Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent
The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties.
Updated 26 May 2019

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is inviting guests to its lamp-inspired Ramadan tent for an opulent gastronomic experience and authentic spiritual ambience.
This year’s Ramadan tent theme “Siraj,” a literal interpretation of “lantern,” transforms one of the hotel’s ballrooms into an exquisitely decorated dining area featuring a lavish iftar buffet.
The classic decor reminisces the role of traditional lamps, which were used in the past for lighting family gatherings and its flame was considered the means to keep those gatherings alive even after dark. Since then, lanterns have been used to decorate houses, shops and streets in the holy month.
Mohammed Marghalani, manager at Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, said: “The project is the result of the cooperation of various employees in the hotel — starting from the tent’s name through to the variety and quality of dishes and the reception and care of the valued ladies and gentlemen visiting us.”
“Ramadan preparations are deeply rooted in our traditions as they emphasize the uniqueness of this special month. The real essence of Arabian hospitality focuses on making visitors and guests feel appreciated and comfortable,” he added.
Ramadan tents in hotels offering iftar and suhoor delicacies have become a tradition in the Kingdom during the fasting month.

HIGhLIGHT

The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.

Hundreds of people turn up daily for the lavish meals with family and friends, amid sophisticated decor and five-star service.
On entering the palace-like venue, guests are greeted with the warm and smoky scent of oud at the reception.
The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties. Each table is elegantly laid out with dates, Arabic coffee and appetizers.
The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.
The star of the buffet is the dessert selection comprising both Middle Eastern and international favorites guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Prices range from SR325 ($86) per adult to SR160 for children. Kids under the age of six dine for free. The tent is open from sunset until 9:00 p.m.
The 492-room Ritz-Carlton has 52 acres of landscaped gardens and is one of the most luxurious five-star properties in the capital.


Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah

Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah
Updated 17 January 2021

Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah

Breakfast with a view at Rosewood Jeddah

Rosewood Jeddah’s casual rooftop venue, the Sky Lounge, already a hit with the evening crowd, is now serving diners on weekends with a special “Sunrise Breakfast.”

Following the successful relaunch of Sky Lounge in November last year, and in response to requests from guests, from Jan. 14 the spectacular rooftop venue is offering breakfast featuring an array of international and Saudi treats, with views of the sunrise and the Red Sea.

The “Sunrise Breakfast” begins with freshly squeezed juices and a choice of cereals. Farm-fresh eggs served as you like follow, alongside a bakery basket of croissants, Danish pastries, muffins, artisanal breads and preserves, fresh seasonal lamb liver (kebda), an oriental salad, cheese platter, cold cuts, ful medames and warm Arabic bread, as well as fluffy pancakes served with maple syrup and fresh strawberries, and tea or coffee.

The “Sunrise Breakfast” is available for both in-house and walk-in guests on weekends (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., making it an excellent choice for anyone craving an early start, or those up through the night who are in need of a kickstart to the new morning.

Nestled on Rosewood Jeddah’s 17th floor and set around a circular swimming pool illuminated by soft lighting, Sky Lounge is a place to see and be seen. With panoramic views taking in the Jeddah Corniche, the city and the Red Sea, the casual venue is open to the sky that burns vivid orange with every dusk and dawn, while cool breezes shuffle the clouds like a deck of cards. 

On balmy evenings, Sky Lounge offers a set menu for a minimum charge per person with light and delightful, freshly cooked gourmet dishes that complement the relaxing ambience. Evening operating hours are 5.30 p.m. to 2 a.m., making Sky Lounge a favored venue for after-work cocktails and dinner for both in-house and walk-in guests. 

Sky Lounge is also a popular choice for birthday parties, private gala gatherings, romantic dinners à deux and any special occasion to remember. 

The award-winning Rosewood Jeddah features individually designed and handcrafted rooms. The 101 guest rooms and 26 suites are elegantly furnished and reflect a contemporary aesthetic. Many offer views of the Red Sea and all enjoy 24-hour butler service and state-of-the-art entertainment and business solutions. The Health and Fitness Center is located on the 17th floor and there is also an outdoor rooftop swimming pool.