Jeddah - HIM2

Initially built as Jeddah's Inter-Continental hotel but then deemed inappropriate as it overlooked the king's Jeddah island residence about a kilometer away.

The government subsequently bought the building and turned it into the official Jeddah residence of foreign emissaries and dignitaries visiting Jeddah.

The building is a good example of contemporary architecture responding to indigenous requirements and aesthetics.

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