Revealed: Saudi King booked out entire Four Seasons hotel for US visit

Guests who had booked to stay during the royal visit were moved to other luxury hotels
Revealed: Saudi King booked out entire Four Seasons hotel for US visit
Four Seasons Georgetown
By Sarah Williams
Sun 06 Sep 2015 12:51 PM

On his recent trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, the new Saudi Arabian ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, booked the entirety of the Four Seasons in Georgetown.

A source at Politico reported that the hotel has even gone so far as to redecorate for the king’s arrival, rolling out red carpets and bringing in burnished furnishings.

Politico reports that a Four Seasons guest said: “Everything is gold. Gold mirrors, gold end tables, gold lamps – even gold hat racks.”

And it seems the whole 222-room hotel was cleared out to make way for the Arab guests. Politico reports that the entire property was reserved for the monarch's visit and that guests who had booked to stay at the Four Seasons during the royal visit have apparently been moved to other luxury hotels in town.

While it is unclear whether it was linked to the royal visit, the hotel recently underwent a $13 million renovation.

Politico reports that a representative for the Four Seasons declined to comment for this story.

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