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Rafal Real Estate Development Company announced at a press conference at the Faisaliah Hotel yesterday, that the tallest  residential tower in the Kingdom, Burj Rafal, will open in June .

Standing 308m tall, it accommodates the lavish Burj Rafal Kempinski Hotel; with more than 351 luxury guest rooms and suites that  lie gracefully on 23 floors of the glorious Burj Rafal Community.

The Burj Rafal community is located at King Fahd Highway in Al-Sahafa district in the north of Riyadh.

The construction work, which started 18 months ago, is due to be completed in the next eight months, said the Arab News, citing Majed Al-Hogail, CEO of Rafal Real Estate Development Company.

He described the property as a unique landmark of 70 floors, with 440 residential apartments getting 360 degrees of natural light, constructed on an exclusive 20,000 sq m plot.

“It is situated in a very prominent and prestigious area in the capital, close to King Abdullah Financial City and is set to create a niche of its own world,” Al-Hogail said, adding that the apartments at Burj Rafal were now open for sale.

Ulrich Eckhardt, the president of Middle East Africa Kempinski Hotels, said this was the first property Kempinski was establishing in the Kingdom.

The hotel will feature 300 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, three cafes, conference facilities, a ballroom with a capacity for 2,000 guests, two spas and wellness centers for men and women as well as exclusive retail outlets.

He added that the hotel chain plans to supplement the Riyadh property with two more hotels, including one in Alkhobar by year end and another in Jeddah by 2015 .

Source: Arabnews