He put his suitcases in the emblematic skyscraper of Ryad, the pierced tower of the Kingdom Center.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese football star, has settled into the royal suite of the Four Seasons Riyadh hotel.
visited this 365 m² duplex located on the 52nd floor, 290 meters above the ground.
Is just a little lower than the top of the building, the second highest in the country, culminating at 302 meters and a "sky bridge", accessible by the shopping center on which the hotel opens, allows you to cross dizzily .
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Through the 6 meter high ceiling window in the living room, nothing catches the eye.
The tower planted in the business center of the capital, dominates the island of skyscrapers, above King Fahd Road, the central artery of the ambitious megalopolis with the 20 million inhabitants expected by 2030, against 8 million souls today.
Through the bay window, the view embraces the Al Faisaliah Center, also an iconic tower with its sphere at the top housing a panoramic restaurant, and the Hyatt Regency, another luxurious address on Regency Street.
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Light and light colors
Through the bay window, the view embraces the Al Faisaliah Center, an iconic tower with its sphere at the top, and the Hyatt Regency, another luxurious address on Regency Street.
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Light bathes the duplex of the fivefold Ballon d'Or which evolves in a space with light colors, pearl gray and sand, rather sober and contemporary, punctuated with Saudi works of art.
He can make his cinema in the living room equipped with a giant screen, right next to a small music room with record player and vinyls and a meeting room where the light of day enters.
A private elevator serves the single double bedroom.
Will the international take advantage of the advice of the concierges with the golden keys, to visit the old district with its traditional architecture of Dariya in full renaissance, or to explore the good restaurants of the city which wants to compete with Dubai, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates?
But it's football time.
A Saudi real estate tycoon has paid $2.6 million to auction off a ticket for the friendly match between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo this Thursday, January 19 in Riyadh.
The meeting will oppose the Paris SG of the Argentinian world champion to a selection made up of the best players from the Saudi formations of Al-Nassr, new club of the Portuguese star, and Al-Hilal.
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Marble bathtub overlooking the city
Tourism is no stranger to the footballer who has developed his own hotels around the world under his CR7 brand.
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On the eve of his first game in the Saudi kingdom since signing Al-Nassr at the end of December, which will precede his league debut, scheduled for Sunday, Ronaldo can in any case savor the ultimate luxury of his suite: taking a bath with skincare products by French designer Frédéric Malle, in the gray marble bathtub that overlooks the city.
In a few weeks, in March, the Four Seasons Riyadh must begin renovation work in its aging lobby, which is lit up by huge wreaths of cut flowers in monumental vases.
Lighter materials will set the scene, more in tune with the colors of the 260 rooms of this five-star hotel, accessible from 350 euros per night.