SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 19, 2013 18:51 ET

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Stays at Cairo Luxury Hotel During Recent Visit

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino Offers Safe Stay in a Prime Location

CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - The Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is no stranger to VIPs. Since its days as the historic Palace Al Gezirah, it has hosted everyone from celebrities to royalty. The ancient Egyptian palace was built by Khedive Ismail as a guest palace for the Suez Canal inauguration celebrations in 1869, well-known for housing European monarchs. Today it remains a top choice with VIPs and had the honor of hosting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during his recent visit to Cairo.

In addition to offering top security and a prime location, this Egypt hotel, housed in a former palace, also features two exclusive Royal Suites, perfect for visiting delegates, celebrities who covet their privacy, and guests who want an extra-special stay.

The 650-metre suites are classically elegant and designed to complement the hotel's rich past with fresh flowers, mosaic walls and wood flooring. Each includes two living rooms, four bedrooms, four salons, eight balconies, security rooms, marble bathrooms with saunas, Bulgari amenities and Jacuzzis, a full kitchen, and a dining room with a table large enough to seat 14.

During the stay at this Cairo historical masterpiece hotel, guests will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Nile and the hotel gardens, private butler service, in-room check-in and daily snack and soft drink delivery.

For guests combining a business visit with the chance to explore Ancient Egypt, the Royal Suites include a dedicated office with seating area, library and printer; complimentary high-speed Internet access; and printing, scanning and photocopying services.

About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
With the amenities modern travellers require and a charming past that touches both its service and style, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino offers a unique luxury hotel experience in the heart of Egypt's greatest city. In its past, the hotel stood as Palace Al Gezirah, hosting celebrities and royalty from around the world. Today, guests get the same VIP treatment in addition to everything they need when they're on the road. Though it's in the heart of the city's commercial centre, this five-star hotel offers a calm oasis with six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, stunning Nile views, indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, gym and tennis court. Guest rooms feature rich, elegant design details and amenities including high-speed Internet access, TV, coffee/tea service, spacious desk, minibar and fine linens. Exploring Cairo's famous landmarks is easy; the great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Khan el Khalili market, Coptic Church, Cairo Opera House and Mohamad Ali's Mosque are all nearby. On-property, guests can enjoy or spend a night of adults-only fun at the world-class casino. With 15 dining options, guests can travel around the globe with every meal; restaurants offer Japanese, Italian, French and Middle Eastern cuisines. Businesses and brides alike can create memorable meetings and events here. The luxury hotel offers more than 35,000 square feet of event space, custom catering, wedding and event planners, and a 24-hour business centre.

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