President and CEO of Marriott International Arne Sorenson reaffirmed the company’s interest in Egypt as “a major travel and tourism destination” during the US visit of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
“Since the slowdown in travel trends to Egypt after January 2011, Marriott International has never stopped supporting its properties in Egypt through its worldwide resources,” Marriot International said in an official statement. “This is backed by the hospitality company’s strong belief in the Egyptian market and its competitive edge over other major touristic and investment destinations”.
Marriott International operates six properties in Egypt that have a total of over 3,000 hotel rooms and around 5,000 staff members.
During his visit to the United States, Al-Sisi also met with US President Barack Obama where they discussed views on the “overall situation” in the Middle East. The meeting dealt with bilateral relations and ways of developing them in various fields in order to “achieve the common interests of the two countries and underline their strategic nature.”