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Vogue Reviews: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, Egypt

Photo: Courtesy Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo

The Lowdown

Travel through time and discover the world’s ancient wonders whilst in an oasis of your own. Whether you want a glimpse of the river Nile or a peek at the Great Pyramids, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence is perfectly placed to transport you through Egypt’s rich history in prestige style. Adorned with opulent botanical gardens and an open-air pool, the hotel is a calm and spacious haven amid Cairo’s bustling streets, living up to the Four Seasons name and offering tranquil experiences in iconic locations. And what’s more iconic than one of the ancient cities of the world?

Stylish Eats

Docked opposite to Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence is Cairo’s trendiest culinary destination. Yes, docked. Hop on board the First Nile Boat floating into a world of taste and comfort showcasing cuisines and flavors from all over the world. Boasting five restaurants, the boat includes a 3D immersive dining experience at Le Petit chef, a Greek taverna at Zoé, and a Pan-Asian cuisine with panoramic views of the Nile at Nairu. You will be spoilt for choice at this destination. A top pick has to be the tender Brazilian prime cuts at Xodó; open until midnight, the Brazilian grill is the perfect spot for a late-night dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo

Photo: Courtesy Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo

Suite Talk

Whether you are there on business or pleasure, this hotel is decked with 212 spacious guest rooms and 50 lavish suites, all with ornate yet soothing interiors inspired by Egypt’s French history. Rooms are complemented with breathtaking views of Cairo’s botanical gardens, and the infamous pyramids on a clear day. But the award for best room goes to the royal suite. Situated on the top floor, the suite offers breakfast in bed, a full marble bathroom and attentive staff on hand 24/7 — a suite truly fit for Cleopatra herself.

Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo

Photo: Courtesy Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo

Retreat Treats

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence offers a sanctuary of calmness that admits the hustle and bustle of Cairo. The hotel spa promises a serene and rejuvenating experience, where therapists minster Asian-inspired and tailor-made treatments to re-energize and restore your mind and body. The Thai massage is a perfect treatment after a busy day strolling the streets of Cairo, while the oil-free massage includes a series of positions to encourage the release of any energy blockages. However, our go-to has to be their Turkish Hammam. The treatment combines ancient Turkish rituals with contemporary sophistication, leaving your skin feeling soft with a natural glow that will last long after your stay.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo

Photo: Courtesy Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo

Insider’s Tip

One of the gems of the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence? The staff, who remain attentive and caring towards each guest. Be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s concierge team, who will go above and beyond to ensure you explore this ancient city of wonders like no one else. We suggest taking a sunrise trip to appreciate the city’s serene beauty at golden hour.

Vogue Verdict

A heavenly sanctuary in the midst of a lively city, Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo offers both historic experiences and modern comforts with serene interiors, trendy dining and unparalleled service.

For more information or reservations, please call +2 02 3567 2000

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