|By Marketwired .||
|June 30, 2014 04:21 PM EDT||
CAIRO, EGYPT -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/14 -- Discovering the past often creates excitement for the present and an intriguing infographic is doing just that for a historic Egyptian palace that is also highly rated among 5-star hotels in Cairo.
From its construction in 1869 as the Palace Al Gezirah to impress the visiting French Empress Eugenie to its most recent transformation, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino has endured through Egypt's good times and bad for nearly a century and a half, almost always remaining a focal point and reflection of the era at hand. Beginning its journey outfitted with lavish furnishings and décor, the palace has hosted royalty and impressive ceremonies in its finest hours and during WWI served dutifully as a hospital under British occupation.
Magnificently restored by Marriott International during the 1970s, the palace, which was first transitioned into a hotel in 1894, now stands among famous landmarks in Cairo and, flanked by two stunning towers, is again playing host to world dignitaries and is the site for grand business and social soirees. With many of its rooms and furnishings preserved and restored to their original splendor, the historic hotel's adornments also include many of the decorative elements originally created by German architect Carl von Diebitsch when the palace was first designed to serve as a hospitality center for dignitaries traveling to Egypt.
Taking readers on "A Journey through Time," the infographic is filled with interesting points and is a "must read" for history buffs and Cairo travelers alike. Featuring names, dates and other historical notations, the reading provides a crisp and clear timeline of events that have molded the hotel's evolution within the world of hospitality. To view the colorful infographic, simply follow the link below and then discover how the events of yesteryear continue to ignite excitement within the walls of today's Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino by booking a stay at the hotel and following its happenings through social media links.
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About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
The Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is conveniently located in the Zamalek area and welcomes guests with full service amenities ideal for a weekend getaway, family vacation or business travel. In addition to a 24-hour casino and views overlooking the Nile River, this 5-star hotel is located to allow guests easy access to the Pyramids of Giza, Kahnel Khalili, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and Cairo Opera House. Added features include the Splash Health Club and fitness room, indoor/outdoor connecting pools, whirlpool, sauna and tennis courts. The hotel's 976 guest rooms pamper travelers with luxury bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and enhanced workspaces, while 111 suites include private balconies, walk-in showers or closets and personal butler service. With more than a dozen restaurants offering a variety of world-class cuisine and 35,553 square feet of meeting and banquet space, the property is an exciting Cairo destination.
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Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
16 Saray El Gezira Street Cairo 1211 Egypt
Ghada Abdel Khalek