Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, created quite a buzz by renting out one of the nation’s most upscale hotels for his stay to meet some of the biggest names in business and entertainment – while swinging through the Southern Cali leg of his three-week-long U.S. visit earlier this week.
The 32 year old Saudi ruler reportedly kicked his West Coast festivities off by enjoying dinner at right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Bel Air estate. He is reported to have followed the intimate engagement up by booking all 285 rooms at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Included on the five-star hotel property is up to 100 luxurious suites to meet up to par with expectations held for the kingdom’s royal family.
Disney CEO Bob Iger, Universal film chairman Jeff Shell, filmmakers James Cameron and Ridley Scott, and actors Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were among the figures present to greet bin Salman in what experts are calling an effort by the Prince to talk potential investment opportunities and to further cement political and business ties in the U.S.
Following his tour of the rest of Los Angeles, then San Francisco, and Seattle, the prince is scheduled to stop in Houston before hitting up the East Coast for stays in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) April 3, 2018