Egypt’s historic Al Alamein Hotel opens after extensive retrofit
Located in Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, a northern city on the Mediterranean coast, just west of Alexandria, the Al Alamein Hotel retains was originally built in the 1960s and has been renovated to blend “vintage charm with contemporary style, evoking a sense of nostalgia of the golden age of Egyptian music and cinema”, according to a statement released by Emaar.
“The refurbishment of Al Alamein Hotel provides an example of our determination to offer a hotel that is on par with, or rather superior to, world-class resorts,” said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar. “We strive for nothing less than the highest global standards for our customers and our developments in Egypt including Al Alamein Hotel, which renovation costs totaled EGP 1.5 billion.”
Throughout the hotel, unique art pieces decorate various spaces. These include black and white images of Egypt’s most celebrated actors and singers that are showcased, as well as the Umbrellas sculpture by Greek artist George Zongolopoulos, which offers a reinterpretation of Abdel Halim Hafez’ classic ‘Dokko Elshamasy’.
The hotel is also home to a wide collection of art works and sculptures by local and global artists, including an iconic mosaic mural of late legendary Egyptian singer Om Kolthoum and another one featuring colourful ancient boats.