Riyadh Ritz-Carlton to reopen on February 11
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 5 February 2018 –
Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton will reopen on February 11, more than three months after it became a holding place of princes and ministers detained in an anti-corruption purge.
The luxury hotel was closed for business since the unprecedented probe was launched on November 4 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated his grip on power since his shock appointment as heir to the throne in June, Agence France-Presse reported.
A hotel receptionist reached by phone confirmed to AFP that room bookings were available from noon on February 11.
The Ritz-Carlton’s website had last month listed rooms as available from February 14. On Sunday it showed availability from February 11.
Many of the high-profile suspects, including billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, have been released in recent weeks in exchange for what officials have dubbed financial settlements.
Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb has said that US$107 billion has been recovered so far in the crackdown in various forms of assets handed over that included property, securities and cash.