Marriott International to manage Cairo Marriott
Bethesda, Maryland, April 21, 2011
Marriott International, a leading lodging company with more than 3,500 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories, has once again been awarded a contract to operate Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino.
This is the third renewal of the contract since Marriott opened the 1,088-room hotel in October, 1982.
The hotel is owned by Egoth (The Egyptian General Organization for Tourism & Hotels). Egoth is chaired by Nabil Selim and is a subsidiary company of the state-owned Hotac, (Holding Company for Tourism Hotels and Cinema) chaired by Aly Abdel Aziz.
“For nearly three decades, the Cairo Marriott has become recognized as an iconic beacon for travelers who are drawn to Egypt for many reasons, including commerce, its antiquities, hospitality, culture and natural beauty,” said J W Marriott Jr, chairman and chief executive officer of Marriott International.
“Over the years, the hotel has become the cornerstone of our presence in Egypt and the Middle East and one of our most successful properties globally.”
“Today, as Egypt charts a new course, we are confident that its future will continue to be shaped by its welcoming culture and rich history. From the very beginning, Marriott has had a productive relationship with Egoth and Hotac and we look forward to serving guests at the Cairo Marriott for years to come.”
Aly Abdel Aziz said: “Marriott International has always been a good, valued and respected partner and today we are renewing our relationship with them for another contractual period.”
“We have very promising plans for the Cairo Marriott Hotel that will further upgrade its facilities and enhance its attributes. We are determined to carry out all these projects in the coming period to ensure that this palatial property will remain the landmark in the heart of Cairo,” he added.
Located in the premier Zamalek area of the city on six acres of palace gardens, the Cairo Marriott offers 15 restaurants and 35,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space. – TradeArabia News Service