This is the ritzy ‘jail’ where the arrested Saudi royals are being detained


Nearly 50 dignitaries and members of the royal family were arrested in a reform purge in Saudi Arabia over the weekend by Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman and sent to the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh — a five-star resort.

Hotel guests of the Ritz-Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, had their stays interrupted Saturday night when the staff asked them to gather in the lobby with their belongings. They were being transferred, they found out, to other area hotels so that the recently arrested Saudi royalty and elites could move in for their detainment, The Guardian Reported.

The 50-acre, 500-suite resort — now the world’s most lavish prison — is one of the country’s “most majestic five-star hotels,” its website says. And it’s easy to see why.

People pay anywhere from $311 to $1,039 a night to be guests at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton. Its room offerings include two-bedroom “royal suites” with king-sized beds and 42-inch TVs.

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