Egypt has unveiled a newly-formed brand for a collection of nine of its most iconic hotels to be known as the ‘Historic Hotels of Egypt’.The luxury properties, situated across Egypt, will get an investment of US$368 million over the next three years to preserve and protect them as historic landmarks for future generations.
The Historic Hotels of Egypt, owned by the Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH), a subsidiary of the Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels and Cinema (HOTAC), have been recognised for their historical or architectural significance, or their interesting story behind them – many were popular with key figures over the years including Sir Winston Churchill, Princess Diana and Agatha Christie.
HOTAC and EGOTH will renovate 1,277 existing rooms and construct 320 new rooms across the nine properties.
The Historic Hotels of Egypt include:
- The Cairo Marriott Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino: a former royal palace built in 1869
- Mena House Oberoi: located at the foot of the great Pyramid and built in 1869
- The Shepheard Hotel: at the centre of Cairo’s cultural life and history since it was founded in 1841
- The Nile Ritz Carlton Cairo
- The Old Cataract, Aswan
- The Winter Palace, Luxor: a grand colonial style hotel built in 1886
- The Luxor Hotel: set in an area described as the world’s largest outdoor museum
- The Palestine Hotel, Alexandria: boasts one of the most prominent locations on the Mediterranean and was specially built and furnished within six months to host the Arab League Summit in the early 50s
- Cecil Hotel, Alexandria: a British colonial gem built in 1929
For further information on the Historic Hotels of Egypt collection visit www.historichotelsofegypt.com