Anyone who’s hosted a conference will attest to the fact that it’s about much more than picking a clean room. You need a hotel with enough available space for all of your attendees, and the local availability of decent meals or refreshments being served is key. If you’re presenting digital materials, equipment is another concern.
Furthermore, you want to host in an area where attendees won’t mind spending their off hours, and transportation is readily available. In Cairo, there are some great hotels that can help with all of the above, and we’ve picked three of the best.
1. The Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir
Attendees can enjoy the action in Tahrir Square when they’re not getting down to business at the Steigenberger. It’s perfectly positioned near the Cairo International Airport, the Cairo International Conference Center, and the Cairo Opera House.
For meetings, the Steigenberger offers half a dozen meeting rooms which come in a range of sizes for your specific needs. There are breakout rooms available if you want to split your group off for particular portions of the meeting, as well as a reception area, plenty of equipment, and a cocktail room.
There’s also staff on site to help plan your meeting, as well as numerous package options for your specific needs.
2. The JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
The JW Marriott Hotel Cairo consistently ranks among the best in the region for business, and for many good reasons. With more than 400 guest rooms, access to golf, and close proximity to the airport, the Marriott quickly becomes a home base for business when you’re on the road.
If you want to host a great number of people, this is your top pick. The Tutankhamen room can hold up to 2,000 guests, and this is just one of more than 30 rooms available at the hotel for your conference.
There’s also catering, a full-service business center, and an on-site AV technician. Your attendees will be impressed by the décor of many of these meeting rooms, replete with crystal chandeliers. Elsewhere in the hotel, guests can enjoy – among other amenities – a water park, a spa, and various dining establishments.
3. The Ramses Hilton
Small to medium-sized groups who want as much pleasure as they do business will get both out of the Ramses Hilton. Located on the River Nile, the Ramses Hilton boasts its own casino for after-hours fun, while the Egyptian Museum is just a five-minute trip away.
In addition, visitors have access to office rentals and secretarial services. There are seven function rooms which you can augment with the rental of video and audio equipment. If you want to host a rather large group, opt for a time when the Grand Ballroom is available, where 800 attendees can be accommodated.
No matter which hotel you choose, make sure it ticks all of the right boxes before you book. Ample rooms, helpful staff, food, and technology are all vital to pulling off a great business event. Plus, holding a conference in Cairo means there’ll always be interesting attractions within minutes of your meeting.