Why Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport is a great staycation destination

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If you’re looking to escape the city but you’re not looking to travel far, then there’s a refreshing escape just waiting to be explored on the outskirts of the city. At Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport, the resort-like feel has been designed to instantly relax guests, with a collection of 471 rooms that range from spacious standard rooms to the grand collection of villas.

If you’re heading away for a family staycation, the family suites are perfect for a stay packed with comfort and luxury, complete with spacious seating area, a fully-equipped kitchenette, dedicated dining area and two bedrooms. The two-storey duplexes are the rooms to book for a relaxed stay with even more space. Or upgrade to one of the sprawling villas, spread across three floors and complete with three bedrooms, there’s plenty of space to kick back and relax both indoor and outdoor. Some even come with their own private pool, perfect for keeping cool as the temperatures climb.

There’s plenty to keep travellers of all ages busy when you’re not relaxing in your room. There’s an outdoor swimming pool that offers endless hours of fun, whether you’re getting your lengths in or watching the little ones make a splash in the shallow end. At the poolside bar, refreshing snacks of cold drinks and ice cream are the perfect pause from the balmy sun. Then there’s a pair of play areas – one indoor and one outdoor – and on Thursday night it’s movie night, with a family-friendly classic shown every Thursday evening in the auditorium.

While little ones play, adults can relax in the pampering spa, located in the hotel basement. Home to a hammam, steam room and treatment rooms for massages, it’s found within the health club, where there’s also an indoor swimming pool for retreating from the heat.

If you’re in need of a glow-up, you’ll also find a female beauty salon and a barbershop in the main building. Open daily from 12pm to 10pm, ladies can enjoy treatments including manicures, haircuts, styling and make-up

The collection of restaurants includes casual cafes and an upscale lobby bar, plus an all-day dining restaurant with lavish dinner buffet. It’s here where alongside endless breakfast spreads, tasty lunches and diners, live music performances take place every Thursday and Friday. As you fill your boots from the buffet at the pool-facing terrace, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the weekly performances.

The rates

When checking in for two nights over the weekend, you’ll get 25 per cent off the best available rate. There’s the option to upgrade your weekend experience to include the dinner buffet with live entertainment for SAR195 per person, or add the lunch buffet and enjoy day access to the swimming pool for an additional SAR149. Both are available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport, King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh 13442. Tel: (966) 11 590 2000. Book via radissonhotels.com