Mena House Egypt

Mena House

  The Mena House presented us with a remarkable challenge — we had to verify its opening date which appeard to be wrong (1865?). We unearthed its true opening date, had to alter the published date from 1865 to 1896, and came across some...

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The Nile Egypt

The Nile

Flying under the flag of Hilton, "Conrad Hilton's 'Jewel on the Nile' opened with great fanfare and a cast of several Hollywood celebrities and journalists ..." (press text, 1959) The Nile welcomed all Egypt's VIP visitors. Heads of States, film s...

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Ghezireh Palace (Cairo Marriott) Egypt

Ghezireh Palace (Cairo Marriott)

The Ghezireh Palace was the former Palace of Khedive Ismail and consists of three palaces of unrivalled beauty, surrounded by gardens, containing many choice tropical plants, grottoes, fountains and miniature lakes, the whole covering an area of upwa...

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Winter Palace Egypt

Winter Palace

With the opening of the Luxor Hotel in 1886/7 the nobility of Europe arrived at Luxor to visit the nearby Valley of the Kings. 20 years later the Winter Palace - under the same management company - was opened. "One is immediately struck by the Victor...

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Old Cataract Egypt

Old Cataract

Built in 1899, under the impulse of Thomas Cook, The Old Cataract opened in January 1900. It is an architectural jewel. The exterior is typical of the late Victorian era, while on the inside the hotel exudes a rich arabesque feel with lavishly decora...

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