Votes were cast online by over 213,000 travel professionals around the world, from over 160 participating countries.
“It is an outstanding achievement for our hotel Raffles Makkah Palace to be named the World’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel,” said Mohammed Arkobi (pictured), vice president and managing director for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International – Makkah.
“We are very keen to be the standard-bearer for hotels in the World, and this well-deserved award symbolizes the superiority we provide through our impeccable services,” Arkobi added.
Raffles Makkah Palace, magnificently crafted just steps away from Al Masjid Al Haraam is a restful and private sanctuary, elegantly designed generating a world-class renowned name in Elite Hospitality with 214 suites that offer breathtaking views of the Holy mosque, and are carefully planned in an Islamic architectural style with exceptional amenities.
Arkobi added: “The win is momentous as this is the second award for Raffles Makkah Palace within a span of eight months; bagging two prestigious awards reflects its dedication to unsullied service.
“Travel industry professionals around the world have voted, carrying global recognition of our well-deserved reputation as the top generosity all suite property in the world.”
The premium services at Raffles Makkah Palace are tailored to make the stay for guests in the Islamic holy land of Makkah a divine harmony.
The attention to detail in the extravagantly, well-appointed Spacious suites, in this exceptional hotel is a feature for those who demand excellence.
Marching the taste of elegance and culinary sensations, Raffles Makkah Palace provides unique round-the-clock butler service for every suite where personal butlers exemplify “heartfelt” service.
For business needs, a fully equipped business center features a gracious reception hall and a library containing more than 2000 Islamic books, in addition to five private meeting rooms and secretarial services.
The hotel is vigilantly embellished with gilded facilities, offering a residential feel amid enchanting private spaces.
Residents of Palace will be tempted to enjoy the exciting dining experiences offered, “Al Qaser” for Eastern, western and international favorites.
The “Narjes” Tea Lounge presents its patrons with gourmet teas, coffees and freshly baked produce while Al “Majlis” takes its guests on a culinary tour of Italian and Mediterranean specialties. For lovers of sweets, The Creamery is a must with its custom-made Teppanyaki Ice cream served indoors or outside on the Terrace, overlooking the Grand Mosque.
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.