Rosewood Corniche raises the bar for luxury

A room view of the newly opened Rosewood Corniche Hotel

Business and leisure travellers to Saudi Arabia have been presented with a stunning new luxury hotel choice with the opening of the Rosewood Corniche.

The latest property in the international Rosewood Hotels and Resorts collection, and the third in the Kingdom, overlooks the Red Sea from its location on the Jeddah Corniche. It is at the heart of the city’s fashionable northern corner, and just minutes away from the key business, diplomatic and designer shopping districts.
Rosewood Corniche, an elegant and luxuriously designed hotel, offers guests new levels of personalized service and features Saudi Arabia’s first dedicated Ladies’ Floor, reserved exclusively for female travellers.
“As Rosewood continues to grow the brand internationally, we are pleased to include Jeddah among the many locations that reveal the individuality of our diverse properties,” said John M. Scott III, president and CEO of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
“Rosewood Corniche offers the company an incredible opportunity to expand our brand in the Kingdom and advance our reputation as the premier provider of impeccable service and a luxury product,” he said.
The new hotel reinforces the presence of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East. Riyadh’s award-winning properties, Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel, and Hotel Al Khozama, A Rosewood Hotel, are already well established with business and leisure travellers, while Rosewood Dubai, the brand’s first property in the UAE, is expected to open in the second half of 2009.
“We are all excited to be presenting this wonderful new hotel property,” said Hans-Peter Leitzke, managing director of the Rosewood Corniche.
“It offers a combination of the latest technology, spectacular design and unprecedented sophistication, as well as some unique and innovative guest amenities,” he said.
Each of the 127 luxurious guest rooms and suites offer majestic views of the Red Sea and often incredible sunsets, and guests can take advantage of Rosewood’s unrivalled 24-hour butler service and the latest entertainment and business solutions.
Other in-room features include touch-screen controls for lighting, curtains, and temperature, as well as LCD TVs in all rooms and bathrooms and personalized business cards and stationery upon arrival.
On the hotel’s exclusive Ladies’ Floor, female butlers pack and unpack ladies’ luggage, provide information about the city’s facilities for women and assist in all other needs to ensure the complete comfort of female visitors. In another hotel ‘first’, staff wear uniforms designed by international fashion icon, Yehya Al Bishri, whose couture collection has been worn by Saudi Royals and HRH the Prince of Wales.
Occupying the hotel’s top two floors, and offering its own private entrance and lavish interiors, the Royal Suite includes a private cinema, an opulent master bedroom with private walk-in dressing area and a second bedroom with twin beds.
The suite also provides two personal butlers, relaxation lounges on both floors, a private dining room ideal for hosting events for up to 20 guests and magnificent bathrooms overlooking the sea.
Rosewood Corniche is destined to become one of Jeddah’s most popular venues for dining out. Culinary options include European fare at Habsburg, exquisite hand-made pastries at the Soliel Café, modern Japanese delicacies at Ginza i Chome, and watching Chinese dishes at Noodles freshly prepared in an open kitchen. Each of the hotel’s restaurants has a spectacular view of the Red Sea.