Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan

The five star Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan is one of Egypt's most well-known and historical hotels.

Situated in a distinct location on the edge of the Nile Valley and the Nubian Desert, the 19th-century hotel is famous for its luxury and for welcoming prominent guests including Kings and Prime Ministers.

ACC were contracted for the refurbishment and complete renovation of the hotel. Due to the historic nature of the property, the project was undertaken very sensitively and all work was monitored by the Authority of Archaeology.

Now Managed by the Sofitel luxury hotel brand ¬†and divided into two different yet equally luxurious sections, the hotel provides its guests with varying experiences. The Palace wing, comprised of 76 rooms including 45 suites, preserves the property’s historical charm with Byzantine-style striped arches and other similar, traditional touches. Contemporary and elegantly appointed, The Nile wing’s 62 rooms including 37 suites feature private balconies and guest bathrooms overlooking the Nile River.

A full-service resort, the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan features the So SPA and four restaurants including the legendary 1902, a dining room famous for its Qualaun crypt and outstanding decor. French interior designer Sybille de Margerie resurrected the mythic luxury of the property while conserving its original beauty by combining Victorian, Middle Eastern and French styles.