Makkah Clock Royal Tower claims top prize at World Travel Awards

Makkah Clock Royal Tower claims top prize at World Travel Awards

Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, has been recognised as the World’s Leading Landmark Hotel by the prestigious World Travel Awards.

Representatives from the world-class property were in attendance at a ceremony held at Katara Cultural Village, Doha.

More than 213,000 travel professionals, including travel agencies, tour and tourism organisations from 160 countries, voted during the annual search for the best in the industry.

Commenting on this distinctive win Mohammed Arkobi, vice president and managing director of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International – Makkah – said: “With humbleness and pride we dedicate this outstanding win to our beloved Kingdom and to the entire Islamic World; and we are also conceited of creating a new trend in the world of hospitality industry on both local and global levels from the very heart of Islam’s Holy Capital.

“We truly feel honored to receive this Award yet again from the World’s Travel Awards. Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel within a span of eight months has won an Award for the second time in a row, which indeed is a brilliant achievement.

“The recognition belongs to our team at Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel.”


Mohammed Arkobi, vice president and managing director of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, centre in blue, collects the award in Doha

In the center of Makkah amid the divine tranquility standing stately only a few steps away from the Masjid Al Haraam and the Holy Ka’aba, is Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, a beacon for pilgrims in the Holy city.

This Fairmont Hotel with its prime location offers guests magnificent views of the Holy Kabaa from the comfort of their room with the finest hospitality where guests experience an oasis of serenity.

Distinguished as one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, this 76-story hotel is the focal point of the Abraj Al Bait Complex.

One of its incredible features is a 40-meter (130-foot) Royal Clock, visible from 17 kilometers (ten miles) away, which announces daily prayers to the Muslim world.

The Hotel appeals to visitors with 858 rooms and suites are thoughtfully and elegantly appointed, with five- star amenities and services on 29 floors.

To relish dining experience, ten internationally inspired cuisine indulgences are present that will suit every palate where guests can enjoy ten exceptional selections of worldwide gastronomy, and even experience local flavor at Al-Dira restaurant, which introduces diners to oriental Saudi cuisine.

Makkah Clock Royal Tower - A Fairmont Hotel draws attention of pilgrims and business visitors alike with large prayer facilities for both males and females.

Along with its exceptional facilities, Makkah Clock Royal Tower is an ideal venue for any event with its more than 3,200 square meters (34,000 square feet) of ornate function space - replete with a full-service business center and professional staff - comprise exceptional banquet rooms, the biggest ballroom in Makkah Al Jewar with a VIP seating section, and eight state-of-the-art meeting rooms, along with pre-function areas.

World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry and is regarded as the highest achievement a travel product could ever hope to receive.

It has been described by Wall Street Journal as the “Oscars” of the travel and tourism industry.