The magnificent Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino is a harmonious combination of a Royal Palace and complex of twin towers with a connecting garden court rooms. The “Palace Al Gezira” was built by Khedive Ismail as a guest Palace for the Suez Canal inauguration celebrations in 1869. It housed European monarchs, including Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, and it was to be the venue of the first performance of Verdi’s Opera Aida. Today, the Palace is all that remains of the estate and many of its rooms and furniture have been restored to their original splendor, serving now as reception, function rooms and lounges.
The architecture and construction of the Palace reflected the Khedive’s passion for the Neo-classical style popularized in Europe. On the ground floor of the Palace, Salon Royal was originally the main entrance of the Palace and Salon Eugenie the main dining room. Upstairs, Salon Vert would have been the reception area and the smaller function rooms Memphis, Verdi and Thebes were one long room, possibly Empress Eugenie’s quarters where the Khedive created an exact replica of her apartments from the Tuileries of Paris.
Located on an island, in the center of the Nile, the Hotel enjoys a distinctive location in the bustling city of Cairo. The modern towers have stunning views of the Nile, the six acres of gardens, the adjoining Gezira Sporting Club and the exclusive residential district of Zamalek.
NUMBER OF FLOORS: 20 Floors per tower, 3Floors for Garden Court wing.
NUMBER OF ROOMS: the hotel has 1089 rooms including 131 Executive rooms, 5 Presidential Suites, 3 Ambassadors Suites, 2 Royal Suites, 28 Executive Suites, 1 Garden Suite & 71 Diplomatic suites.
EXECUTIVE LEVEL: the Executive Lounge, located on the 18th floor of the Gezira Tower, is for the exclusive use of our Executive Level guests. It will give you privacy in an elegant relaxed atmosphere. It offers a wide range of complimentary services:
. A separate conference room for up to 20 persons available seven
days a week, .prior Reservation is requested.
.Up-to-date world news and complimentary selection of business
magazines & newspapers.
. Butler service available from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
. Complimentary breakfast at the Executive Lounge
. Private express check-in, extended check-out
. Complimentary parking
. Complimentary entrance to our health club excluding tennis
. Complimentary pressing for one suit or costume upon check in.
. Computer services, internet available for rent and fax machine
. Complimentary snacks from 5:30 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.
.The Executive Levels have a total of 131 rooms, 28 suite spread
GUEST SERVICES & FACILITIES
These includes: . 24 hours room service
. Ice machines on all guest floors
. Laundry and dry cleaning services
. Free safety deposit boxes
. Unisex hair & beauty salon
. Health Club offering sauna, massage and exercise room
. Heated Swimming pool and whirlpool
. Three floodlit Tennis Courts
. Book shop
. Gift Shop
. Three parking areas
. 24 hours Business Center
. High Speed Internet access
. Wireless Internet in public areas
. Lobby Concierge desk
. Rawasco Limousine – Car rental desk
. A total of 276 non-smoking rooms
. Complimentary daily newspaper
. Two accessible rooms for the handicapped
. All public areas and guest floor corridors equipped with smoke
detectors and fire sprinklers
. Voice mail system
. Travel agency
. Two banks
. Fashion boutiques
. Jewelry shops
. Doctor on call
GUEST ROOM FACILITIES:
. High Speed Internet access
. Individually controlled air conditioning
. Direct dial telephones with 2 lines & voice mail
. Color T.V. and 60 satellite channels
. Smoke detector and fire sprinkler
. Hairdryer in all bathrooms
. In room safe
. Double Glazed windows
. Iron & Ironing pad
MEETING AND BANQUET FACILITIES:
The meeting and banqueting areas of the Cairo Marriott are superbly appointed with professional banqueting staff to help you plan any event from a small meeting to a large banquet. Seventeen multi purpose conference rooms, featuring the 8000 square foot Aida Ballroom, cater meetings from 10 to 1000 people, with simultaneous translation facilities. The Memphis, Thebes, Verdi and the View rooms cater for 25 to 80 guests. The Salon Vert, Salon Royal is for splendid receptions and dinners. Salon Eugenie (the original dining room of the Palace) is spectacular for dinners and receptions of up to 160 guests. While the meeting rooms Al Fayoum, Al Baharia, Siwa, Al Dakhla & Al Farafra each take up to 25 persons.
