Cairo Marriott (Palace Al Gezirah)
Located in the bustling neighbourhood of Zamalek on an island in the middle of the Nile, Cairo Marriott offers some of the most beautiful views of Cairo.
This palace was built in neoclassical style by Khedive Ismail over 150 years ago in 1869. It was used as a guest palace to welcome royalty from all over the world for the inauguration festivities of the Suez Canal. In this very palace the wife of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie, was housed, and Khedive Ismail’s son celebrated his wedding here, which lasted an unassuming 40 days. The palace became part of the Marriott brand during the 1970s.
If you decide to stay at the Cairo Marriott, you can still admire many pieces of the original furniture and artwork throughout the lounges and reception rooms. You’ll reside in one of the luxurious rooms of the hotel with all the modern amenities you need like WIFI and a 24-hour room service. Lush gardens, an outdoor pool, a spa, and a casino as well as high-end cuisine will have you feel like true royalty.