Business Traveller Middle East gives Aldert van Zyl, general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention and Exhibition Center, five minutes to pitch his property to prospective guests.

A place where ideas are born has arrived with the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention and Exhibition Center. The hotel brings the unconventional to Riyadh, with contemporary spaces that enable entrepreneurs and enterprises of all sizes to convene and create their next big idea.

With cafés and conference spaces designed to inspire concepts and conversations, daring architectural choices, and a prime location at the heart of a buzzing city, this hotel is set to be the place to convene and brew up the next cool start-up and unicorn company.
The Camel Step Café is the perfect example of how the hotel is set to become a magnet for entrepreneurs and freelancers, offering a touch of hygge to add a sense of comfort while at work. The café serves a variety of specialty coffees from local roastery, Camel Step, whose vision is to improve the coffee quality locally and regionally. Camel Step Café also offers daily rates for start-up founders and freelancers looking for a quiet place to work and network with like-minded entrepreneurs. The daily rates include unlimited coffee and snacks, business centre services, high-speed wifi, valet parking, complimentary printing and the use of the meeting room for one hour.

This Radisson Blu hotel is attached to the Riyadh Convention and Exhibition Center, a modern international exhibition complex consisting of four halls offering 20,000 sqm of indoor and outdoor space. The hotel also offers nine distinctive meetings and events spaces, including the 400 sqm Najd Event Hall, and an outdoor venue called The Garden which is perfect for social events and weddings. Each meeting room is equipped with technology to support video conferencing and other facilities to aid in conducting business. The hotel is also planning to create a podcast room which will be available to rent and will be fitted with state-of-the-art audio equipment.

The hotel has 223 luxurious guest rooms and suites designed to provide a haven of relaxation. From the sleek decor to the plush bedding and high-end amenities, every aspect of the rooms and suites is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

One of the hotel’s unique amenities is its comprehensive wellness facilities. Guests can take advantage of the fully-equipped fitness centre, sauna, and steam rooms. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and a sun deck, perfect for taking a break from either business meetings or time spent exploring the city.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Convention and Exhibition Center welcomes everyone to this exciting new venture. With true Arabian hospitality, the entire team is excited and proud to not only welcome our guests, but also support entrepreneurs, creatives, and enterprises in growing their businesses and passion projects. The aim is to build genuine relationships with guests and create memorable moments in a place that can be called their ‘home away from home’. With the aim of providing unconventional services and experiences to its guests, this hotel is the perfect venue for both leisure and business travellers.