War, riots, torture: The luxury hotels that shaped the Middle East

31 Dec

The management of Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton would probably like the hotel to be known for its “lavishly landscaped gardens, spacious and sumptuous accommodations, fine-dining restaurants,” and, of course, its gentlemen-only spa.

Yet today, and almost certainly for some time to come, these luxury trimmings are unlikely to be the first thing to come to mind for any passers-by on the Mecca Road near the establishment.

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Posted by on December 31, 2017 in Middle East



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