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Discussion in 'Luxury Hotels' started by uggboy, Sep 6, 2015.
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Saudi King books entire Four Seasons hotel
A wonderful life, I guess.
I fail to see the problem btw the hotel has an art collection or did owned by
Julia Louis-Dreyfus's dad
There's actually no problem that the King of Saudi Arabia booked out the Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC, it's only fascinating that "one man" even when he's the "king" feels the need to do so, security or not. Plus, they catered wonderfully to the King and his Royal family.
I see no issue with it. It is a business transaction. Plus I was not staying there at the time
He's the king of his castle.
Well said. He is the King and uses resources accordingly, of course he can afford to pay for his use too. Oil makes it possible.
I wonder how long ahead this was actually planned or had "other guests" at the time simply to cancel and move to other hotels? How was this handled?
Some interesting questions remain unanswered, IMHO.
ha have you stayed there
No it was fully booked at the time
Capella where is that when you need it
most likely poorly
Why do you say that? Any intel to share?
it was just me being funny
Capella is a relatively small hotel and it's unlikely that they could have served all guests of the FS, especially when it was full, but the King wanted the hotel for himself and his extended Royal entourage / family.
Would be indeed interesting to know, I hope some insights can / could be shared here. Cheers.
thats why I need it
...because it's a small hotel, but it's in the same neighborhood of the FS.
These full-hotel bookings do come about from time to time. In a situation like this, it was nearly surely on shorter notice, too, so other bookings would need to be displaced.
In a situation like this, the FS would re accommodate guests at other nearby luxury hotels and often offer some sort of incentive to return to the FS in the future (lest the guests fall in love with a competing property). The cost of doing this is of course absorbed by His Highness.
I was displaced on my honeymoon at the RC Singapore on my Honeymoon. We had a top floor club suite and on short notice, a prince from the gulf decided to come and take the top three floors. We were moved to a different room at the property mid-way through our stay. They also made an impromptu Club room out of a larger suite on a lower floor.
Frankly, the mid-stay move wasn't our favorite and the replacement Club was no where near as nice as the original. The hotel didn't offer any compensation or consideration...and we didn't ask. In hindsight, it would have been reasonable for them to have sent a bottle of champagne or something.
I would say the Capella is at least fit for a prince...
...but is it fit for a King? [In our case mentioned above he took over the FS, but he might have a "huge" entourage...]
Thanks for your insights, that's interesting to hear/read about such experiences, actually I'm not a fan when someone be at prince, king or else takes over a hotel and all of a sudden the guests who're staying already in the hotel "must" move from their confirmed/occupied rooms, it's a hassle and shouldn't happen IMHO.
There's a price for anything at most hotels...royalty or otherwise. I was at a Wells Fargo event at a resort where it was booked on less notice than usual. They did a full buyout. There was some chatter about displaced guests.
It's good to be the king!
Well, the poor guy (and his associates) have to stay somewhere, "even Foes have dens and birds have nests"