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The design-focused Jareed Hotel is a beautiful boutique stay with local flair and a home-away-from-home feel…

Looking to check-in to Riyadh’s best hotel? Then you need to know about Jareed Hotel. This Saudi-born, design-led hotel is a boutique stay that opened last year at The Boulevard. A product of luxury Saudi hospitality brand, NMR, it’s a centrally located address that’s packed with personality.

The property’s small size adds to its boutique feel, but there’s a grandeur once you step inside that comes from meticulous attention to detail in the design. Sumptuous surroundings start from the double height lobby, where shades of regal sapphire blue are laced with dark woods and brass features.

Jareed Hotel’s guest rooms are set across the first and second floors, contemporary and modern, while still encapsulating the grandeur expected of a five-star stay. In the upper tier suites, space reigns supreme, with a light-bright living space that leads out onto a boulevard facing balcony. A mini bar fitted with Nespresso machine, a state-of-the-art speaker and two smart TV’s (one for the bedroom and one for the living room) are modern touches that make guests feel right at home. Then there’s the little things, like a pillow menu with a scent to help you sleep, fresh fruit platter on arrival, and Hermes amenities adding a high-fashion touch to the marble bathroom.

Dining comes in the form of elegant, New York-style Italian, Morini, where refined Italian classics can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the terrace. Crisp white linen tablecloths, lemon trees and bookshelves filled with Assouline books celebrating Italy’s finest corners create a bright and inviting space for drinks and dining.

Then there’s The Living Room, Jareed’s interpretation of a co-working space with a cosy feel reminiscent of a chic city home. Whether you’re meeting a co-worker at the coffee bar, enjoying a sunset mocktail with friends out on the Boulevard-facing terrace, or simply taking your laptop to a space that gets your creative juices flowing, The Living Room has been designed to be a warm and welcoming destination that cultivates inspiration.

Elsewhere, Jareed Hotel has an emphasis on fitness and wellness, so as well as the Arena fitness centre for men, and AlMultaka gym for women, the pampering Jimam spa is a haven of relaxation. An extension of this boutique Riyadh boltholes contemporary approach to Arabian grandeur, rich marbles in shades of olive and coffee evoke a space of instant calm. The Jimam spa menu features facials, massages, scrubs and packages that combine all three. Afterwards, a plush relaxation area is the perfect spot to unwind and let your stresses meld away.

Looking for more high-octane adventures? Then pay a visit to the concierge desk, where the in-the-know team are on-hand to plan trips to Historical Diriyah, Edge of the World Riyadh or The National Museum.

Jareed Hotel, The Boulevard, Riyadh, from SAR1,346 per night. Tel: (966) 11 400 4141, jareedhotels.com