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Four Seasons Luxor Resort Hotel

Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Client:
Talaat Moustafa Group Holding Company (TMG)
Completion:
2014

Located on the east bank of the Nile near such Egyptian landmarks as the Luxor Temple and the colonial-era Winter Palace Hotel, the Four Seasons Luxor Resort Hotel is inspired by the rich history of its ancient context. The building design interprets elements of Pharaonic architecture in a modernist idiom. Its architectural language draws inspiration from classical Egyptian columns, beams and inclined wall planes in a contemporary composition, with “battered” walls clad in limestone and teak wood details throughout.

Located next to the Nile pedestrian promenade, the hotel comprises two wings housing 201 hotel rooms, anchored by a central porte-cochère and lobby, and flanked by landscaped terraces, gardens and pools that cascade down the embankment. Next to the lobby, a piano and cigar bar spill out onto an outdoor patio. At grade, the hotel wing amenities include specialty restaurants, cabanas and ballrooms, kitchens and some ground-level hotel rooms.

Most guest suites in the upper floors enjoy the west-facing “sunset” view across the Nile of the farmland along its rich river valley, the desert and the distant Valley of the Kings, resting place of the Pharaohs. The central presidential suite and upper floor end suites have private access to the rooftop above.