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Ritz-Carlton Riyadh to reopen on February 11th

Saudi Arabia - February 7, 2018
Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, which has been operating as a luxury prison since November 4th, is set to reopen on February 11th.

The hotel affirmed Sunday that room booking will be available from noon on February 11th, more than three months after it became a luxurious holding place for princes and ministers detained in an anti-corruption purge.

The Ritz-Carlton’s website had last month listed rooms as available from February 14th for online booking. Last Sunday the website showed availability from February 11th, which the hotel has confirmed.

The luxury hotel was closed for business since the investigation of possible corruption was launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Several of the prestigious people who were detained, including billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, have been released recently in exchange for financial settlements with the government.

Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb has stated that around 107 billion dollars have been recuperated so far, in various forms of assets handed over to the government including property, securities and cash.

Prince Mohammed’s campaign has targeted widespread corruption as part of the country’s preparation for a post-oil era.

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