Hotels in Egypt
The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, on Egypt's Red Sea coast, has 84 suites set at the edge of a marine park with some of the best diving in the Middle East.
A beacon of conservation, this spare Berber-style hotel on the Siwa Oasis was constructed as part of a local sustainable-development plan.
Business-friendly resort in the Heliopolis district with classic Egyptian interiors and 400 acres of activity to keep the family busy, from the 27-hole golf course to the water park.
Scheduled to open on December 1, 2011, this 350-room property will be the only hotel that provides guests with direct access to all three terminals. And like all new Le Méridien hotels, interiors of the property will be curated by art world experts—expect unique pieces in all public spaces.
The Sofitel-managed property overlooking the Nile, near the temple of Luxor, was built in 1886 for European aristocracy.
Al Moudira—a baroque hotel fit for royalty, just a few miles south of the Valley of the Queens—incorporates materials salvaged from the corners of Egypt: stained glass lines the ceilings; frescoes and latticework adorn the arched walls; and 100-year-old wooden columns surround the swimming pool.
Part of Port Ghalib, a new three-hotel complex, The Palace—the grandest of the three properties—is modeled after a 12th-century citadel, with soaring ceilings and elaborate North African wrought-iron chandeliers. The 309 guest rooms look onto terraced gardens, a winding lagoon, and the Red Sea.
Popular with corporate travelers; all 617 rooms have terraces overlooking the Nile.
Room to Book: Odd-numbered rooms overlook the Nile and swimming pool.
Doubles from $299.
With what is perhaps the most coveted location in all of Egypt—on 40 lush acres in the shadow of Khufu or “Great” Pyramid in the Cairo suburbs—the Mena House started life in 1869 as a royal hunting lodge.
Aswan, a palm-fringed city an hour’s flight south of Cairo, saw glory in the 1950’s, when politicos and bold-faced names arrived to visit the Aswan Dam. But even during Egypt’s recent unrest, the peaceful destination remained out of the fray.