Sauda Arabia Opens First Women-Only Hotel

20th March 2008 (Last Updated March 20th, 2008 10:00)

Saudi Arabia has opened its first women-only hotel. The Luthan Hotel & Spa, owned by a group of Saudi princesses and businesswomen, is operated exclusively by women from the IT engineer to managers and bellhops. In Saudi Arabia, women are prevented from driving, holding pa

Saudi Arabia has opened its first women-only hotel.

The Luthan Hotel & Spa, owned by a group of Saudi princesses and businesswomen, is operated exclusively by women from the IT engineer to managers and bellhops.

In Saudi Arabia, women are prevented from driving, holding particular jobs and meeting male friends in public.

In January the country announced new rules allowing women to stay in mixed-sex hotels unaccompanied by a male relative, but few exercise this right

By staff writer