Once a walled, mud-brick pit stop along the desert trading routes, Riyadh (translates to 'The Garden’ in Arabic) has undergone various transformations to evolve into the Kingdom's political, financial and administrative capital and one of the wealthiest cities in the world.
An impressive sight, Riyadh is a melting pot of architectural designs, from futuristic steel-clad skyscrapers to the mud-brick structure Masmak Fortress, which was built in the early 1900s. The main roads are King Fahd Rd, which runs north to south across the city, and Makkah Rd, which runs west to east, intersecting at Cairo Square.
But it is in the modern business district of Olaya where Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh resides. The luxury residence sits among two of the city’s tallest skyscrapers, which not only supply guests with an exceptional view of the city, but also provides the handy orientation points of Faisaliah Tower and Kingdom Centre. Both are located in the heart of Riyadh's main upscale shopping strip.
Slated to open in the third quarter of 2016, the Ascott residence is just 5-minute drive to the up-and-coming King Abdullah Financial District, where many multinational companies, embassies and international banks are rumoured to be setting up shop. The King Abdullah Financial District will also be a hub for financial and legal institutions, accounting and consultancy firms and other business service providers. Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh provides easy access to these business associates as well as a wide variety of restaurants, shops and other conveniences nearby.
At the end of a long day, retire to Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh to refresh yourself. The luxury residence comes fitted with a range of apartment types for guests to choose from, from cleverly designed studios to capacious 2-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is elegantly furnished and fitted with trappings such as a fully equipped kitchen, workstations, en-suite bathrooms with complimentary quality shower amenities and a phenomenal view of the gleaming metropolis.
Ascott residents will also gain access to a comprehensive list of amenities to facilitate their well-heeled lifestyles. Guests will get to stay in the pink of health in our on-site gymnasium, choose to hold their business meetings on one of our many meeting rooms available for rent or stretch out by the side of the swimming pool to relax and enjoy their stay at the luxury residence.