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Hotel Al Khozama

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Renovating phase two of the acclaimed 1980s Al Faisalia mixed-use complex, Gensler sensitively converted the much-loved structure into a contemporary four-star Rosewood Hotel, the first in the Kingdom, replacing the adjacent, revered Al Khozama hotel. The building’s interior was gutted and made to maximize floor area; and the façade given a lighter touch and clear street presence with glass-fronted balconies. Preserving superb public areas, Gensler retained the “gentlemen’s club” feel of the old hotel while significantly upgrading the experience. Now featuring a class-leading restaurant, gym and business center, the club-like atmosphere pervades through soothing colors and regional textures, offering tradition with contemporary flair.