Nile Ritz-Carlton

Cairo, Egypt
Misr Hotel Company
60,000 m2 | 645,000 ft2
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

Constructed in the 1960s, this iconic modernist 12-storey hotel was the fashionable meeting place of dignitaries and celebrities. Originally called the Nile Hilton, its location on El Corniche, the city’s prestigious Nile promenade, is unparalleled: neighbour to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the Arab League, and Tahrir Square.

The renovation of this landmark building called for a highly sensitive approach. WZMH adopted a strategy of preserving and rejuvenating, while adding new functions, to transform the historic edifice into a contemporary luxury hotel for Ritz-Carlton. The project includes a conference centre / banquet hall with multiple meeting rooms for up to 1,100 people, as well as new restaurants and a new spa. The hotel houses 325 renovated guest rooms along with underground parking. The renovation also incorporates a variety of landscaped open spaces and pools adjacent to the Nile, inviting guests to take advantage of Egypt’s warm climate.