Fairmont Riyadh Coming in 2012

Fairmont is making quite a play in Saudi Arabia with the opening of a hotel in Riyadh set for late 2012. Fairmont Riyadh will be Fairmont's second hotel in Saudi Arabia following Makkah Clock Royal Tower, which opened last year. The 287-room hotel will be located just north of the city and be part of a new mixed-use development project comprising the hotel, a convention center and commercial real estate space that will house multinational corporations as well as regional companies.

We hear the destination is a growing business area, with a number of new developments including a hospital an financial districts. 
The hotel will include Fairmont Gold, along with a selection of dining venues as well as spa and fitness facilities.

"Riyadh is currently undergoing tremendous development, becoming a key financial and business destination for not only Saudia Arabia, but the Middle East," said Chris Cahill, president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. "The influx of both public and private investment is creating a great opportunity for business and leisure travel, and Fairmont Riyadh, Business Gate will be an exciting addition to our own brand's growth in the region."

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