Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud Abughazal, Head of Architecture at Omrania, has designed a bold new Radisson Blu Hotel that combines cosmopolitan style and contemporary luxury plus representing a solid climate-appropriate sustainable design strategy in Riyadh.
The new Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence has officially opened in in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter,
a lush precinct that is home to over 80 foreign embassies and diplomatic missions.
With the architectural design, engineering, and landscape by Omrania, the hotel boasts an innovative multi-layered terra cotta rain screen façade system that improves energy performance and respects the architectural context.
Omrania also designed the interiors in collaboration with Swiss-based ScDesign+ combining a chic contemporary sensibility with touches of the Middle East.
Comfort and style are one: each of the 110 elegantly designed rooms and suites are fully equipped for individualized enjoyment.
Three unique dining spaces—the Larder Restaurant, Lounge Lounge, and Larder Terrace—offer international and Middle Eastern menus as well as tea, coffee, and light bites.
The garden setting of the Larder Terrace is decorated with hand-crafted works by Saudi artists.
The hotel’s shared amenities and leisure facilities include a health club and gym (designed to accommodate the needs of male and female guests), an indoor swimming pool, two treatment rooms and two steam rooms.
The hotel also features a Family Room, Children’s Play Room, on-site parking and first-class security.
Architects: Omrania & Associates
Interior Architecture: ScDesign+
Contractors: Riyadh Development Company (General), Interspazio (FF+E), GreenLine (Fitout), NBK (Terracotta Cladding)
Client: King Salman Center for Disability Research