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Kingdom Holding’s Four Seasons Riyadh Hotel

February 7, 2011

Kingdom Holding Company’s (KHC) Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh was awarded “Best Business Hotel 2010” in Riyadh at the Business Traveller Awards ceremony that took in Dubai. The Business Traveller’s prestigious awards were exclusively based on votes by the readers of the magazine for 2 consecutive Years.

The annual event is widely recognized as the region’s premier awards ceremony for the travel and hospitality industry, recognizing exceptional levels of quality and service by travel providers across the Middle East.

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of KHC commented: “This is another important achievement for Kingdom Holding Company.”

The renovation of the hotel had recently been completed. The renovation included the hotel and its amenities. The Hotel continues to be the best hotel in Riyadh. Prince Alwaleed and Eng. Talal Almaiman Executive Director for Development and Domestic Investments with Mr. Rami Sayess, General Manager of FS Riyadh and Management toured the hotel following the completion of its renovation.

The 249-room luxury Hotel is situated in the upscale and visually distinctive Kingdom Centre, and offers spacious guest rooms, plus 32 suites and 20 long-stay residential suites. All the accommodation is light and airy, and the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh’s elevated location ensures that every room offers spectacular views over the Saudi capital.

Located close to the key sites for commerce, as well as arts, culture and shopping, the hotel offers discerning travelers an ideal base from which to explore, whether they are visiting on business or for leisure.

The Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh is under the management of Four Seasons in which Kingdom Holding holds a 47.5% stake and is co-owned by Bill Gates’ Cascade in which the company also holds a 47.5% stake, and 5% of the Four Seasons is owned by Isadore Sharp.

The Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh was ranked “The Best Hotel in Riyadh 2009” according to Business Traveller Magazine at “The Business Traveller Awards 2009” ceremony during Arabian Travel Market Conference in Dubai. The Business Traveller’s prestigious awards were exclusively based on votes by the readers of the magazine. Also in 2009, Paris`s Four Seasons Hotel George V was ranked Best City Hotel Worldwide in the 2008/09 Gallivanter’s Guide for 6 consecutive years. George V topped the list of world hotels in that category and was described as “hotel perfection” of hotels.