Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that the Empire State Building (ESB) has won the “Best Observation Deck” category in the 2015 AttractionTix Worldwide Attraction Awards.
The Worldwide Attraction Awards are the only awards exclusively dedicated to recognizing excellence in the attractions industry. Over 13,500 votes were cast by the public to select finalists in 15 categories including “Best Attraction in the World,” “Most Romantic Attraction or Tour,” and “Teens’ Choice.” The final winners were determined by a combination of votes cast by the public and a panel of three judges.
The panel of judges included Simon Applebaum , Product and Marketing Director at AttractionTix.co.uk,Clint Johnston , founder of travel blog Triphackr.com, and Rob Templeman , founder of the UK websiteDayoutwiththekids.co.uk.
“The Empire State Building Observatory is a beloved icon of popular culture, and a must-see destination for travelers from all over the world,” said Anthony E. Malkin , Chairman and CEO, ESRT. “We are honored to receive such a distinction from the visitors and travel professionals who enjoy the one-of-a-kind 360-degree open-air views from the heart of New York City from our famed Observatory.”