Park Hyatt Jeddah
Occupying its own small peninsula at the southern end of the Corniche, the Park Hyatt is something of its own small city. The secluded low-rise hotel fans out along the seaside and is sandwiched among well-kept gardens. The spacious 142 guest rooms were developed by French interior designer Gilles Quiffet and architect Patrice Hart, and include huge soaking tubs and Red Sea views. Bedrooms are inspired by European and Arab-Andalusian architecture and decor. A highlight is the hotel’s restaurant, The Lounge, which features outdoor seaside seats with a front-row view of the King Fahd Fountain, the tallest in the world. It’s particularly beautiful at dusk, when the lights are switched on. The staff here truly go above and beyond.