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Marriott International

June 14, 2012 10:43 ET

TripAdvisor Recognizes Egyptian Palace as Hotel With the 2012 Award of Excellence

Royal Hospitality Greets Guests at Award-Winning Cairo 5-Star Hotel

CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2012) - Astounding elegance and service befitting royalty has earned honors for a former Egyptian Palace, now serving travelers as the Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino.

The world renowned TripAdvisor recently congratulated the Cairo Marriott for its exceptional achievements by presenting the hotel with a Certificate of Excellence for 2012, an award reserved for hotel properties attaining excellence in hospitality. Given only to those properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the award is presented to only about 10 percent of businesses listed on the popular travel website.

Boasting more than 100 gracious hotel suites in Cairo and nearly 1,000 meticulous guest rooms, this premier destination hotel once housed European monarchs for the inauguration of the Suez Canal in 1869. Now, with the addition of dual towers and a spectacular casino this unique choice among outstanding leisure and business hotels in Cairo has become an attraction in itself, still drawing celebrities from around the world. Majestically sitting between the two hotel towers, many of the rooms and furniture of the original Palace Al Gezira have been restored to reflect the original grandeur of the building's neo-classical style. Outdoor palace gardens encompass six acres of perfectly manicured landscapes, and include a pristine outdoor pool along with antique fountains and statutes reflective of the property's original intent.

In attaining the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino consistently received commendations of praise from TripAdvisor travelers to attain a 4.5 rating of exceptional achievement. Criteria for the award includes a high volume of reviews and an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five over the past 12 months. In addition to remarkable accommodations, guests of the Cairo Marriott have the opportunity to enjoy exceptional fine dining in Cairo with 15 on-site restaurants in addition to Executive Lounge benefits. From the hotel chain's signature JW's Steakhouse and the Ristorante Tuscany to Egyptian Nights and The Marriott Bakery, there are plenty of menu choices for those staying within the walls of this fun-filled destination.

Also offering over 35,000 square feet of sophisticated event space, this shimmering hotel is a dream location among Egyptian wedding planners and busy corporate executives alike. Stylish event space for intimate gatherings, corporate business conferences or grand social events are complimented by the professional services of dedicated event managers, skilled culinary artists and knowledgeable technicians all seeking only to provide guests with an inspirational hotel experience.

About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
The Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is conveniently located in the Zamalek area and welcomes guests with full service amenities ideal for a weekend getaway, family vacation or business travel. In addition to a 24-hour world-class casino, fine restaurants and views overlooking the Nile River, this 5-star hotel property allows guests easy access to the Pyramids of Giza, Kahnel Khalili, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and Cairo Opera House. Added features include the new Splash Health Club and fitness room, an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and tennis courts.

Contact Information

    Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
    Name: Ghada Abdel Khalek
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: 20 2 27283000