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Saudi Arabia’s Ritz-Carlton reopens after being used as detention center

Saudi authorities announced in January that they had released all remaining detainees from the Riyadh hotel. (Photo courtesy: Ritz-Carlton)

After months of being used as a detention center to house suspects in Saud Arabia’s anti-corruption campaign, the Ritz-Carton has now re-opened as a hotel.

Since November, the opulent accommodation became a high-profile interrogation center as part of a crackdown on corruption launched by Saudi authorities.

A Royal Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. (Ritz-Carlton)

The findings of the investigation can be read here.

Bookings for the five-star hotel were now available for 11 February onwards, and the cheapest room is believed to cost $649 per night.

Saudi authorities announced in January that they had released all remaining detainees from the Riyadh hotel.

The news signaled that the three-month-old probe, in which dozens of top officials and businessmen were detained by investigators who said they aimed to seize some $100 billion of illicit assets, was drawing to a close.

 

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Last Update: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 KSA 10:30 - GMT 07:30
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