RESTAURANTS, BARS AND LOUNGES:
The Cairo Marriott has 15 food and beverage outlets:
THE Billiard BAR: The hotel’s most spectacular bar! Set in the original Billiard Room of the Palace. Open daily from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., with live piano music from 6:00 p.m. till midnight. Located on the ground floor of the Palace. The right place to unwind and relax with a drink and light snack from our menu
JW STEAKHOUSE: The only true Steakhouse in Cairo. Serving only top quality U.S. imported cuts. Ground floor of the Palace. Daily for lunch from 12:00 noon till 4:00 p.m., and for dinner from 6:00 p.m. till midnight.
RISTORANTE TUSCANY: Offering some of the finest Northern Italian cuisine featuring the freshest grilled meats and seafood, delicious soups and sauces. Ground floor of the Palace. Daily for lunch from 12:00 noon till 4:00 p.m., and for dinner from 6:00 p.m. till midnight.
THE BAKERY: Truly mouthwatering! Freshly baked breads and pastries, home-made sandwiches, variety of quiches, great coffees, fresh juices, soft drinks, and special order cakes. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Located on the first floor shopping galeria of the Palace.
EGYPTIAN NIGHTS: High on atmosphere, with authentically delicious Egyptian food. Nightly from 6:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m. It is set in the Palace Gardens. Indulge in traditional dishes: kebab, kofta, foul, falafel, tamea and try our freshly baked baladi bread as it comes straight out of oven to your table! Wrap-up your meal with mint tea and a shisha.
OMAR’S CAFÉ: Family restaurant serving Cairo’s best breakfast buffet, and a la carte as well as dinner a la carte menu. The restaurant is closed during lunch from 12:00 noon till 6:00 p.m.
A special themed-night dinner buffet on Thursdays from 06:30 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. Offering a variety of oriental and continental dishes. Located on the ground floor of the Palace.
HARRY’S PUB: Cairo’s authentic English Pub, serving drinks, mezzah, and dinner. Open daily from 06:00 p.m. till 02:00 a.m. Located on the ground floor of the Zamalek Tower.
ROY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN: Featuring all- American, lunch dinner buffet and late dinner a la carte. Home made soup and salad bar. Open from 6:00 p.m. till 4:00 a.m. with a la carte menu. Located on the ground floor of the Zamalek Tower.
WAVES: Poolside snack bar, cool refreshments and snacks by the swimming pool. Open daily from 09:00 a.m. till sunset.
GARDEN PROMENADE CAFÉ: An extensive selection of dishes and your favorite beverages served in a unique outdoor setting. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7: 00 am till 1:00 am, located at the palace garden.
SARAYA Gallery: for a royal cup of coffee,a la carte menu. Located in the heart of the Palace, open daily from 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight daily located on the ground floor of the palace.
TORII: Cairo’s most exciting Japanese restaurant. Passing beneath the Torii one enters a contemporary space invoking a sense of harmony & well-being. Open for lunch & dinner from 12:00 noon till midnight. Don’t miss our out of competition: All you can eat Sushi & Sashimi promotion every Saturday, Monday & Wednesday
LOBBY BAR: Open from 08:00 till midnight, a la carte menu for drinks & pastries, Located on the first floor of the palace.
EMPRESS SHOW LOUNGE: Open daily (except Monday) from 10:30 p.m. till early hours of the following day (04:00 a.m.) a la carte menu, Entertainment (Belly dancer, singer & band) located on the ground floor of the palace.
OMAR KHAYYAM CASINO: Open 24 hours, seven days a week, with Blackjack, Roulette, Stud Poker, Slot Machines and Video Poker.
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