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Lotus Hotel

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Lotus Hotel

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In the mid-nineteenth century Egypts Khedive Ismail dreamed of building a Paris along the Nile.

Thankfully he did not demolish the existing city as was largely the case in Haussmanns Paris.

Instead he commissioned the finest architects of the age to erect a new city adjacent to the ancient city of a thousand minarets.

Cairos new European quarter boasted elegant buildings vast open squares parks and broad tree-lined avenues.

For many years the district was named Ismailia in honor of the Khedive.

Today it defines the center of modern downtown Cairo.

And while in the subsequent years the architectural masterpieces of the belle époque have been joined by creations in concrete glass and steel the captivating atmosphere of Ismails Cairo remains intact.

At its heart is the Lotus Hotel.

Located on one of the quarters main thoroughfares the famed Soliman Pasha Street (today Talaat Harb Street) the Lotus maintains an authentic art deco ambiance that dates to the founding of the

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