SOURCE: Marriott International
CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) - Getting the royal treatment can assume many different forms, but at the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, it's an approach that can take a very literal manifestation. Not only are guests indulged with spacious guest rooms, decadent dining and opulent amenities like a world-class casino, but they can also now enjoy mobile check-in for ultimate convenience.
Considering the cosmopolitan nature of Cairo and its visitors, the hotel's new mobile check-in app is just one more example of how this property caters to its guests' every need. The app lets Marriott Rewards members check in up to two hours before their arrival and sends a notification when the room is ready. When guests arrive, they simply visit the Mobile Check-In Desk for an expedited arrival experience.
At this five-star Cairo hotel, the debut of the mobile check-in app sparked an exciting celebration. Mr. Tamer Gad El Mawla, a business-solutions manager for a Gulf-based company, received the welcome of a lifetime when he arrived at the hotel. As the first guest to utilize the new feature, Mr. El Mawla encountered impersonators of two key figures in Egyptian history: the Egyptian pasha Khedive Ismail and Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III. As the hotel exists where a palace once stood independently, and because Khedive Ismail built that palace in the 19th century to inaugurate the Suez Canal and to impress Empress Eugenie, the characters were appropriate choices. After shaking hands with the "king" and "queen" and sipping complimentary drinks, Mr. El Mawla was escorted to his room where he also received a book about the hotel's distinctive Zamalek neighborhood along with a personalized welcome letter from the hotel's General Manager.
The mobile check-in app is just one more way travelers can easily take advantage of great Cairo hotel deals, something in which this palatial hotel also specializes. After all, the property boasts a number of impressive features. Its pool is one of the largest in Cairo. Its 35,553 square feet of event space, in conjunction with its lush gardens and luxe accommodations, make it an ideal choice for any couple planning a wedding in Cairo. And its 14 restaurants and lounges, which include an English pub, American eatery and Japanese teppanyaki and sushi spot, answer the perennial question of where to eat in Cairo.
Whatever brings one to this exceptional property, one thing is for certain: From (mobile) check-in to check-out, guests can anticipate the very best of service and amenities.
About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Originally built in 1869 as a palace to impress the visiting French Empress Eugenie, the five-star Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino continues to impress in its current incarnation. Its twin towers stretch upwards for 20 stories as they overlook six acres of palace gardens and the indomitable Nile. Its 977 rooms have been updated to include luxury bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and enhanced workspaces, while 111 suites embody luxury. No fewer than 14 restaurants prepare a variety of cuisines on property, from French to Japanese; 35,553 square feet of meeting and banquet space welcome events of every sort; and a world-class casino provides glittering entertainment. The hotel is also nearby the legendary Pyramids of Giza as well as the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Cairo Opera House, making its location as dramatic as its amenities.