Tag Archives: Cairo

Mashrou’ Amal Awards at Cairo Marriott

18 May

As a part of Marriott international’s continuous “Spirit to Serve” initiatives, Cairo Marriott Hotel joined hands with media magnate MBC Amal and TEDxCairoWomen to host the “Mashrou’ Amal” awards ceremony. The competition was launched to support high performing and aspiring Egyptian business women with innovative ideas to bring forth their vision to life.

The final awards ceremony was held in the presitigious Salon Vert as a celebration of World Women’s Day. Top shortlisted applicants were announced and during the ceremony, the candidates pitched their business ideas to a jury who then selected the top three winners. The event also included a panel discussion between experienced, successful Egyptian women and entrepreneurs who shared their inspiring stories of hard work, ambition and passion.


Chic to the Street Ramadan at Som3a Basha

16 May

Welcome Ramadan in style this year at Som3a Basha! Go back to the old traditions of Ramadan in the modern time capsule that is the Palace. Enjoy plenty of delicious food and entertainment whether at Iftar, Shour or both! Bring your loved ones for an authentic night to remember at any of the following venues…

Enjoy a nice Iftar at Omar’s Café. A delicious array of Egyptian and oriental buffet is served daily with all your favorite grills, appetizers and sweet oriental desserts.

Som3a Basha offers a unique Street-Style sohour experience out on the Patio. Enjoy the outdoors complete with mouth-watering meals, shisha and the tunes of the Oriental bands every midnight.  Go for the A La Carte Sohour Street Chic experience. Family Iftar menus are available to book for groups of 15 or more.

For a uniquely upscale Iftar, Saraya Gallery now offers a family style Iftar available only for bookings. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience to dine amidst historical pieces and lavish authentic décor paired with our chef’s finest.

The Cairo Marriott can also bring over the excitement to your event or home with excellent outside catering services. We will take care of everything for you so you can enjoy more time with your guests and impress them at the same time. A great alternative would be to host a banquet (minimum of 15 guests) for Iftar or Sohour at the hotel; with different venue and menu options from Palatial Ballrooms to an outdoor Nile View Almaz, you will be able to create the desired atmosphere with the help of experienced professionals. Give us a call and we’ll set it all up for you!

A mix of everything authentic, modern and upscale elevates the experience with familiar vibes. Don’t miss all the fun and bring together your dearest for a marvelous Ramadan, only at Cairo Marriott.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Joyous Festivities at the Cairo Marriott

19 Dec

The festive season will soon sweep over us with cheer and hope. Goals are set, promises renewed and a decent amount of food is consumed. For that, we have exciting events planned that will keep your joyous spirit high and your appetite satisfied!

A Very Merry Christmas on the 24th and 25th December Many celebrations are ahead; from the Christmas treats at The Bakery to exceptional buffets at Saraya Gallery and Roy’s.

On Christmas Eve, a fabulous dinner complete with Lobster, Duck Foie Gras and Salmon Soufflé with Champagne Sabayon at Saraya Gallery will be the perfect start for the holidays. The fun is not over because the next day, a delectable lunch of smoked duck, grilled sea scallops and roasted veal tenderloin will be served to perfection. If you’re in the mood for something a little different then go for Roy’s dinner buffet.


On the 31st of Decemeber many Celebrations await to bid 2016 goodbye and welcome the New Year in style! For a dinner party, head to Saraya Gallery or JW’s Steakhouse for a meticulously crafted buffet. Do it the Oriental way at Som3a Basha, while the Empress Show Lounge will have you entertained all night long with star performances, a DJ and a band.


Whatever your choice will be, rest assured that we will do our best to make sure you have a jolly good time, Happy Holidays!

Culinary Revolution at The Cairo Marriott Hotel

23 Nov

There’s a Culinary Revolution happening at The Cairo Marriott Hotel and it’s led by an exquisite new Executive Chef. Philippe Bossert is an extremely talented French chef that has over 20 years in culinary leadership roles across the globe.

From a young age of 16 years, and thanks to his father, Chef Philippe developed a passion for traditional cuisine and respect to taste and high quality products.

Philippe plans to lead the culinary revolution at the Cairo Marriott through a revamp of all menus and offerings  to enliven the Royal yet young and fresh dining experience expected from the Palace!

“Cooking is the tale of my life, my region, and my desires. Being a cook is a simple act of loving and sharing between the ingredients and how it was produced by the farmers. Nature is rich with divine flavours. You have to keep in mind that behind every product there is a face, a land, and respect of the hard work. Our job is to give it all we can and cherish the experience and efforts of the people that brought these products to life” said Philippe

With this state of mind, Philippe Bossert is able to share a contemporary cuisine mixing his East French roots to the flavours and spices of our part of the world. Selecting meticulously his elements, he combines both abundance and visual appetite.

