Ritz-Carlton reopens after 3-month Saudi purge, arrests
Ritz-Carlton reopens after 3-month Saudi purge, arrests
12 February, 2018, 06:28
A source inside the hotel, which hosted US President Donald Trump during a visit previous year, earlier told AFP that all detainees had been removed from the property.
As service resumed at the hotel Sunday staff appeared to have been instructed not to talk to journalists about the purge. "It´s an honour (to be back)", said one foreign consultant as he waited for a luxury vehicle to take him to work.
The attorney general said most of the detainees had agreed to a settlement and were let go. that the value of those settlements had surpassed $100 billion "including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets". "You forget about it as soon as you´re in your room and you get lost in your own bubble".
Some Western media outlets had reported that the hotel would resume normal operations on February 14, while others had accurately what the hotel now officially confirmed that the date will be tomorrow.
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A Ritz-Carlton hotel that was used to hold more than 200 princes and businessmen as part of Saudi Arabia's corruption purge re-opened to the public Sunday. Some of those who attended ended up as detainees.
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