La Cigale Hotel resembles an unadorned jewel-box: behind a sedate stone façade lies a treasure trove of design, color and textures, making an arrival here truly breathtaking. Interiors feature Murano chandeliers and furnishings courtesy of Edra, Philippe Starck and Carlos Cruz-Díez. The exquisite details continue in the suites, some of which are decorated with handcrafted leather furniture and pieces by Lalique and Baccarat. Views, particularly from the top floors of the nineteen-story building, sweep from the Corniche to the desert of this oil-rich city. The bar from which to take in the vistas is the Sky View. The convention building, which connects to the hotel, accommodates up to 1,000 people.