Al Faisaliah hall hosts awards event
Riyadh, April 2, 2009
Al Faisaliah Hotel, a leading special events hotel, recently hosted the 31st King Faisal International prize awards ceremony.
The event was staged at the hotel’s Prince Sultan Grand Hall, where more than 1,000 guests, including a large number of royal princes, VIPs, dignitaries and scholars.
“It is a tremendous honour to have the 31st King Faisal International Prize awards presented here,” said Wolfgang Pachler, managing director for Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood hotel.
“We are pleased and proud to host one of the most important awards in the world, which recognises exceptional individuals and groups serving Islam and humanity in truly remarkable ways.”
The Prince Sultan Grand Hall, the largest column free banquet space in the Kingdom, was a fitting venue for the presentation of King Faisal International Prize.
The hotel’s grand hall is Saudi Arabia’s largest column-free public space, with a capacity for 4,000 delegates in conference style seating and banquets for 2,800 diners.
The adjacent Al Omsiat ballroom, with its marble finishes, custom-woven carpets and spectacular chandeliers, is the grandest in Saudi Arabia, a statement said.
The awards are hosted by the King Faisal Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the world, established in 1976 by the sons of the late King Faisal Ibn Abdul Aziz.
Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz attended the ceremony and personally presented the prizes.
The King Faisal International Prizes were given in the areas of service to Islam, Arabic language and literature, Islamic studies, medicine (molecular targeted therapy) and science (physics). – TradeArabia News Service