ast November, celebrations took place at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of El Gezira Palace
Last November, celebrations took place at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of El Gezira Palace that was built in 1869 by Khedive Ismail. The palace has always been the host of monarchs, royalties, celebrities and guests who came from across the world to the land of the Pharaohs while being a genuine witness for several major historical events throughout history.
In the heart of the Palace over 1,000 distinguished guests among which were ambassadors, celebrities, public figures, key Marriott International management and owning company (EGOTH) chairman were present to celebrate 150 years of royal hospitality.
Upon entering the Palace guests travelled back in time to the year 1869 where they were welcomed by Khedive Ismail, Empress Eugenie and the Royal Entourage.
Greeting guests were hotel General Manager Mr. Jürgen Sterkau, Chairman and Managing Director for EGOTH Mr. Sherif Bendary, Senior Director of Operations Marriott International MEA Mr. Nader Ibrahim in addition to the hotel’s Executive Committee members. Salon Eugenie was a museum showing antiquities from the 19th century.
When the time was right, the walls of the palace spoke for themselves telling the story of El Gezira Palace projected through a video on the Palace’s exterior followed by fireworks to set the celebration
The festivities continued when star performer Ramy Ayachlit the stage, taking guests to a whole different mood. The Cairo Marriott Hotel culinary team pampered guests with array of delicacies and savory surprises.
After 150 years of royal hospitality, El Gezira Palace continues to be a historical landmark for Egyptians offering guests exceptional opportunities to create memorable stories while enjoying exquisite services.