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    Wake up to views of the Nile River

    Please tell us more about your business: I work on archaeological excavations in Israel and Egypt. I have a deep commitment to “public archaeology”—involving communities and schools in our investigations of the past—and to teaching with artifacts in museums, classrooms, and the field. – Jen Thum

    Photo: Sofitel Cairo
    Photo: Sofitel Cairo

    A trip to exotic Egypt practically requires a stay at the Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah, a 5-star luxury hotel on the banks of the sparkling Nile River. Nestled on the southern tip of El Gezirah Island, the hotel offers water views in three directions and is within walking distance of the Cairo Tower, Mokhtar Altitch Stadium and the Cairo Opera House. Each of the 433 rooms are outfitted with luxurious linens in restful neutrals that create a calming contrast with the blue waters of the nearby Nile. The hotel is in the heart of the city and about an hour’s drive from Cairo International Airport.

    With six on-site restaurants, four bars and the So Spa, dining and relaxation are easy to enjoy, especially amid the upscale decor inspired in equal parts by ancient Egypt and colonial France. The hotel is also near business, shopping and restaurant districts, though it’s also easy to book tours of the famous Giza pyramids and other ancient Egyptian treasures through the concierge.

    Rates range from $176 per night for a single room to $942 per night for the Imperial Suite. Online booking is available. Follow on Instagram.

    Address: 3 El Thawra Council St. Zamalek, Downtown, P.O. Box 732, El Orman Giza, 11518 – Cairo, EGYPT
    Phone: (+20)2/27373737

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