Mandarin Oriental to debut in Cairo, Egypt

Mandarin Oriental to debut in Cairo, Egypt

One of the city’s historic properties will re-open as Mandarin Oriental Shepheard, Cairo

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced a management agreement to rebrand Cairo’s Shepheard Hotel. This will be the Group’s first hotel in Egypt and marks the expansion of the brand’s portfolio in the region.

The Shepheard Hotel first opened its doors in 1841 and remains a landmark in the city. A comprehensive renovation of the property is already underway with Paris-based interior designer, Sybille de Margerie tasked with preserving the building’s heritage while enhancing the facilities and services.  

Situated on the eastern shore of The Nile river, in the heart of downtown Cairo, the property will feature 188 rooms and 88 suites, many with balconies, offering views over the city, the Nile and Gezira island.

The hotel is ideally located to explore the city’s renowned attractions such as the Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Souq and Al-Azhar Mosque.

Mandarin Oriental Shepheard, Cairo will house five restaurants and bars, including a rooftop restaurant and a club lounge. The hotel will also offer function spaces, including a rooftop ballroom

Additional onsite facilities include a spa with eight treatment suites that offer tailored treatments. Guests will also have access to an indoor lap pool, a rooftop swimming pool, a beauty salon, a fitness centre and a kids’ club.


Speaking about the upcoming property, Mandarin Oriental group chief executive James Riley said: “We’re delighted to extend Mandarin Oriental’s renowned levels of hospitality into Egypt and to work with Al Sharif Group Holding on bringing this iconic and historic hotel back to life. The project presents an ideal opportunity to further grow our brand in the Middle East & Africa, and we look forward to creating many unique experiences for our guests.

“Mandarin Oriental is an award-winning international brand, renowned for its exemplary service and attention to detail” said Mr Nawaf Faiz Al-Sharif, President of Al-Sharif Group. “They are the ideal partner for this unique project, and we look forward to working together on enhancing Cairo’s appeal and creating the most sophisticated luxury hotel in the city.”

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