World Travel Awards ceremony was held in Doha this year at the Katara Cultural Village. The awards were decided on the basis of 213,000 votes cast by travel professionals around the world, from over 160 participating countries. Raffles Makkah Palace was crowned the World’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel. Mohammed Arkobi, vice president and managing director for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International – Makkah was at hand to receive the prestigious award. It was no doubt a proud moment for the management and staff of the hotel who have achieved a lot in their short existence.
Arkobi believes that it is their impeccable services that makes their hotel superior and set the standard for the hotels in the world to follow. Hotel Raffles Makkah Palace is located just steps away from Al Masjid Al Haraam. The elegantly designed hotel has a total of 214 suites that offer breathtaking views of the Holy mosque. The hotel has been very carefully built in an Islamic architectural style and boasts of exceptional amenities. This award is the second significant award the hotel has received in just eight months. It is a proof of their dedication and unsullied service.
The suites in the hotel are spacious and extravagantly decorated but in harmony with the ambiance of the Islamic holy land of Makkah. The attention to detail in the hotel is exceptional. Raffles Makkah Palace provides unique round-the-clock butler service for every suite. The hotel offers exciting dining experiences at its restaurant Al Quaser. The “Narjes” Tea Lounge presents its patrons with gourmet teas, coffees and freshly baked produce. Al Majlis offers Italian and Mediterranean specialties. The Creamery has become the favorite of the guests for its custom-made Teppanyaki Ice cream. The hotel also boasts of a fully equipped business center and a library containing more than 2000 Islamic books.