Category: Saudi Arabia

5 of the world's most remote destinations

5 of the world’s most remote destinations

Sometimes there are times in which you might wish to get away from it all… the stresses and woes of daily life. Seek out these remote destinations and you can be guaranteed to enjoy some peaceful solitude! Here are 5 of the world’s most remote places to lose yourself. Easter Island, Chile Surrounded by the […]

The first building in the world to break the 1,000 metre mark

The first building in the world to break the 1,000 metre mark

The world’s tallest buildings are reaching dizzy heights. Currently the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 metres high, is the world’s highest. Compare that with the Shard which stands at ‘just’ 244 metres and yet is the tallest in Western Europe, and you begin to get a sense of just how tall some […]

A quick look at at the surroundings of the InterContinental Al Ahsa

A member of the concierge team at the InterContinental Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia takes you on a tour of the hotel and the region. Some highlights of the video include Dehliz Café, Ibrahim Palace Museum, Alaez jewellery shop, the Al-Jawharia Dates Factory (supported by Al Ahsa’s vast number of palm trees), Dolce chocolate shop, and […]

Expansion of The Rocco Forte Collection

The Rocco Forte Collection – which currently has 13 luxury hotels in major cities across Europe –  has revealed that its first property in the Middle East will open in Abu Dhabi this Autumn. It will be followed by a 146-bedroom property opening in Jeddah in 2011, a 90 All-suite Golf, Spa & Villa Resort […]

Swissôtel to debut in the Middle East

Swissôtel to debut in the Middle East

Construction is under way on Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts‘ first hotel in the Middle East: Swissôtel Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The international hotel chain expects the hotel to open in January 2011. The new Swissôtel Makkah is going to have 1571 guest rooms, including 88 suites, spread over 53 floors, with half of all the […]

Unprecedented 2010 world cruise itinerary from Crystal Cruises

Unprecedented 2010 world cruise itinerary from Crystal Cruises

Voted World’s Best more than any other cruise line by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, luxury cruise specialist Crystal Cruises has set an exotic new course with a unique Middle Eastern twist for its 15th annual World Cruise set for 2010. The detailed 108-day itinerary, featuring maiden visits to Iran, […]

Private dining at Rosewood Corniche

One of Jeddah’s leading luxury hotels, the Rosewood Corniche, will be offering private dining suites for guests during Ramadan. Three VIP suites will feature private dining rooms in which diners will be served Iftar and Sohour meals created especially for the suite guests. Each suite has its own Majlis, decorated in the style of a […]

Oil money heading for Vietnam’s luxury hotel industry?

Middle Eastern companies from Saudia Arabia and UAE are said to be investing in Vietnam’s luxury hotel sector. Saudi’s Jehan Holding Group is expected to invest US$1 billion in a high-end resort in Da Lat, whilst Dubai’s Kingdom Hotels Investments has made an agreement with the central Da Nang government to develop a $60-million resort […]

Qasr Al Sharq finally opens

Originally billed to open in March, Hilton International’s first palace hotel finally opened today. Promising “unmatched levels of luxury, exclusivity and Arabian hospitality”, the hotel, the Qasr Al Sharq is being billed as the ‘Palace of the Orient’. The palace is a 9-storey building facing the Red Sea; it has 2 Palace suites, 8 Royal […]

Qasr al Sharq - Hilton's first palace hotel about to open

Qasr al Sharq – Hilton’s first palace hotel about to open

Qasr al Sharq – Hilton‘s first palace hotel – is set to open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,  next month. Opulent details adorn every corner of the hotel and a highly personalised butler service will enhance  the feeling of pure indulgence and a true sense of luxury. Handpicked crystal and porcelain china, intricate mosaics, upholstery of […]