International Riyadh Season 2019 is running for two months over October and November. The event was launched as a part of 11 entertainment seasons planned by Saudi Arabia, with activities including theatrical and musical performances, fashion shows, and circus events. This is in addition to the opening of restaurants and international facilities, turning the capital of Riyadh into a global entertainment city.
The season is expected to attract nearly 20 million visitors. Activities will take place in 11 different locations all over the city: the Diplomatic District, Janadriyah, Riyadh Boulevard, King Fahd International Stadium, Al-Murabba, Malaz, Wadi Hanifa, Nova, Al-Hakam Palace, Thumama and Dir'iya.
If you are visiting from another city in the Kingdom or flying in from abroad, here are the five most luxurious hotels in Riyadh in 2019, according to TripAdvisor.
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya
Located in the vibrant heart of the capital, the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is located near El Tahlia Street, King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, and is only 35km away from King Khalid International Airport.
All of the 261 luxurious guestrooms, including 40 suites across 28 floors, look out over amazing views of Riyadh, exhibiting modern architecture that offers its guests comfort and relaxation with a touch of luxury. You can also explore the nearby tourist attractions, like Centria Mall. The hotel facilities include conference rooms and halls of various sizes that can host a variety of different events.
Fraser Suites Riyadh
Since opening its doors in 2017, the luxury hotel Fraser Suites Riyadh seeks to provide comfort and relaxation to its visitors. The hotel, located near the fort and the palace, features many facilities including sound-proof rooms.
The location provides guests with quick access to Masmak Fortress, Riyadh Tower, and King Abdulaziz Historical Center. Fraser Suites Riyadh is 4km from the heart of Riyadh, and about 30 minutes away from King Khalid International Airport.
The hotel also has a sunny terrace, a swimming pool, and a library, along with a gym and fitness center for active visitors, all designed to offer guests a comfortable stay.
Centro Olaya Hotel
Olaya by Rotana Center is located in Riyadh, less than 1km from Al Faisaliah Mall and a 6-minute walk from Al Faisaliah Tower. It offers accommodation with an outdoor pool. The hotel is about 2.6km from the Kingdom Center and about 3km away from Panorama Shopping Center. It’s also about 4km from Olaya Shopping Center and 4.4km from the King Abdulaziz Historic Center.
Being the newest hotel from Rotana Center in Riyadh, the Centro Olaya Hotel is located close to various transportation services, offering an entertainment haven to its visitors. Olaya by Rotana Center seeks to extend the authenticity of the Rotana brand. It is expected to become a famous attraction for business trips and family vacations.
Al Faisaliah Hotel
One of the finest 5-star hotels in Riyadh, the hotel is conveniently located on Olaya Street near King Fahad Road, blending old middle eastern traditions with global trends. Following the addition of Al Faisaliah Suites, the only hotel dedicated to luxurious suites in Riyadh offering 106 suites, Al Faisaliah has become one of the finest and most sought-after properties in Saudi Arabia.
Offering an area for shopping and entertainment with Al Faisaliah Mall, the hotel also provides special services for business and leisure travelers. Al Faisaliah Hotel features special rooms and suites, exclusive 24-hour butler service, contemporary meeting facilities, six international restaurants, and a state-of-the-art health club.
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh
Lush with 600-year-old olive trees, landscaped gardens and swaying palms, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is one of those luxury hotels that completely envelopes its discerning guests in majestic surroundings and discreet, attentive services. Discover an elegant oasis where spacious suites, a world-class spa, a stunning indoor pool, lavish wedding and event spaces, and exceptional dining options provide the most unforgettable memories.
Located only a few steps from Tuwaiq Garden, the hotel is 3.9km from the King Fahad Cultural Centre and 9km from The National Museum of Riyadh. Hotel guests can also enjoy nearby museums, Riyadh Tower and Riyadh railway station.