Egypt s Court of Cassation building. Photo courtesy of Egypt s Court of Cassation website.
The top appeals court commuted the death sentence against the six defendants to 10-year and life imprisonment sentences and five-year sentences against eight others.
It also acquitted 12 other defendants after overturning their sentence in the same case.
The verdict comes nearly two years after a Giza Criminal Court sentenced the six defendants in 2019 to death.
The attack in question was orchestrated on a tourist bus outside the hotel that did not result in any casualties. The attempt, however, was claimed by Islamic State affiliate Ansar Beit Al-Maqdes nonetheless.
The Ministry of Interior said the attack, which involved a group of people hurling fireworks, was aimed at security forces guarding the hotel.