A fleet of luxury cars, a hotel covered in gold, and even red carpets laid down in the parking lot.
So was the scene in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. this week upon the arrival of the King of Saudi Arabia, who met with President Obama at the White House on Friday.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz booked the entire Four Seasons for his three-night stay, forcing guests who had booked to stay in the 222-room hotel during his visit to be moved to nearby luxury hotels.
And the hotel, where suites run for more than $2,000 a night, has added some new touches to suit the 79-year-old king’s tastes.
Eyewitnesses told Politico they’ve seen gilded furniture wheeled into the hotel this week, with red carpets being laid down in the hallway and even on the asphalt of the hotel’s parking garage.
‘Everything is gold,’ one regular told the website. ‘Gold mirrors, gold end tables, gold lamps, even gold hat racks.’
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King of Saudi Arabia makes grandest of entrances in DC, booking every room in the luxurious Four Seasons hotel for meeting with Obama. Retrieved from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3223163/King-Saudi-Arabia-books-room-Four-Seasons-hotel-Washington-D-C-trip.html
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