Mecca Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, has been recognised as the World's Leading Landmark Hotel by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
This honor was conferred only a few months after the hotel was named as the best in the Middle East region
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.
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 - Mecca - said: "With humbleness and pride we dedicate this outstanding win to our beloved Kingdom and to the entire Islamic World; and we are also proud 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. Mecca 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 Mecca Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel."
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"Makkah Clock Fairmont Hotel wins best 2011 landmark title" Saudi Gazette January 16, 2011
Reproduced with permission from Islam Today