Our upcoming 5 stars Radison Blu Hotel – in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh – will be decorated with the works of Saudi artisans, as part of a local community development initiative.
Turquoise Mountain was commissioned – by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and King Salman Center for Disability Research (Hotel owner) – to produce a local handcrafts artwork package for the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
This initiative – a joint collaboration between Turquoise Mountain and “Baree”; the National Program for Craftsmen and Handicrafts in Saudi Arabia – aims at supporting micro economic development for local communities. Tens of ladies and traditional artists from various regional areas in Saudi Arabia will participate to produce pieces of furniture, décor, and paintings for the commission. Art themes will be inspired from indigenous culture, animals, and natural landscapes. Omrania and Turquoise Mountain are working in close coordination to set the themes and select the artwork.
Turquoise Mountain was founded in 2006 by HRH The Prince of Wales in partnership with former President of Afghanistan HE Hamid Karzai. It is a non-profit, non- governmental organization regenerating the old city of Kabul, and spurring the sustainable development of the Afghan crafts industry.
“Baree” is the National Program for Craftsmen and Handicrafts in Saudi Arabia, run by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). The program aims to develop the country’s handicraft sector, celebrate the diversity of its hand made products, and provide employment opportunities for all segments of that sector.