Location next to Al-Masjid Al-Haram; it’s the closest hotel to the Kaaba
Sleeping within the enormous clock tower building where 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide turn for daily prayers
Separate health clubs for men and women are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
What To Know
It’s a popular destination for umrah (major pilgrimage) or hajj (minor pilgrimage)
The hotel is business-friendly, with more than 34,000 square feet of meeting space
There are more than 1,500 rooms and nine restaurants provide plenty of dining options
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Sprawling hotel in the heart of Mecca, with 1,542 rooms, a shopping mall and nine restaurants
Overlooking the 7th-century Al-Masjid al-Haram in the heart of Mecca, the enormous Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, is perfectly located for Muslim travelers making the pilgrimage to the Holy City. In the iconic clock tower building guests have access to a sprawling shopping mall on the ground floor, two health clubs and nine restaurants, plus a choice of 1,542 guestrooms. All have an elegant look, with cream carpets, ornate rugs and dark wood furnishings, as well as modern comforts such as flat-screen TVs, WiFi and tea and coffee facilities. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the cityscape in Fairmont Rooms and of Al-Masjid al-Haram in Deluxe Rooms, while Signature Rooms look directly onto the mosque. The hotel restaurants are set up for large group meals or intimate dinners, with multiple cafés, a steakhouse, two buffet restaurants and the first five-star Saudi restaurant in the city, Al Dira. For relaxing downtime, there are separate health clubs for men and women, both with Jacuzzis, steamrooms and saunas, and gyms.
In the Area
Mecca is the holiest city in Islam, and more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world turn toward it five times a day to pray; they are also required to make a pilgrimage to the city at least once in their lives. Beyond Al-Masjid al-Haram, visitors make stops at such sacred sites as Jabal Al-Nour, Al-Jamarat and Jabal Thawr, admire the Islamic architecture of Qasr Al-Saqqaf in the Al-Maabda quarter, or visit the museum of archaeology and ethnology in the Qasr Khozam.