Archive | March, 2017

First Egyptian General Manager for The Cairo Marriott Hotel

2 Mar Omar Tantawy

Omar Tantawy has been appointed as the new General Manager of The Cairo Marriott Hotel. In his new role, he will be the first Egyptian National to hold this position at the flagship property of Marriott International in Egypt.

Omar Tantawy has been the Resident Manager at the Cairo Marriott for the past 9 years taking over the General Manager’s role when he was not present. His experience in the hospitality industry is vast; it started in 1988 at El Gezira Sheraton Hotel where he held different positions in various departments including Rooms Division and Sales & Marketing. Omar has served in multiple five-star hotels & chains in Cairo including Le Meridian, Grand Hyatt, and was part of the opening team at the Intercontinental City Stars Hotel.

 It is worth mentioning that the Cairo Marriott has an outstanding capacity of 1060 rooms and this year will mark the 35th anniversary for holding the prestigious Marriott name. The Palace was originally built in 1869 by Khedive Ismail to host the celebrations of the inauguration of the Suez Canal.