Among the many architectural treasures and cultural hubs that make up the hotels found throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Marriott Mena House, Cairo has been recognized as one of the best hotels in the world - a ruling made by the people at world-renowned travel magazine Travel + Leisure's annual World's Best Awards survey in 2022. Each year, the readers of Travel + Leisure — the largest travel media brand in the United States, with an audience of 4.8 million readers — vote for their favorite destinations, city hotels, resorts, and more in World’s Best Awards survey.
Originally built as a hunting lodge nicknamed the 'Mud Hut' for Khedive Ismail Pasha in 1869, the building was sold as a private residence in 1883 before opening as a hotel in 1886. It had been named 'The Mena House' after King Mena, the ancient ruler who established the first Egyptian dynasty.
Located in the shadow of the Great Pyramids of Giza and among beautifully manicured gardens, Marriott Mena House, Cairo is an oasis of elegance and luxury and has been the choice of distinguished guests ever since it opened. With more than a century's worth of history, the Mena House has hosted some of the most well-known names of their time, including Prince Albert Victor of Wales in 1889, Winston Churchill in 1914, and President Richard Nixon in 1974. Generations of celebrities have also taken their stay at the hotel, including Agatha Christie, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin and Roger Moore.
Set amidst 40 acres of verdant gardens, this stunning hotel offers 331 plush rooms and suites offering spectacular views of the mighty Giza Pyramids and the surrounding lush greenery. Guests can savor a variety of international and ethnic cuisines in 139 Pavilion, Moghul Room and Alfredo restaurant.
Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated pool, a Health Club and Saray Spa. The hotel also offers over 1400 square meters of elegantly appointed indoor meeting spaces and over 8700 square meters of sprawling outdoor venues, ideal for gala receptions, elaborate weddings as well as intimate gatherings.
The hotel was acquired by Marriott International in 2018, and has since undergone extensive renovations in addition to offering guests a unique brand experience in this iconic location. Guests can now enjoy an elevated guest experience through innovative services, seamlessly delivered with the warm and professional Marriott Hotels standards, for which the brand has come to be globally renowned.
What is more, guests of the hotel can enroll in Marriott International’s loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy which allows them easier access across the portfolio with more value and choice. And if they are already members, they can benefit from the different categories of rewards available including MClub executive services.
With its mesmerizing location, signature services and bespoke experiences, a stay at the hotel promises to be a journey that will inspire new insights and make travel more enriching.