Saudi Arabia commandeered the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh to use as a prison as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved against powerful senior princes and government leaders over the weekend.
Here's the 'prison' where the Saudi royals et al are being held in MBS' 'corruption crackdown'. The Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. pic.twitter.com/1WnsXbXe7O
— Rori Donaghy (@roridonaghy) November 5, 2017
All guests on property were unilaterally kicked out, reservations dishonored.
إخلاء فندق الريتز كارلتون بالرياض بالكامل واخراج كافةالنزلاء
لايقاف المطلوبين فيه واقامتهم اقامه جبريه لحين الانتهاء من قضيتهم pic.twitter.com/y8GML1Vplf
— خبر عاجل (@AJel_NEWS_24) November 4, 2017
Now here are photos from inside the Ritz-Carlton prison. (HT: @FakeMickHubert)
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) November 6, 2017
After this all began over the weekend the hotel was showing check-ins permitted December 1. At this point they have pushed that back to December 16.
I will continue monitoring the Ritz-Carlton website as a primary source for developing news about the Saudi regime as this story continues.