Most travelers come to Cairo to soak up the sun, visit the pyramids, and get immersed in the city’s culture. However, Cairo is also a global center of business, and many travelers regularly pour into the city to attend high profile events and meetings. If you’re traveling to Cairo for business, you’ll need a hotel that will let you sleep well, entertain clients, and get your work done efficiently — with all the necessary trappings. Here are our picks for the top business hotels in Cairo.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Nile Plaza
While many luxury travelers love this location, it’s also well-suited for business travelers. The hotel is located near the historic mansions of Garden cities — a prime spot for getting around the city. There are 264 rooms and over 20,000 square feet of space for meetings and events for large crowds. The space includes a massive ballroom, a business center and five boardrooms. Six onsite restaurants provide for perfect evenings without leaving the hotel and can cater for large banquets held at the hotel. There’s also fabulous amenities for relaxing on site, including a top-notch spa, steam room, Jacuzzi and hot sauna.
Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis
Business travelers looking for a little extra luxury will enjoy this swanky hotel by the Nile. It’s located in short walking distance to the diplomatic and business areas of Cairo, along with the Egyptian Museum and bazaars, making it convenient for most people coming into the city. There are 11 meeting, banqueting and reception rooms on site that can accommodate anywhere between 10 and 1300 people. The hotel specializes in having insider concierges that can get you virtually anything you want in the city, including setting up meetings with local speakers and delegates on your behalf. Guests will also love the gigantic rooftop pool, 12 onsite restaurants, and Nile terrace — perfect for having a sundowner.
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Located in the Zamalek district, this hotel might look like a leisure resort at first glance due to its lush palace gardens and swimming pool, but it just so happens to be one of the best business hotels in the city. This is especially true if you’re hosting a big event, as there are 1,087 rooms and 15 onsite restaurants to entertain guests. The hotel also features a whopping 21 event venues, over 35,000 square feet of event space, a full business center, and three balconies that overlook the gardens — fantastic for hosting small cocktail parties. A large gym, tennis court, and spacious pool make it easy to keep up your workout routine. Oh yeah, there’s always the casino if you’d like to splurge a bit.
Raddison Blu Heliopolis
Travelers wanting to get in and out of the city quickly should consider this stunning hotel from the Raddison Blu brand. It’s located just 3 kilometers from the airport, making short stays in the city super easy. The 427 rooms at the hotel are decidedly upscale and include modern decor, speedy WiFi, and your choice of daily newspapers. Be sure to get a business class room for extra work space and features. There are a total of eight meeting rooms on site that can host all sizes of conferences. Radisson Blu can also help you set up large events with its full day delegate package that includes free WiFi for all attendees, banquet style lunches and any necessary materials needed to make it go smoothly.
Kempinski Nile Hotel
Business travelers looking for the best in refinement on their trip will love the Kempinski, a brand known across the world for its luxurious accommodations. It’s located on the eastern bank of the Nile River, giving guests outstanding convenience to the city’s business centers and top amenities. Decor at the hotel features Egyptian charm along with some sophisticated European flair that will surely impress any guests. The location is better for having smaller conferences than the others on our list, as there are just 137 rooms on site. However, the smaller boutique size allows Kempinski to give a more personal touch to business travelers, such as three stylish private rooms for business meetings and a luxurious ballroom for medium-sized conferences. There’s also four restaurants on site, including a sleek jazz bar, an Egyptian-styled restaurant, and a chocolate lounge.
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This article was originally published on October 22, 2015.