directly to the massive Business Gate complex, which is home to the corporate offices of Microsoft, Dell and Boeing, to name a few.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • This Riyadh hotel has a very central location. Adjacent to Business Gate, Fairmont Riyadh is also only a 20-minute drive to the airport and to downtown, and 30 minutes to the Diplomatic Quarter.
  • Fairmont Gold rooms are worth the splurge, if only for access to the exclusive Gold Lounge. The venue offers an exclusive check-in desk, two terraces and daily spreads, including breakfast, afternoon tea and beverages and canapés throughout the day.
  • Fairmont Riyadh recently expanded its culinary offerings to include two sophisticated new restaurants. House of Grill is an upscale steakhouse with both private and semi-private dining, while Pesto serves authentic southern Italian cuisine in a rustic ambiance.
  • Male guests can enjoy the stunning indoor heated pool, fitness and hammam facilities. Treat yourself to a massage and finish up with a visit to the sauna and steam rooms for the ultimate in rejuvenation.
  • It’s impossible to miss Fairmont Riyadh at night, when the main dome is illuminated in an ever-changing array of dazzling neon colors.

Things to Know

  • Fairmont Riyadh features two ballrooms with VIP lounges and private entrances, as well as 10 meeting rooms, making it great location for weddings, conferences and governmental events.
  • While not able to use the pool facilities, female guests have access to the Ladies Lounge, which comes with a relaxation room, a small gym, a women’s-only spa and beauty salon.
  • To impress a client or significant other, book a spot at House of Grill’s chef’s table. The exclusive spot puts you right in the kitchen as the team prepares a succulent menu of steak and seafood that’s sure to please.

The Rooms

  • The luxury hotel has 298 rooms, including 40 opulent suites. Accommodations feature hues that evoke the surrounding desert landscape and are complemented with dark wood accents.
  • All rooms feature walk-in showers (some have deep-soaking tubs) stocked with Le Labo amenities. This line, exclusive to Fairmont hotels, employs the famed Grasse rose, which blooms in May in France’s Provence.
  • For the ultimate in business-class luxury, check into the 4,252-square-foot Al Malaki Suite. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom accommodation boasts a private office, a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious spa-like marble master bathroom with a two-head rain shower, oversized Jacuzzi and in-mirror TV.

The Restaurants

  • The 365 does all-day dining with a buffet and live cooking stations serving up international fare from Saudi Arabia, Japan, India, Thailand, Italy andChina. Don’t miss the Syrian barbecue, which includes well-cooked lamb shanks as well as juicy lamb, beef and chicken kebabs.
  • To add a bit of elegance to any meal, try local favorite non-alcoholic Saudi champagne made with apple juice, sparkling water, mint and slices of fruit. It’s refreshing during the long Arabic summer.
  • Cafe Connect turns out quick grab-and-go snacks as well as breads made fresh in a traditional German double-decker oven. Pick up a coffee and enjoy the green space on the terrace.

Fitness classes
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Meeting rooms
Getting There
Business Gate Qurtubah Area, Riyadh, 11552 Saudi Arabia
RUH (18-28 min)  
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