Why Radisson Blu has won over business travellers in Riyadh

Why Radisson Blu has won over business travellers in Riyadh



Partner Content: Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention & Exhibition Center brings the unconventional to business conventions.

It was mere months ago that we reported on Radisson Hotel Group bringing its eighth hotel to the Saudi capital and, already, Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention & Exhibition Center has become a spot where travellers of all manner come together. And because it's especially suited to business travellers, the property is no stranger to entrepreneurs and enterprises of all sizes convening and creating their next big idea — it's designed to inspire, housing a multitude of cafés and conference spaces. Here's what to expect.

Something for Everyone

The Camel Step Café is the perfect example of how the hotel is set to become the home of start-up entrepreneurs and freelancers, offering a touch of hygge to add a sense of comfort. The café serves speciality coffees from local roastery Camel Step, whose vision is to improve the coffee quality both locally and regionally. Camel Step Café also doubles up as a working space that offers daily rates for start-up founders and freelancers looking for a quiet place to work and network with like-minded entrepreneurs. The daily rates include unlimited coffee and snacks, business centre services, high-speed WiFi, valet parking, complimentary printing services, as well as complimentary use of the meeting room for one hour.

This Radisson Blu property is attached to the Riyadh Convention & Exhibition Center, a modern international exhibition complex with four halls offering 20,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor space. In addition to the exhibition centre, the hotel offers nine distinctive meeting and event spaces, including the 400-square-metre Najd Event Hall, which can be divided into three separate sections and six smaller meeting rooms for more intimate corporate gatherings and training sessions. An outdoor venue called The Garden is also perfect for social events and weddings. Each meeting room is equipped with high-tech video walls and other hybrid facilities that are perfect for conducting business.

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The creative genius of renowned design firm Kieferle & Partner is on display as the hotel features a contemporary and sleek design, combining sharp edges with a floating structure. The stunning 'V' column adds a dramatic flair, with the hotel’s design accentuating Riyadh’s fast-progressing architectural narrative. The design also allows for a spectacular view of the exhibition centre from King Abdullah Road. Entering the lobby is another visual feast thanks to an oasis-like entrance that invigorates guests for work and play alike.

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Rooms & Suites

This design flows perfectly into the property's rooms and suites. Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention & Exhibition Center features 223 rooms, all of which have been stylishly designed with spectacular views of Riyadh. There are ten room categories with a variety of amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee machine, and a rain shower in the bathrooms.

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Dining & Recreational Spaces

When it comes to dining, the hotel also has two restaurants to satisfy guests’ appetites. Al Diriyah Restaurant and Lounge serves a continental menu, featuring live cooking stations for fresh and healthy meals. The Terrace restaurant, on the other hand, is the perfect spot for those wanting to enjoy some al fresco dining. Its old-fashioned comfort food in a tapas-style setting is the ideal spot for a refreshing drink while watching sports games showcased from the restaurant’s TV screens. Elsewhere, the hotel provides guests with various leisure activities for those looking to keep active, including an indoor pool and a fitness gym. For those conducting business, the hotel has an executive business lounge where guests can convene, catch up, or take a break. 

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The hotel lies in the most iconic part of the Kingdom’s capital, attached to the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, one of the biggest event venues in the city. The hotel is within walking distance of a major exhibition building and one of the biggest malls in Riyadh.

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