CAIRO, EGYPT -- (Marketwire) -- 09/24/12 -- The Cairo Marriott Hotel played host to the U.S. Business Mission to Egypt, from September 8-11. The delegation comprises of senior officials in 48 major U.S. companies to discuss aspects of economic and investment cooperation between the two countries.
Part of the program was held at our Cairo luxury hotel and incorporated several meetings with senior officials and Ministers in the Egyptian government including, President Dr. Mohamed Morsy and Prime Minister Dr. Hisham Qandil. Meetings and discussions took place with political opposition parties and Egyptian businessmen to explore the investment opportunities in Egypt after the recent political developments.
Alongside the visit to the Egypt palace hotel, a work session on tourism was held at the Verdi Salon followed by a lavish reception and dinner at the Eugenie and Royal Salons, sponsored by Marriott International. Attending the work session was H.E. Mr. / Hisham Zaazou, Egyptian Minister of Tourism, H.E. Ambassador Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and members of the American Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. Receiving them was their host, Mr. Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. H.E. Minister Zaazou shared with the attendees his views and plans about the priorities, initiatives and challenges in the tourism sector which vies with oil as the number one contributor to Egypt's GDP.
In his welcome speech Alex Kyriakidis said: "Egypt is one of our key markets, and Marriott has continued investing in the country. Marriott's contribution to the Egyptian tourism sector is significant, with each of the seven Marriott hotels in the country being owned by Egyptian nationals." Kyriakidis added, "We have every confidence that Egypt will quickly bounce back and regain its year-round tourism destination crown and we look forward to our continued partnership with the Government in supporting the Minister's growth strategy."
About the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
While the city of Cairo offers plenty of attractions, the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino offers stiff competition. Surrounded by 6 acres of lush gardens and offering stunning views of the Nile, the Cairo Marriott features a number of amenities and attractions. Fifteen restaurants and bars offer a number of dining options, ranging from Middle Eastern and Italian to Japanese and international cuisines. Spend the evening at the night club or try your luck at the world class casino. Relax in our indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and sauna, or spend the morning in the gym or on the tennis court. If you care to venture out and explore the city, the hotel is convenient to major attractions, including the Pyramids, Khan el Khalili market, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cairo Opera House, Mohamad Ali's Mosque and Coptic Church. Rooms at our 5-star hotel in Cairo are elegant and air-conditioned, featuring luxurious bedding, spacious desks, high-speed Internet access and minibars. We also offer laundry service, a 24-hour business center and 35,500 sq ft of event space.
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