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 its floor area and the facade was given a lighter touch and clear street presence with glass-fronted balconies. Preserving superb public areas throughout the hotel, Gensler Hospitality designers retained the “gentlemen’s club” feel of the old hotel while significantly upgrading the experience for guests and the public. Now featuring a class-leading restaurant, gym, and business center, the club-like hospitality atmosphere pervades through soothing colors and regional textures, offering tradition with contemporary flair.