Theodore's World: Saudi King Buys Out Entire Four Seasons for DC Visit

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September 05, 2015

Saudi King Buys Out Entire Four Seasons for DC Visit

Saudi King Buys Out Entire Four Seasons for DC Visit

NY Post

Sure, Donald Trump’s “really rich.” But the Saudi royal family is really, really, really rich. Just look at their accommodations for Saudi King Salman’s visit to Washington. According to Politico, the king’s entourage bought out the entire Four Seasons in Georgetown, one of the capital’s ritziest and costliest hotels. And they’ve done some redecorating to the hotel’s sleek and modern design. Eyewitnesses told Politico that red carpets were laid down in the hallways and gilded furniture — “gold mirrors, gold end tables, gold lamps” — was delivered in advance of the Saudi monarch’s visit.

Robin Leach would be proud.

The king is in Washington for his first White House visit since taking the throne in January. He met with President Obama and other top administration officials Friday, a sit-down that was to focus heavily on the Iran nuclear deal.

That’s business.

On the side, the king, his family members and his diplomatic/staff contingent apparently have the jewel of Georgetown to themselves.

Politico reports that other guests who had booked during the visit were moved to other hotels, so the delegation could have the 222-room site to themselves.

While unclear where the king himself is staying, the Four Seasons does boast a “Royal Suite,” a 4,000-square-foot pad with a marble bathroom, a furnished terrace, a media room, and his-and-her walk-in closets.
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King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets with President Obama in the Oval Office on Sept. 4.Photo: Getty Images

Basic rooms at the Georgetown Four Seasons run well over $500-a-night on a weekend. The starter suites run at about $1,000-a-night and up. The price of the Royal Suite is not listed.

Neither, of course, is the price of “all of the above.”

Politico reported the delegation bought out the property for the duration of the visit. Asked about the report, a hotel rep told “I can’t confirm or deny that any information is correct or not.”

The hotel’s website shows no rooms are available until Sunday.

Wild Thing's comment...............

Obama can head right over their to bow to them asap.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 5, 2015 12:50 AM


Europe's gas money at work.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at September 5, 2015 01:26 PM