There has just been a massive purge in Saudi Arabian politics.
Business Insider’s Peter Jacobs reported Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman consolidated power by having 11 princes and numerous government ministers seized Saturday.
We know it all sounds like a Game of Thrones storyline.
But whats even more unbelievable is the accommodation the captives are being held in.
The royal and non-royal prisoners are reportedly confined to the five-star Ritz-Carlton Riyadh in the nation’s capital.
Here’s a look at the luxury hotel before it was converted into a makeshift prison:
The hotel first opened in 2011 and was the first Ritz-Carlton in Saudi Arabia.
The hotel boasts a massive 493 guest rooms, 49 two bedroom royal suites and 50-one bedroom executive suites.
Amenities include a male-only spa, 62,000 sqf of event space and a bowling alley.
The prisoners will not be pressed for food option, the hotel has an Italian restaurant, Chinese restaurant and there is the option for a buffet.
The Guardian reported the hotel is being used to house the high-profile prisoners, because it would be considered too “demeaning” to send them to prison.
The Crown Prince’s targets in this recent roundup included several prominent individuals, including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal — the richest man in the Middle East. Forbes reported he owns 95% of Kingdom Holding, which owns stakes in companies like Twitter and Citigroup.