SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 13, 2012 12:36 ET

Cairo Hotel's Culinary Team Displays Perfection at ITB Berlin

Created Opening Gala Dinner for VIP Guests of Leading Travel Trade Show

CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - Meals in Egypt are often a community affair, and on March 6, 2012, the culinary team at the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, among safe hotels in Cairo, created an extravagant dinner for 5,000 attendees at ITB Berlin, "the world's leading travel trade show."

As the official partner country of ITB 2012, Egypt is once again making a name for itself in the world of tourist travel, and this Cairo hotel was proud to play a role. The Egyptian Tourist Authority handpicked the culinary team at the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino to prepare the opening gala dinner on March 6th.

The team of 10 chefs was selected from this hotel's restaurants in Cairo and included the hotel's culinary director, Chef Badawy Abdel Hamid. Team members worked for 4 consecutive days to prepare the magnificent spread, which included 13 buffets of appetizers, desserts, cold and hot dishes and much more, enough to feed the 5,000 attendees of the event. If success is measured by empty plates, the dinner was a hit, as not a single item of food remained, and the event received only positive comments at the end of the evening.

If you didn't attend the ITB Berlin gala, you can still sample the culinary skills of this hotel's chefs. With 15 onsite dining options, guests and visitors of the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino can enjoy everything from fine northern Italian cuisine at Ristorante Tuscany and fresh sushi at Torii to southern American cooking at Roy's Country Kitchen and steaks and crafted cocktails at JW's Steakhouse.

To learn more about the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, visit the hotel website at, where you can book rooms, find packages and hotel deals in Cairo, explore nearby attractions and plan your visit with maps and transportation information. Or visit our Facebook page to see what exciting events are taking place at the hotel.

About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

In a city where both history and modernity meet, the beautiful Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino offers visitors a resort experience that features the elegant touches of the past with the necessities of today. While the hotel is set in the heart of Cairo's commercial center, it's surrounded by 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, creating a tranquil oasis with breathtaking views of the Nile. Accommodations at this 5-star hotel are elegantly appointed and feature high-speed Internet access, spacious desks, minibars, air-conditioning, rich linens and comfortable beds, tea/coffee service and TVs with more channels than you can imagine. Your resort experience continues throughout the property, where you can enjoy an entertaining evening or try your luck at the world-class casino. Meals are an international affair, with 15 dining options to choose from offering everything from Italian and French to Japanese and Middle Eastern cuisines. Active guests and those looking for a little relaxation will enjoy this hotel's gym, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, sauna and tennis courts. With stunning grounds, a 24-hour business center and 35,000 sq ft of event space, this Cairo hotel is the ideal venue for your meeting or celebration. Plus, you and your event guests can easily explore this city's iconic attractions, including the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Pyramids, the Cairo Opera House, Khan el Khalili market, the Coptic Church and Mohamad Ali's Mosque.

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