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Hany Girgis
Waterford Marriott

PROFILE: Hany has worked as a concierge at the Waterford Marriott for the past seven years. Originally from Egypt, he immigrated to the United States in 1993. Hany met his wife, Betsy, at a Christian Church Camp in Egypt in 1989. He and Betsy have two children, Alex and Mia.

WHAT TO DO: Hany suggests that you try a variety of restaurants during your visit to OKC. If you feel like a steak, he recommends The Ranch Steakhouse near Britton & May Avenue. He is impressed by the high-level of service you receive at The Ranch Steakhouse.

If you prefer Italian, Hany recommends Bellini’s Ristorante at 63rd & Pennsylvania. He likes sitting outside on Bellini’s patio and watching the ducks. If you’re craving barbeque, Hany suggests Earl’s Rib Palace.

Interested in trying something new for breakfast? Hany recommends the omelet bar at the Waterford Marriott. He also suggests Beverly’s Pancake Corner on NW Expressway & Pennsylvania.

OKC is full of opportunities for families. One of Hany’s favorite attractions is the OKC Zoo. His suggests riding the train around the Zoo. Hany notes that children enjoy seeing all the animals, especially the giraffes, elephants, and monkeys.

If your family wants to see a movie, Hany recommends the films shown at the OmniDome. The movies change regularly. This past year, he really enjoyed the movie on the Nile River.

A concierge (pronounced kon-'syerzh) is the closest thing you can find to your own personal assistant in a fine hotel. The concierge in your hotel is there to make your stay in Oklahoma City more enjoyable and hassle-free. A Concierge can do more than call a cab. Through their contacts, locally, nationally, and internationally, a Concierge can:

  • Obtain dinner, events reservations and tickets when and where no one else can.
  • Set up itineraries for visiting business people.
  • Make suggestions for and help plan sightseeing by bus, car, driver, limousine, or on foot.
  • Provide access to secretarial and office services, including faxes, telexes and photocopies.
  • Arrange hair, barbering, nail and beauty appointments.
  • Call ahead to a store and have several outfits set aside if you guess wrong about the Oklahoma weather, then have your selections delivered.
  • Help families relocating to Oklahoma City obtain information on neighborhoods, schools, and homes.
  • Help with questions pertaining to other cities - you have a friend anywhere in the world where there is a Concierge.

The Concierge has grown to be a trusted resource in the finest hotels in the world. However, don't just take our word for it. Discover what a concierge can do by simply asking for assistance. You'll find that a concierge is capable of meeting the needs of every guest, no matter how discriminating. Concierges spread good will. Call a Concierge - they won't let you down! As the #1 visitor destination city in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City has lots to see and do and whether you visit the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Omniplex, National Bombing Memorial, our beautiful museums, or stroll along the River Walk in Bricktown, the concierge staff at your hotel is there to guide you.

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