Experience five-star luxury with stunning city views…

The new JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh opens its doors in time for Saudi National Day. Situated on King Fahad Road and just a five-minute drive from King Abdullah Financial District, the landmark hotel stands as one of the tallest buildings in the city, spanning 66 floors with 349 rooms and suites.

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh lobby concierge

This weekend, the five-star property is hosting five exciting festivities to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 92nd birthday in style. From a relaxing staycation to spa and dining offers, here are five reasons to celebrate and relax at JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh.

Cakes, crafts and culture at the hotel lobby

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh lobby

Decked out in festive lights and elaborate displays, the debutant five-star hotel brand’s refurbished lobby will kick-start festivities with a celebratory cake and surprises for the little ones. And to pay homage to one of Saudi Arabia’s oldest traditions, there will be a henna artist, so you can have your hands decorated with beautiful henna designs.

Enjoy a three-night staycation for the price of two

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh room

Immerse yourself in the luxury accommodation of JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh. Everything here is done with an eye for detail – each spacious room is decorated with a stylish modern Najdi architecture feel. Furnished in warm and soothing tones, the guestrooms offer mesmerising views of Riyadh’s skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Luxe marble flooring and high-quality amenities provide a sanctuary laced with comfort, chic style, and subtle opulence; there is nothing so laid back yet luxurious as a stay here. From now to September 25, those booking the South View Room can enjoy an additional day when booking two-night stays. The package includes breakfast at the new, signature all-day dining restaurant, late checkout at 4pm, and a 10 per cent discount on all spa treatments.

The South View Room starts at SAR 1,230 per night.

Check into the spa for an indulgent treatment

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh ladies pool

Prepare for a blissful experience at the hotel’s signature Spa by JW with the Spa Moment package. It includes a 60-minute classic massage, followed by a 60-minute European hammam – perfect for helping relieve stress and keep you refreshed. And in celebration of the 92nd National Day of Saudi Arabia, guests can enjoy a special rate of SAR992. Plus, for an additional SAR92, you’ll have one hour of access to the outdoor pool. With separate facilities for men and women, including a sauna, steam rooms, and indoor plunge pools, the decadent respite within the hotel exudes peace and tranquillity from every corner.

Spa Moment Package at Spa by JW, Available until Sept 30, daily 11am to 10pm. For bookings, call 011 511 7741.

Savour afternoon tea treats at The Capital Lounge

The Capital Lounge tea

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh is plating up an afternoon tea, served at The Capital Lounge. Tea-takers select from a list of 88 types – from classic English Breakfast to more unique Asian blends – and can learn as much or as little about the teas as they wish from the tea sommelier. On to the food itself, expect a luscious array of savoury and sweet treats made with ingredients sourced from across the Kingdom. The Capital Lounge also offers a variety of made-from-scratch confectionery and cocoa-based concoctions, with a signature chocolate trolley that presents everything from cakes to curds, tarts, and mousses wheeled directly to the table. You’ll also get a welcome drink from the outlet’s signature menu for a delightful afternoon of confections and conversation.

Afternoon Tea at The Capital Lounge, daily 4pm to 8pm. SAR295 for two.

A culinary journey to Saudi Arabia at Kitchen On 3

Kitchen on 3

Be spoilt for choice with authentic Middle Eastern dishes, alongside a multitude of cuisines, in a modern market-inspired kitchen at the hotel’s all-day dining concept, Kitchen On 3. The family-friendly dining destination adds charming, traditional nuances, such as spice displays, a brick oven for freshly baked bread, hung clay pots, and rope screen dividers.

On Friday September 23, Kitchen On 3 marks National Day by showcasing nostalgic flavours of Saudi Arabia with a buffet that features the most iconic and traditional dishes for which the Kingdom is known and loved. Rounding off the meal is an array of local desserts, and refreshing mocktails will also be presented.

National Day Dinner, Sept 23, 6.30pm to 11.30pm. SAR292 per person, half price for children from six to 12 years old, while kids under six eat for free.

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh, King Fahd Rd, Sahafah District, Riyadh 11564. Tel: 011 511 7741. Marriott.com

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