Cairo has long been nicknamed the 'City of a Thousand Minarets'. Centrally located in the region, our capital has seen steady architectural growth over the ages that has established it as a regional powerhouse in terms of construction and urban development. But over the last couple of centuries, new kinds of developments were introduced to our ever-growing city; hotels. With literally thousands of them scattered around every corner of our busy metropolis, it gets quite challenging to make a distinction between the good, the bad, and the very special. All the reason why we couldn't have been more excited by the opening of the iconic Nile Ritz-Carlton in the heart of the city just two years ago.

But with all the glamorous events and luxury treats at this luxurious Nile-front property it's hard to believe it's only been two years, it definitely feels like the Nile Ritz-Carlton has been serving up glamour in Cairo for decades. During this seemingly short time, the sumptuous hotel has revolutionised how Egyptians wine, dine, and ravel in luxury once and for all. From planning extra special weddings and conferences in one of the biggest variety of conference and event halls in the city to serving up Cairo's most authentic international and Italian dishes at the now-famous Vivo restaurant, the strategically-located establishment has carved a special place in the city's luxury scene.Being the destination for the the city's glitterati is no news for the prestigious establishment; for since it originally opened its doors in the late 1950s, the historic hotel has become a destination for celebrities and royals from all around the world throughout the 2nd half of the 20th century; think Elizabeth Taylor; Frank Sinatra; even his holiness Pope Francis who enjoyed a hearty Italian feast prepared by the Italian chef De Cuisine of Vivo restaurant, which was prepared at the pontiff's own request. 

The glitterati brunchin' at Vivo

It's not just about fine wining and dining that's the talk of the town at the Nile Ritz-Carlton though, the hotel is also now a fixture destination for the city's night crawlers and party gurus who gather to shake things up at the unmatched rooftop bar Nox after soaking up the sensational relaxation offered at the top-notch spa, which offers meditative therapies and treatments inspired by ancient Egyptian wellness techniques.

Nile Ritz-Carlton Spa

There might be a thousand and one hotels in Cairo, but there's only one offering this exquisite range of services that cater to every taste, always in luxury, and it's called the Nile Ritz-Carlton.

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