Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), the developers of the master plan for the historic destination, have announced plans for Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
A 300-year-old site located just outside of Riyadh, Diriyah is considered to be the birthplace of the Kingdom and the capital of the first Saudi state. The area is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, At-Turaif, the valley and palm groves of Wadi Hanifah, and will soon include the Diriyah development.
Located 15 minutes from the center of Riyadh, Diriyah will comprise 13 unique districts inclusive of residences, hospitality offerings, office space, retail, museums, cultural institutions, outdoor attractions and more. The development is a key driver of the Kingdom’s Saudi Vision 2030.
Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah, Saudi Arabia will include approximately 150 rooms and suites, meeting and event spaces, a wellness spa with seven treatment rooms and a fitness centre, as well as two outdoor pools with private cabanas. The hotel will also offer four culinary outlets, including a poolside restaurant and a sunset lounge.
The property will be located adjacent to Diriyah’s culturally rooted district along the Wadi Hanifah escarpment, with views towards the west and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, At-Turaif. Inspired by local tradition, the hotel design will have a unique aesthetic that is being developed by leading design architects, Aedas and Elastik interior designers.
“Diriyah is an exceptional project that speaks to the tremendous growth and economic development in the region while remaining deeply rooted in the destination’s historic and cultural past,” says Bart Carnahan, president, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Saudi Arabia is an important growth market for Four Seasons, and we are proud to be part of Diriyah’s exciting future. We look forward to partnering with DGDA to bring the Four Seasons luxury experience to life within this iconic, landmark development.”