KEMPINSKI NILE HOTEL, GARDEN CITY CAIRO DEBUTS ON THE BANKS OF THE FAMED NILE RIVER
Cairo’s First Luxury Boutique Hotel Opens with “Artistic Flair”
July 7th marked the long awaited debut of The Kempinski Nile Hotel, located on the banks of the famed Nile River. Under the direction of the Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Mr. Zoheir Garahah, the hotel opened its doors following a symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony witnessed by high profile guests, country officials and various dignitaries.
(In photos:- Ulrich Eckhardt, Abdelsalam El Mahgoub, Reto Witwer, CEO and President for Kempinski Hotels; Sahar Talaat Moustafa and HE Zuhair Garanah, Minister of Tourism, Egypt)
Situated in one of the most prestigious locations within the bustling Garden City district of Cairo, the Kempinksi Nile Hotel offers guests a luxurious European-style retreat, while evoking the true essence of the Egyptian culture that is just steps from the hotel grounds.
To commemorate the debut, the Kempinski Nile Hotel is offering a special opening promotional rate of EUR 200 (or approximately USD$256.00) for a luxurious Madina or Nile guestroom. This exclusive rate is available through September 30, 2010 and is based on availability.
Reto Wittwer, the CEO and President for Kempinski Hotels says, ‘‘We are thrilled to debut such an impressive property in Cairo on the banks of the Nile River, as we have for some time been attracted to this exciting city. Along with TMG, our sturdy partner, we share the same vision of offering authentic traditions combined with European sophistication and hospitality that will not only enhance but also provide something new in Cairo.’’
Meticulously designed by world-renowned French architect Pierre Yves Rochon, the 191-room hotel sets a new standard for celebrating Egypt’s time-honored culture, while evoking a true sense of refined luxury and elegance. The 137-rooms and 54-suites have an air of relaxed European charm, contemporary in style, with state-of-the-art technology and a private balcony allowing guests to watch as the legendary Nile flows past. The opulent murals adorning the walls throughout the hotel, coupled with calming neutral colors, add a touch of sophisticated simplicity and modern luxury.
General Manager Fuat Koroglu says, ‘‘As we approached the hotel’s opening day, you could sense a tangible air of excitement particularly among the highly motivated and very enthusiastic management team. Each member of our team is well versed in their specialist field and fully understands the expectations of the clients and, most importantly, the values of the Kempinski brand.’’
The hotel’s culinary approach is in keeping with Kempinski’s philosophy of “simple things done beautifully.” The rooftop dining destination of Floor 10 offers a new level of dining in Cairo with contemporary French cuisine with artistic creations and flavors, while the Osmanly, inspired by the Ottoman Empire, offers guests classic and savory Turkish cuisine. Finally, the unique ‘Blue’ Restaurant serves a selection of international cuisine with no official set menu, as it caters to individual tastes and preferences by preparing fresh market cuisine tailored to meet each guest’s requests.
The hotel also offers its guests a number of exciting, refined and relaxing bars and lounges. Chocolate Lounge allow guests to indulge in a special chocolate menu, while Floor 10-Jazz Bar serves as the city’s new “see and be seen” venue. The roof top bar affords invigorating and breathtaking views across the Nile while the allows gets to relax with the hotel’s very own Shisha butler blending the finest Lebanese blends of traditional to the most unusual Shisha.
Finally, after a long day of exploring the vibrant city of Cairo, guests can relax and indulge in the hotel’s world-class spa and wellness center with services ranging from soothing massages to facials and beauty services.
The Kempinski Nile Hotel will be the first boutique hotel in Cairo to delicately combine classic European flair with local Egyptian charm, providing a unique hotel experience unlike any other in this vibrant city.
For more information and reservations, please visit www.kempinski.com/en/cairo or contact your local travel agent.
Kempinski name is proudly born by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski has built its reputation on the belief that exclusivity and individuality are key elements of true luxury. Each year, an increasing number of guests come to appreciate these qualities, as Kempinski adds new hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. While this growth reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand, the collection will remain a limited one, where exclusivity can be nurtured and individuality can flourish.
Kempinski is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. Global Hotel Alliance is the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands. It uses a common technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its members, while offering enhanced recognition and service to customers across all brands. GHA currently comprises of Anantara, First, Kempinski, Leela, Mirvac, Marco Polo, Omni, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL, Shaza, The Doyle Collection and Tivoli, encompassing nearly 300 upscale and luxury hotels with over 65,000 rooms across 48 different countries.
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