Today the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is recognized as a luxury hotel located in Egypt's exciting city center. Complete with two towers of guest rooms overlooking acres of palace gardens and the Nile River, this Cairo historic hotel also features 15 restaurants and a world-class casino.
Despite the hotel's lavish modern-day reputation, there is more than meets the eye. Take a journey back in time and experience the 145+ year story of extravagant celebrations, wartime devastation, multiple changing hands, and ultimately the conversion from an ancient palace to a 5-star hotel.
Read on to learn more about the events that helped shaped this historic Cairo hotel into what it is today.