Marriott International has been awarded a long-term management contract to operate Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino. This is the third renewal of the contract since the hotel opened in 1982.
“For nearly three decades, the Cairo Marriott has become recognized as an iconic beacon for travelers who are drawn to Egypt for many reasons, including commerce, its antiquities, hospitality, culture and natural beauty,” said J.W. Marriott Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Marriott International. “Over the years, the hotel has become the cornerstone of our presence in Egypt and the Middle East and one of our most successful properties globally. Today, as Egypt charts a new course, we are confident that its future will continue to be shaped by its welcoming culture and rich history. From the very beginning, Marriott has had a productive relationship with EGOTH and HOTAC, and we look forward to serving guests at the Cairo Marriott for years to come.”
“Marriott International has always been a good, valued and respected partner and today we are renewing our relationship with them for another contractual period,” said Aly Abdel Aziz. “We have very promising plans for the Cairo Marriott Hotel that will further upgrade its facilities and enhance its attributes. We are determined to carry out all these projects in the coming period to ensure that this palatial property will remain the landmark in the heart of Cairo.”
Located in the premier Zamalek area of the city on six acres of palace gardens, the Cairo Marriott provides magnificent views of the Nile River. Its twin towers surround the resplendent Gezira Palace which was built to accommodate royal guests during the 1869 inauguration of the Suez Canal. In addition to its recently refurbished accommodations and lush gardens, the hotel offers 15 restaurants and 35,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space.