CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - One of the premier Cairo City Center hotels was recently visited by Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director for Marriott Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. The Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino was honored with the visit, Kyriakidis' first since being appointed to his position with Marriott Hotels earlier this year.

During his time at one of the most famous hotels in Cairo, Kyriakidis was greeted by Richard Zeolla, general manager of the hotel and other executive committee members who presented him with a tour of the hotel and casino, which features contemporary twin towers and six acres of lavish gardens surrounding a historic former royal palace. The Marriott executive toured various areas and departments, witnessing first-hand the outstanding accommodation Cairo visitors enjoy as guests of this remarkable hotel and admiring the outstanding level of performance found within all disciplines of the property and its staff. During the visit Kyriakidis affirmed the importance of the Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino as the company's largest hotel in the region and its status as a flagship property for Marriott Hotels worldwide.

During his time at the Cairo Marriott, Kyriakidis also acknowledged the hotel's achievements as vital contributions to Marriott's overall success in the Middle East and Africa. While boasting nearly 1,000 well-appointed guest rooms and more than 100 spacious hotel suites, the Cairo Marriott is also home to a world-class casino and houses conference center and banquet facilities ideal for inspirational business gatherings and elegant social events. For guests looking for physical activity, the health and fitness center is furnished with brand new equipment. Enjoy a game of tennis with courts conveniently located onsite, or a relaxing swim in the heated pool. Guests of the Cairo Marriott don't have far to go for fine food, with more than a dozen eating establishments within the hotel complex, including one of the Marriott's well acclaimed restaurant chains, JW's Steakhouse, where fine American steaks and perfectly crafted cocktails come together for an exquisite dining experience. The hotel also features Italian, Japanese, French and Middle Eastern restaurants, a late-night kitchen, bakery and bars to pamper the desires of Cairo guests.

Positioned to meet the needs of all travelers, the Marriott offers a variety of vacation packages and Cairo hotel deals to help keep travel both fun and affordable. In fact, travelers can experience Egypt anytime this year and enjoy 25% when they pay in advance. To learn more about this offer, visit Ongoing group discounts and special promotions are designed for both business and leisure travelers who can easily take advantage of value-added services while enjoying the opulence of this extraordinary hotel property.

About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
The Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino encompasses the Palace Al Gezira with architecture reflecting neo-classical style preferred by its builder, Khedive Ismail. Originally housing European monarchs, many of the rooms and furniture have been restored to reflect the palace's original grandeur. The hotel's outdoor pool provides guests a remarkable view of the palace and its historical gardens, while today's modern towers allow guests breathtaking garden and Nile River views from private balconies.

Contact Information:

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