NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — 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 website Dayoutwiththekids.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."
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the "World’s Most Famous Building." With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2015, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 724,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
Katherine Davis, Edelman