By Popular Vote, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino Receives Top Honors.
When it comes to experts in business travel, few can rival business travelers themselves. So when Business Traveller Middle East wanted to identify the best hotels in 2015, it reached out to the people who know best: its readers. And according to these seasoned pros, the winner for the Best Business Hotel in Cairo is none other than the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
As a leading consumer magazine with a worldwide print and online presence, Business Traveller annually encourages its readers to vote for the best business hotels in a given region without providing nominations. The winners subsequently serve as an authentic reflection of the people’s opinions.
And in the case of this property, it’s easy to see why voters chose it, even among other 5-star hotels in Cairo, Egypt. For starters, its 1,087 guest rooms and suites are designed with the business traveler in mind, featuring free Wi-Fi, international dialing access, working desks and, to encourage concentration, soundproof balcony glass. Plus the eight executive floors offer access to the exclusive executive lounge for additional amenities.
The hotel also affords exceptional service. Guests enjoy transportation to and from the airport (including assistance with fees), a full-service business centre with a small meeting room available for private tête-a-têtes and a 24-hour front desk with express check-in and -out service, as well as mobile check-in for Marriott Rewards members. Two banks offer currency-exchange services on-site, a limousine service is available 24 hours a day and an airline office and guest-relations desk provide flight bookings and confirmations.
Other amenities – a downtown location near embassies and corporations, and a fitness centre, massages and tennis courts – encourage corporate travelers to travel brilliantly by combining business with leisure. Plus the hotel’s diverse restaurants (which include Middle Eastern, French, Italian and steakhouse menus), views of the Nile and historic palace all combine to make even business travelers feel like they’re on vacation for a little while. But the biggest assets may just be this Cairo hotel’s meeting rooms. The 35,553 square feet of space, state-of-the-art technology and some of the most lavish ballrooms, balconies and boardrooms in Cairo, Egypt accommodate groups ranging from 10 to over 1000 people with unparalleled panache. That the panache is backed up with an on-site technical team and 5-star service just illustrates why travelers call this hotel the best.
About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
With a history dating back to 1869 when Khedive Ismail built a palace to impress the visiting Empress Eugenie of France, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino continues to live up to its royal pedigree today. Its twin towers stretch upwards for 20 stories with more than 1,000 luxurious guest rooms and suites, all with private balconies, while six acres of palace gardens and views of the Nile create a spectacular backdrop. Guests will relax in accommodations featuring luxury bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and whirlpool bathtubs, walk-in showers or closets and kitchenettes available in the suites. The 14 restaurants prepare some of the most exquisite cuisine in Cairo, Egypt with options ranging from French to Japanese. Other amenities include a world-class casino, health club, indoor-outdoor pool and tennis courts. The 35,553 square feet of meeting and banquet space welcome events of every sort. And the hotel’s location by the Nile, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Cairo Opera House feels as dramatic as its amenities.