Rumour has it that a delicious event is just around the corner. How else will the Cairo Marriott celebrate their renewed cuisine?

Cairenes should watch out for the new creations of Philippe brought to life at Saraya Gallery and Torii this month.

It’s Jazzy It’s Snazzy… BBQ Brunch is Back!

8 Nov

Stroll along our Garden Promenade Café … listen to the grills sizzle … savour the tantalising aromas as our chefs rewrite the brunch menu. We have all the BBQ specials with veggie options and silky jazz sounds sifting through the waving palms. Better bring the kids so they don’t miss the fun.

Make a date every Friday from 1pm – 5pm for the best BBQ in town!

Cairo Marriott Hotel partnering with the Magdy Yacoub Foundation

5 May

As part of Marriott International initiatives of the Spirit to Serve the Community, the Cairo Marriott Hotel has started a partnership with the Magdi Yacoub Foundation.

Magdi Yacoub foundation is a non-profit organization, founded by the world renowned surgeon professor Sir Magdi Yacoub providing free medical services to the less privileged in Egypt and throughout the region in cardiovascular disease.

In April 2009 the Aswan Heart Centre project was founded by the Magdi Yacoub Foundation, to provide free medical services for those in need. A project of great significance to the Egyptian people, it places emphasis on making available state of the art facilities, resources, research and scientific methods to provide heart patients especially the unprivileged – with the highest of care available today.

The Cairo Marriott Hotel team visited Mrs. Anissa Hassouna, Executive director of the Magdi Yacoub foundation at their head office in Cairo, where she presented a video of the Aswan Heart Center and explained how it developed and improved over the years, having some of the highest tech medical equipment in the world.

The contribution provided by the Cairo Marriott hotel will be directed for a child’s surgery. The team was very inspired that by the end of the meeting they were planning a visit to Upper Egypt to have an actual tour of the center in Aswan.



Marriott International is reaffirming its commitment to the revival of Egypt’s tourism sector through the regional announcement of the #Activ8Egypt campaign. First presented to ministers and attendees of the U.S. Egypt Business Summit in late 2014, #Activ8Egypt emphasizes Marriott International’s commitment to work with partners to revive tourism in Egypt, focusing on driving significant incremental revenues through three strategic pillars –local, GCC and international inbound tourism. The company has had a long-standing history of supporting Egypt’s vibrant tourism sector, dating back to its very first hotel in Africa, the Cairo Marriot. During recent times, which saw a slowdown of the country’s tourisms sector, Marriott International maintained staff levels at all its properties, reaffirming its commitment to the country and along with it, the belief in it’s competitive edge over other major touristic and investment destinations. The #Activ8Egypt campaign consolidates this long-standing support in a uniquely modern way. The campaign’s hashtag addresses the young dynamic society that is helping to shape Egypt’s future while the logo of the campaign features the word MISR, which is how Egypt is pronounced in Arabic. The campaign was built using these letters as they each represent words that can describe Egypt’s tourism offer: Magnificent, Inviting, Sensational and Rewarding. “Despite the challenges in recent years, Marriott International never wavered for a moment in its support for Egypt and in fact, during this challenging time, we maintained our employee levels and vowed to stay the course, launching the #Activ8Egypt initiative late last year,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President, Middle East & Africa of Marriott International. “Under the #Activ8Egypt plan, our focus is to build and leverage the Marriott distribution channels in conjunction with key global partners and the Egyptian government. Among other avenues, our commitment will be through the strength of our brands, our global distribution of over 4,000 hotels, the Marriott Rewards loyalty program with over 47 million members, and through Marriott.com, the world’s largest revenue generating hotel booking website.” Marriott International employs 5,000 people in Egypt who work in six hotels, which together, have over 3,000 rooms. Among the Marriott International properties in Egypt are the JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, the Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel, the Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Beach Resort and the Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort. Marriott International’s presence in Egypt continues to go from strength to strength as it will be further boosted with the addition of two more properties: the Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo and the legendary Mena House, the signing of which was announced earlier this year. These two properties will increase the hotel company’s Egyptian portfolio to 8 hotels and bring its room count to over 3,700. As part of the Marriott International portfolio, all Egyptian properties will be participating in the upcoming region-wide #MarriottSummer campaign which will see guests at a number of Marriott International’s Middle East or African properties avail of a host of benefits. Features of the offer include a complementary night when booking for three nights or more, as well as discounts on food, beverage and spa treatments, and vouchers for future stays. “As illustrated through our long history in Egypt and most recently, through #Activ8Egypt, the signing of Mena House, and ongoing initiatives that promote tourism in Egypt such as our summer campaign, Marriott International will continue to work together with partners to bring back the tourism industry to Egypt. That is our commitment,” added Kyriakidis.