It is great to take a look at the most luxurious hotel in a city that will be always mysterious and fascinating for must of us, travel and adventure lovers who never even will be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia, at least not for now.
Mecca is one of the most visited cities in the world. Every year millions of pilgrims arrive here to fulfill their religious duties during highlighted dates that are considered more special. People come to Mecca from many corners around the world, all of them are Muslims since non Muslims are not allowed to enter the Holy city. Many keep coming during the whole year. Recently several luxurious properties have opened their doors in Mecca. Probably the best hotel in the city is the Raffles Makkah Palace, a fantastic property catering to pilgrims and business travelers alike. It enjoys first class service and a breathtaking location.
Travelers and reviewers who have been guests at The Raffles only have words of praise for this hotel, not only for its beauty, striking location but because of the friendliness and professionalism of the personnel even in the very busy seasons. The hotel defines itself as a place of contemplation which strives to uplift the soul. It is close to the most holy sites in the city, rooms enjoy fantastic views, facing directly the Grand Mosque and the Iconic Kaaba.
This is an all suite hotel, the design and decoration have drawn inspiration of the heritage and art on this unparalleled location in the Middle East. Each one of the 214 suites have separate bedrooms, living and dining spaces. One of the highlights of their amenities is the attentive butler service, someone who is always ready to please the needs of visitors striving to make already a unique visit a lifetime memory. There are 51 presidential suites and 4 royal suites together with 5 luxurious villas. Each one has been beautifully appointed and every detail has been taken care of to bring an incomparable experience.
There are several outstanding dining venues, Al Majlis presents the best of mediterranean cuisine and Al Qasr features international cuisine highlighting Arabic delicacies in a beautiful setting with some of the best views from the hotel. There is as well a tea lounge that serves light snacks and variety of teas and coffees. The hotel offers first class fitness facilities, with state of the art equipment, in separate floors for women and men. There is as well an acclaimed Raffles spa in the 11th floor for men and in the 12th floor for women. All the treatments are focused on restoring internal and external wellbeing and balance.
The hotel is part of the luxurious Abraj Al Bait complex that features four floors of premium shopping, other five star properties, a museum and conference and meeting facilities. This is an outstanding property catering in a unique destination. Most people arrive to Mecca looking for spiritual meaning in their life, it does not take away the possibility of enjoying in luxury this heavenly retreat.