Saudi Arabian government leaders relish the cool ocean breezes of Taif, a city nestled upon the Al-Sarawat Mountains, as the government moves here every year to escape the scorching heat of the country’s capital. Renowned for sweet honey and grapes, Taif boasts peaceful rose gardens and a welcome respite from blazing desert summers. Le Méridien Al Hada is perched on the highest peak of the mountain range, 2,500 meters above sea level. A steep and rocky green slope leads to the 111-room mountain resort. The splendid gilt and marble lobby arches several stories high, crowned by an immense drop chandelier. Spacious, elegantly appointed guest rooms offer traditional Arab decorations and stunning views of the dramatic landscape. Le Méridien Al Hada offers a multitude of dining options. Fine or casual dining, delectable buffets, or tasty snacks are available in the hotel’s five restaurants and cafés.