Emaar completes $84m face-lift of historic Al Alamein Egypt hotel

Al Alamein Hotel is part of a residential and tourist community that Emaar is developing in Marassi

Al Alamein Hotel.
Al Alamein Hotel.

The historic Al Alamein Hotel has officially reopened after a major facelift by Emaar Hospitality Group .

Situated in Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay in Egypt, the hotel's refurbished interiors are a throwback to the 1960s, when the resort first opened.

"The refurbishment of Al Alamein Hotel provides an example of our determination to offer a hotel that is on a par with, or rather superior to, world-class resorts," said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar.

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"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 totalled EGP1.5 billion ($84 million)," he added.

The hotel is home to the renowned Umbrellas sculpture by Greek artist George Zongolopoulos, a poetic structure which is one of the most photographed modern sculptures worldwide and was first displayed at the Venice Biennale in 1995.

The hotel also boasts a collection of art works and sculptures by a large number of local and global artists, including an iconic mosaic mural of late legendary Egyptian singer Om Kolthoum.

Al Alamein Hotel is part of a residential and tourist community that Emaar is developing in Marassi, the company's flagship Mediterranean landmark in Egypt.

These include several hotels already launched such as Vida Marassi Marina, Address Marassi Beach Resort and Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa. Marassi will be home to seven luxury hotels with up to 3,000 rooms.

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