Saudi Crown Prince books entire Four Seasons hotel for L.A. stay

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his entourage are taking over the entire hotel this week for their stay, which includes a dinner with Rupert Murdoch

Intellihub editor’s note: Could there have been a transfer of ownership of the Four Seasons from Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud after the Las Vegas massacre and the following Saudi purge?

Booking a hotel room at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on a weeknight is usually as easy as a couple of clicks of the mouse. Not this week.

The star Doheny Drive property — a home away from home for Hollywood insiders as the hotel plays host to dozens of film and TV junkets as well as major events such as the annual BAFTA Tea Party — is fully booked Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his entourage have reserved the entire hotel for their L.A. excursion, a visit that marks Salman’s first trip to the city.

But in an interesting twist, a source tells THR that the crown prince himself is not staying on property as he is nesting in a private residence so the rooms are reserved primarily for his entourage and other distinguished guests. The hotel is open for all other regular business during this time, including the marquee restaurant Culina, the lobby bar Windows Lounge and other spaces. (The hotel even hosted 700 covers for Easter Brunch last weekend, ahead of his visit.)

Via Hollywood Reporter


Featured Image: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter greets the Saudi Arabian Minister of Defense Mohammad bin Salman as they meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium to discuss matters of mutual importance Feb. 11, 2016. Secretary Carter is in Brussels to attend a NATO defense ministers meeting and to meet with defense ministers of countries that are major contributors to the coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)