Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter

A modern oasis in Riyadh

Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter looks futuristic, but the 2018 hotel’s design origins come from nature. The Wadi Hanifa, a desert valley that cuts through Riyadh, inspires the building’s canyon-like walls and waterways, and the grounds are dotted with cacti, flowering vines, native date palm trees and more. Wadi Hanifa also inspired Saudi artist Maisa Shaldan’s wall-spanning sculptural work Mada inside the hotel (in total, the property features 690 contemporary pieces designed by more than 14 Saudi Arabian artists).

Also inside you’ll find smooth cream-colored marble lines the common areas, which have accents of glittering gold and warm wood. It's a comfortable space while remaining modern and sustainable. In fact, the trailblazing Marriott clinched the honor of becoming the country’s first gold LEED-certified hotel.

The Diplomatic Quarter hotel caters to those visiting for work or pleasure. There are ergonomic desks, a spa, three on-property restaurants, gardens, a heated pool and a full gym complete with fitness classes. With plenty of activities and amenities like interconnecting rooms, the hotel provides a great spot for kids as well.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Indulge in a grilled seafood platter, Moroccan harira soup, butter chicken and other global fare at the property's main restaurant, Goji. Enjoy a rich breakfast buffet, lunch and a refined yet casual dinner, all in the airy and bright dining room.
  • Rooms look modern and sleek with a palette of creamy white with accents of dark wood, ash gray and pops of muted purple.
  • Visit Saray Spa to squeeze in some relaxation with a massage, a session in the steam room, time in the white marble Turkish hammam and more.
  • Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, which also has an area for children to swim and play. Other ways to get your blood moving include working out in the state-of-the-art gym, kickboxing, water aerobics and Zumba classes.
  • The luxury hotel is a pioneer in sustainability in the region. The Marriott adopts practices like using solar panels and offering the country’s first electric vehicle charging station for commercial and residential use

Nearby Attractions

  • The Riyadh hotel’s courtyard and green spaces offer pleasant scenery for walks. But you could also venture out to Wadi Hanifa to explore its pedestrian paths.
  • If you are in town for work, the Riyadh hotel offers an excellent location in the business district. It’s close to a number of embassies and corporate headquarters.
  • Practice your game at the Riyadh Intercon Golf Club, which not only has a great course to play, but almost 100 acres of manicured lawns and gardens to explore. Or venture out about an hour away to the Dirab Golf & Country Club, the kingdom's first grassed, 18-hole, par-72 championship and 9-hole par-27 Academy golf course.
  • Adult and kid visitors should stop at the Riyadh Zoo, Saudi Arabia's largest. It's home to more than 40 species, including elephants, large cats, giraffes, monkeys and more.
  • Stroll around Al Bujairi Heritage Park, where modern life intermingles with nature and history. There are market stalls, food vendors, workshops and great views. The park is right across from the historic At-Turaif district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site worth visiting.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
6781 Abdullah Alsahmi Street, Al Safarat, Riyadh, 12511, Saudi Arabia
NeighborhoodOud Square
RUH (35-50 min)  
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