1. Nofa Resort Riyadh
Explore the lesser-known parts of Saudi, whilst bedding down in a hotel like nothing you’ve seen before. Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is just 98kms from Riyadh, yet feels like you’ve crossed continents into Africa. This safari-style boutique hotel is home to only 57 secluded villas and bungalows, meaning privacy is top priority. Designed in homage to African safari lodges, with artworks and artefacts dotted throughout, the property also overlooks Nofa Wildlife Park in which the eagle-eyed will spot zebras, sables, giraffes, cheetahs and more. You’ll also find two pools, a health club and spa, Kids Club, and three restaurants, with The Butcher’s Den providing an up-scale culinary experience with al fresco lake views.
2. Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road
All eyes have been on Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road. And for good reason, as it made history on opening with the world’s first female Saudi General Manager. A vibrant, modern hotel filled with colour and spirit, the 84-key property features a contemporary design, and Radisson’s excellent personalised service. Plumped perfectly within close proximity of King Abdulaziz airport, it’s the perfect jumping off point for those travelling for business or pleasure, allowing visitors to enjoy the cosmopolitan side of Jeddah life.
With a focus on rejuvenation, guests are invited to revive bodies in the state-of-the-art health club and sate hungry souls at Live Inn Restaurant, where the Mediterranean meets the Middle East.
3. Park Inn by Radisson Riyadh
Embracing the ‘feel good’ atmosphere of Radisson hotels, the newly-opened Park Inn by Radisson Radiyah literally oozes energy, with its bold, vibrant locally-inspired aesthetic connected through design, technology and social spaces. Finding its home in Al Malaz business district, the 192-key hotel is central to the city’s commercial present and future Vision 2030, and its meetings and events concept has been developed with the business-centric guest in mind. Away from the boardroom, there’s a beautiful outdoor swimming pool for unwinding in, or a start-of-the-art fitness centre for letting off steam. Food-wise, RBG Grill is makes pefectly-simple steaks and burgers, while Bocca Buona brings the Mediterranean to the Middle East, with traditional pasta and pizza with a modern twist.
4. Radisson Resort, Al Khobar Half Moon Bay
One of Saudi’s most sophisticated beachside urban boltholes, Radisson Resort, Al Khobar Half Moon Bay fringes the Arabian Gulf, meaning views are second-to-none. Attached to a marina, with sailing, watersports and a 150-metre private to call your own, the hotel is pretty perfect for those seeking winter sun in a city environment. Whether you bed down in a room, suite or two-bed chalet, your choice will unveil colourful, contemporary minimalism throughout, designed to stimulate the senses whilst in calming surrounds. The bucolic nature of the hotel helps hammer home that holiday feeling, with palm trees and greenery wherever you look. Tuck into Mediterranean fare at The Larder, destress in the sauna, then sink into your Garden View Chalet for a night of well-deserved rest.