Where: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, 35 Giza Street, P.O. Box 663, 12612, Cairo, Egypt
The Lowdown: A palatial sanctuary of hospitality in the heart of Cairo, this Four Seasons hotel boasts stunning views of the pyramids, botanical gardens, and zoological gardens. Located on the west bank of the Nile, in the Giza District, the boutique hotel is an hour’s drive away from the Great Pyramids, and is ideal for those looking to explore the historical city.
Stylish Eats: For a true taste of Arabia, dine at Aura. Start with an assortment of traditional hot and cold mezze, before sampling Arabic grills and seafood delicacies. You can also expect popular local desserts, including kunafa and baklava, so leave some room. After dinner, take a seat at the stunning terrace to absorb the gorgeous vistas.
Tea Lounge – Large stained-glass windows draw guests into the decadent Tea Lounge, where a talented pianist sets the mood. Indulge in an array of exquisite French pastries, handmade macarons, and Valrhona chocolates. Those with a savoury tooth can enjoy the fresh salads and mini sandwiches.
La Gourmandise – Situated in the heart of the First Mall, La Gourmandise is a unique, French-inspired brasserie offering an exciting Mediterranean-influenced menu. Specialties include macarons, brick-oven pizza, fresh seafood and pastries.
Suite Talk: The First Residence offers 262 luxury rooms and 50 suites, some of which have undergone soft renovation and pay homage to the French Empire in their elegant décor.
Located on the highest floor, the Royal Suite is a state-of-the-art living area that redefines luxury. The penthouse suite boasts a private dining area that can host up to 10 guests, as well a master bedroom that showcases a bespoke walk-in closet. It also comes with a 52-inch LCD satellite television, iMac computer, DVD player, and Bose music system, ensuring you can leave all your tech equipment at home.
The suite also boasts three marble bathrooms with steam showers, 22-inch LCD TV screens, and complimentary Bvlgari amenities, allowing guests to enjoy a spa-worthy experience in the privacy of their own room. With 24-hour staff available at your beck and call, you can be sure you’ll want for nothing during your stay.
Insider’s Tip: Exquisite views of the Nile and pyramids are the hotel’s show-stopping element. Book in advance so you can be sure to enjoy a room which guarantees you stunning panoramic views of the ancient city.
Vogue Verdict: The hotel offers a opulent stay with exquisite, traditional dining options as well as entertainment, such as The First Mall, Egypt’s designer shopping destination which features more than 40 designer boutiques. If you want to see the pyramids in style, look no further.