Al Aqeeq Hotel
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Occupying a central location in Riyadh, Al Aqeeq Hotel's elongated form makes it a popular landmark for the area's residents and visitors alike. The 5-star hotel also offers immaculate serviced apartments for long-staying guests.
The design concept involves a multiplicity of delicate interconnected layers coming together to create a uniform mass that encompasses both the hotel and the serviced apartment components.
Architecturally, the design favours simplicity to create naturally flowing contours that are appealingly serene. The building's external envelope is composed of glass interwoven with layers of concrete. This sense of openness is enhanced by the hotel's elevators that rise panoramically from the lobby to the upper floors.
The project comprises 318 rooms and suites, and 45 serviced apartments. These are complemented by a full range of facilities and amenities – including dining venues, spa and gymnasium, swimming pool and a children's club. The hotel also hosts retail outlets, hairdressing and beauty salons, and a variety of cafés.
Al Aqeeq Hotel incorporates a large banqueting hall that accommodates up to 1,000 guests. The hall is supported by a well-equipped business centre and meeting rooms that add the flexibility to host conferences, exhibitions and seminars.