Ready for a royal escape? Looking for something extraordinary in its appeal? A destination where culture, history, tradition and ancient way of life weaves its fine thread through to what it is today… Riyadh, the prosperous and affluent capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is where it’s at. A fresh breath of life is being swept into this impressive conservative city, where bold and expansive skyscrapers line the desert landscape, and the bygone era of what was, is well preserved. Riyadh has seen an influx of international stars performing, dazzling crowds and collecting fans along the way, giving way to a more liberal spirit in which to enjoy this special region in the Middle East.
Amongst Riyadh’s fine accommodation establishments, is the Braira Hattien Villas Resort, the recent winner of The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the highly acclaimed Luxury Lifestyle Awards, headquartered in New York. Taking a closer look into this resort, it’s not difficult to see why it’s worthy of such a title.
Located at the Prince Mohammed Ibn Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Road, leaving guests on a doorstep away from local attractions such as world class restaurants, cafe’s, famous museums, and shopping malls (including the Kingdom Centre Tower – previously the tallest building in Saudi Arabia). The variety of entertainment and boutique retail stores offer an abundance of options to those travellers with a taste for the finer things in life. After a bustling day out in this sensational city, returning to your luxury abode, the Braira Hattien Villas Resort is an added layer of luxury to your Riyadh experience. Surrounded by towering swaying palms and blooming gardens, the exterior lure is matched by the stylish interiors. Contemporary Arabian architecture captivates, blending seamlessly with the modern, plush decor.
With thirty-two villas ranging from two to four bedrooms, there is something for every party size, particularly for families or groups travelling together, whether business or leisure. Some of the villas boast their own private swimming pool, and all feature smart TVs, bathtubs and tea/coffee making facilities.
A unique feature is that the resort offers villas that are self-catering and extremely spacious, especially when compared to their hotel counterparts. Essentially guests have the best of both worlds: private villa living combined with hotel service, features and facilities. This opens up so many more options to guests in terms of dining, leisure and privacy. In addition, the resort offers an incredible restaurant (serving fresh international and local cuisine by highly trained chefs) overlooking the swimming pool, and an unusual double story coffee shop, for a more casual eatery experience.
Expect to enjoy 24-hour reception, attending to guest needs at any time day or night, laundry and concierge service, complimentary newspapers, a gym, children’s club and swimming pools. The ladies will love the Turkish baths in the spa, alongside a host of desirable salon services designed to ease tension and induce deep relaxation and restoration. The resort’s complimentary high speed WIFI keeps you connected at all times, meaning you can continue with business as usual, or stay in touch with your world online. Local tours available include the Edge of the World, discovering caves, desert experiences, world famous museums, archeology, heritage site tours as well as prominent statues and monuments. And a definite must is to try and experience the vibrant city as a local would – visit the souqs, local workshops and engage with the locals. They’ll likely lead you to the best Saudi food you’ll find!
The impeccable state of this luxury hospitality resort is note-worthy, giving one complete peace-of-mind in ensuring your travel plans are headed in the best possible direction. The Braira Hattien Villas Resort ticks all the boxes for providing renowned Arabian hospitality, in a sensational setting, putting one in the heart of an urban Middle Eastern utopia.
Article submitted by Luxury Lifestyle Awards team