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Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton now a '5-star prison'

Guests booted out as hotel believed to be housing arrested princes, ministers

Just weeks ago, the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton had hosted some of the world's top officials and businessmen for an investment conference dubbed "Davos in the desert".


THE gates are shut, the phone line is perpetually busy and you can't book a room until Feb 1.

The Riyadh Ritz-Carlton has suddenly become very exclusive - and by popular account, a luxury prison.

Earlier this week, just as Saudi Arabia declared an anti-corruption...

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