Al Alamein Hotel Finally Reopens Its Doors After Some Serious Revamping!
After Emaar Hospitality Group’s makeover decision, the North Coast’s sumptuous Al Alamein hotel just opened its door to the public once again. The opening event was on the 16th of July, 2018 and was attended by Minister of Tourism, H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, among other VIP guests, top media persons, and public figures.
After the place got officially revamped, it’s not too much to say that it has definitely earned a high rank amongst the finest resorts along the Mediterranean. The historic place might still be overlooking the same breathtaking view of Sidi Abdel Rahman bay, but the new retro-modern fusion will definitely take you back to the glorious 1960s, when the resort first opened. As you walk through the lobby, you’ll pass by an astonishing collection of black and white photographs on display. Those photos of Egypt’s most celebrated classical singers and actors will ring bells of nostalgia dating back to the golden age of Egyptian music and cinema.
Another impressive addition is that the hotel has now become to the renowned Umbrellas sculpture by Greek artist, Geoge Zongolopoulos. The magnificent steel structure stretching 13 meters up high in the sky is one of the most photographed modern sculptures worldwide. The artwork garnered massive attention worldwide when it was first displayed at the Venice Biennale in 1995, but now, it has found a home in this must-go beach destination. Moreover, the hotel also hosts a wide selection of artworks and sculptures by various local and international artists. Among those stands the iconic mosaic mural of the legendary, Om Kalthoum, and another featuring colorful ancient boats.
One must say, the interiors blending vintage charm with contemporary style are quite impressive. They really reflect how much the whole place is rich with heritage. “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. The renovations for those high global standards cost Emaar a total of EGP 1.5 billion according to Al Abbar.
Al Alamein hotel is only a part of a thriving residential and touristic community Emaar is currently developing in Marassi. The community includes several hotels such as Vida Marassi Marina; which features 353 rooms and suites, and The Address Marassi Beach Resort; which features 435 rooms. On the other hand, The Address Golf and Spa; which features 161-rooms, will open its doors by 2020. Eventually, Marassi will be home to seven luxury hotels with a total number of 3,000 rooms.