Grand Hyatt launches riverboat on the Nile
THE Grand Hyatt Cairo’s Marquise, the Nile’s latest private yacht, provides a regal new dining and entertainment experience upon the Nile.
The sleek 73 meter-long, 14 metre-wide, custom-designed riverboat features capacious and elegantly outfitted interiors interconnected through an elegant foyer, spiral staircases and a panoramic glass elevator in the heart of the vessel.
Marquise offers relaxation and entertainment every evening, whether docked alongside Grand Hyatt Cairo’s terrace or during its daily lunch and dinner cruises up and down the Nile between Cairo and Helwan, 30 kilometres to the south of the Egyptian capital.
“There is nothing more relaxing, luxurious and exhilarating than a dinner cruise down the Nile, floating upon the ancient River of Heaven as the Pharaohs once did,” says Grand Hyatt Cairo general manager Garry Friend. “No visit to Cairo is truly complete without this evocative and serene experience. Marquise will provide our guests with superb cuisine as they traverse one of the world’s most ancient and majestic rivers.”
Marquise features distinct outlets designed to satisfy a variety of entertainment and dining cravings. The 120-seater Baccarat restaurant in the forward section of the boat serves European and Oriental favourites in a classical oriental setting complete with vibrant brocades, heavy wood furniture and richly textured carpets. The memorable venue offers lavish buffets of international delicacies during its daily lunch cruises and nightly dinner cruises accompanied by a selection of fine wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition, cruises feature a live oriental entertainment show including a belly dancer, singer, and full band.
The 50-cover Moon Light open-air deck on the boat’s upper level caters to late-night revellers with soft melodies. The outdoor terrace can be reached via the riverboat’s spiral staircase or panoramic elevator. In harmony with the softly echoing tide, guests of Moon Light will be treated to a soothing mix of background music.
In addition to its regular attractions, those seeking an original and elegant event venue should keep in mind that Marquise can also be reserved for private receptions throughout the day and night.
The Grand Hyatt Cairo was named Egypt’s leading hotel at the World Travel Awards 2005. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements found in all sectors of the global travel industry. The award is granted based on voting which is cast by travel agents in over 200 countries around the world. This is the world’s most comprehensive travel awards ceremony, with trophies awarded in all areas of the industry, and broadcasted globally by BBC World.