Jeddah's Palace of the Orient, Qasr al Sharq, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, is a place of astonishing luxury and opulence, where crystal and gold chandeliers, intricate mosaics and cultured marble, and fine art mingle to create an atmosphere of pure indulgence. Originally built for the Saudi royal family, you'll feel like royalty yourself in the elegant surroundings of your suite, one of only 46 in the hotel, designed to evoke images of Arabia's romantic past.
Relax in the traditional hammam or go for a swim beneath the pool's retractable glass roof. Dine in one of the hotel's restaurants while drinking in the magnificent views of the Red Sea: you'll love the robust, modern Italian flavors offered at Bice, and the complex Middle Eastern cuisine of Mataam al Sharq, where the chef's creations pay homage to tastes and smells that have distinguished the region for centuries. If you need anything else to make your stay at Qasr al Sharq, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel extraordinary, just ask your butler, there to cater to your every whim.