The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2016: World-Class Hospitality Award Winners
Hospitality is a word that has often come to be associated with Egypt. Though tourism has taken a blow over the last couple of years, the unique and memorable hospitality that visitors have come to expect from Om El Donya is still alive and well.
It’s this kind of hospitality that the winners in the World-Class Hospitality category of the Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards have captured, elevated and presented to the capital, rivaling any hotel in the world.
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Standing proudly in the hustl and bustle of Zamalek, the Cairo Marriott Hotel boasts more character than most, taking full advantage of its palatial setting. Aside from the hotel’s Garden Promenade being a premier summer spot, the Marriott offers unique dining and nightlife options.
Conrad Cairo Hotel
Boasting views of the Nile, the Conrad Cairo Hotel’s excellent amenities and services are just the tip of the iceberg. Home to some of the best restaurants in the city, including Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Award winner, Oak Grill, there are few hotels that have struck a demure yet lavish balance.
Dusit Thani LakeView
The Dusit Thani in New Cairo seems almost isolated from its surroundings and once you step inside you realize why. Capturing that very specific Thai-inspired luxury that has come to define the Dusit name, its one of the most uniquely conceived hotels in Cairo.
Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers
Situated close to Cairo International Airport and boasting some 16 food and beverage outlets, the Fairmont Heliopolis is a go-to for both out-of-towners looking to make the best out of their stay in Cairo, and Cairenes looking to dine and drink in style.
Fairmont Nile City
With stunning Nile views and some of the best bars and restaurants to be found anywhere in the capital, Fairmont Nile City is a veritable hotspot of dining, entertainment and nightlife. Wrap that all up with world-class service and facilities and you have possibly the best hotel in the city.
Four Seasons First Residence
Unique in its capturing of both an intimate, almost boutique hotel vibe and a traditional sense of luxury, the Four Seasons First Residence in Giza offers outstanding service and hospitality, as well as several pockets of grandeur to be found in its outlets.
One of several Garden City Nile-side hotels, the InterContinental Semiramis offers top dining options led by an impressive and creative culinary team, while also boasting excellent service and world-class hospitality – things that have become trademarks of the enduring hotel.
JW Marriott Hotel
A popular wedding venue in the city, the JW Marriott enjoys a largely hushed existence in New Cairo – but that it no way reflects what awaits inside – one of the grandest and most lavish hotels you’ll find not only in Cairo, but in Egypt.
Kempinski Nile Hotel
Another hotel that proves that size isn’t the most important thing, Garden City’s Kempinski bares a chic and almost suave ambiance and aesthetic that translates into its service, amenities and facilities as a hotel with plenty of charcter.
Mena House Hotel
Many feared the future of one of the Egypt’s most famous hotels when Oberoi left it, but against all odds, the hotel found its footing and has returned to its former glory, offering a level of hospitality and service befitting of its awe-inspiring Pyramids-side location.
Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel
Judge not the Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel by its size; it might be small, but it packs a great punch, offering top service across its facilities, restaurants and bars that have made it a popular spot locals in the New Cairo area.
Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski
As one of the newest hotels to open in Cairo, the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski opened to plenty of fanfare and has certainly lived up to it, thanks to its unrivalled service and hospitality, as well as its top-quality outlets and favilities.
The Nile Ritz-Carlton
Another of the newer, shinier hotels around, the Nile Ritz-Carlton has brought a bit of class to its Downtown Cairo location and, in its relatively short life, has already proved to be one of the best hotels in the city.
For more information on the 2016 Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards, click here, where you can find all of this year's winners.