50th storey also has lounge and gym.
Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, located in the iconic 100-story Kingdom Centre, has opened its 50th floor exclusively for women guests, Greg A. Pirkle, general manager, told Travel Arabia News.
“We are calling it the Pearl Floor. Women staff will be serving the guests. There will be female maids, as well as a lounge and a gym for women,” Pirkle said.
He said Pearl Floor has 22 regular rooms and suites. “We are the only one who’s doing this,” he added.
Pirkle said 50 percent of the hotel’s occupancy comes from within Saudi Arabia and mostly from the oil and gas industry as well as other sectors like pharmaceuticals and IT; thirty percent are from member countries of the Gulf Cooperating Council and 20 percent from Europe and the US.
“Occupancy has been very, very good,” said Pirkle. “Even though there has been quite a lot of growth right now in hotel rooms, the demand seems to be keeping up with it so we are running great occupancy. We are sold out several days every week,” he added.
The hotel occupies the 30th to 50th floors of the 320-metre high Kingdom Centre, and has 274 guest rooms including 36 luxury suites. The property, which has four food and beverage outlets, a tennis court, a 25-metre swimming pool and a 4,113-square metre ballroom opened, in February 2003.
Four Seasons, which has properties in several destinations, is among best hotels in the world preferred by business travelers and leisure holiday makers out for fun activities.