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Mandarin Oriental to open its first property in Cairo

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced a management agreement to rebrand the historic Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.

Shepheard Hotel, opened in 1841, is a landmark in Cairo well known by the local community and internationla travelers. A comprehensive renovation of the property is already underway by Sybille de Margerie, a Paris-based interior designer, whose mission is to preserving the building’s heritage design while enhancing the facilities and services.

Upon completion, the hotel will re-open as Mandarin Oriental Shepheard, Cairo in 2024. Situated on the eastern shore of The Nile river, the property will feature 188 rooms and 88 suites, many with balconies, providing views over the city, the Nile and Gezira island. The hotel provides easy access to city’s renowned attractions as well as the river, key commercial buildings, restaurants and cafés.

Mandarin Oriental Shepheard, Cairo will feature five restaurants and bars, including a rooftop restaurant, and an exclusive club lounge. The property will also offer expansive function spaces, including a rooftop ballroom, to host conferences and social gatherings of all sizes. The offer is completed by a spa and wellness facilities including an indoor lap pool, a rooftop swimming pool, a beauty salon, fitness centre and a kid’s club.

Al Sharif for Tourism and Hotels, an Egyptian Closed Joint Stock Company, is the project developer of this new Mandarin Oriental hotel. 

We are delighted to extend Mandarin Oriental’s renowned levels of hospitality into Egypt and to work with Al Sharif Group Holding on bringing this iconic and historic hotel back to life. The project presents an ideal opportunity to further grow our brand in the Middle East & Africa, and we look forward to creating many unique experiences for our guests. 

James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental 

Mandarin Oriental is an award-winning international brand, renowned for its exemplary service and attention to detail. They are the ideal partner for this unique project, and we look forward to working together on enhancing Cairo’s appeal and creating the most sophisticated luxury hotel in the city. 

Nawaf Faiz Al-Sharif, President of Al-Sharif Group

Mandarin Oriental Shepheard, Cairo, is the Group’s first hotel in Egypt. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group aims to expand its portfolio in the region thus this new property marks the starting point of its development strategy.

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