CAIRO, EGYPT--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - Recognizing the need to support members of the Egyptian community in a time of need, associates of the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino organized and hosted a blood drive Sept. 3-4, 2013. Embracing the deeply rooted "Spirit to Serve" values of Marriott International, associates not only organized and hosted the campaign in the conference center hotel's Memphis Salon, but many also participated by stepping forward to donate blood during the two-day event.

Collaborating with the Ministry of Health in organizing the drive, associates were also assisted by the Blood Bank of Egypt, which provided staffing and equipment required for smooth processing of donor information and professional collection.

Boasting an expansive Cairo ballroom surrounded by state-of-the-art meeting facilities, the hotel's Memphis Salon provided an ideal site for the collection with many members of the Cairo Marriott team participating with life-saving donations. Members from a variety of the hotel's departments took the time to go through the screening process in hopes of being honored with the opportunity to donate their blood in support of their country and its people.

An iconic destination in itself, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is located in the Zamalek area of Egypt's capital and offers guests easy access to famous landmarks including the Cairo Opera House, Pyramids of Giza, Khan el Khalili and Egyptian Museum of Antiquities while visiting this impressive city. Featuring two 20-story towers, the hotel encompasses what was once the ancient Palace Al Gezirah which includes a rich history of providing palatial accommodations for European royalty.

Featuring a spectacular casino, six acres of pristine gardens, a magnificent outdoor pool, antique fountains and more than 35,000 square feet of event space, the Cairo Marriott draws celebrities from around the world. The expansive facility with its staff of dedicated event managers and professional culinary artists is a prominent choice among event planners seeking an elegant ceremony venue for weddings and social gatherings or inspirational surroundings for corporate business conferences and retreats.

Utilizing the hotel's facilities and resources to benefit the needs of fellow citizens is a prime example of how the hotel and its team of dedicated associates apply the Marriott's "Spirit to Serve" philosophy in helping the local community.

About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

The Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is a magnificent five-star property that welcomes visitors with an expansive offering of guest rooms and suites, all lavishly appointed and designed with the utmost of comfort in mind. In addition to sophisticated accommodations and a vibrant casino, the hotel is home to 15 restaurants and features a new health club with 24/7 guest privileges, indoor/outdoor connecting pools, whirlpool, sauna and tennis courts. Whether traveling for business, planning a family vacation or a well-deserved weekend getaway, the exceptional service and lavish surroundings are sure to result in a remarkable Cairo hotel experience. 

Contact Information:

Ghada Abdel Khalek
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
+20-(0)2-2739 4646