San Stefano Complex- Four Seasons Hotel

Alexandria, Egypt
Client:
San Stefano Real Estate Investment Company
Size:
400,000 m2 | 4,306,000 ft2
Completion:
2008
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

A storied name in Alexandria, San Stefano recalls the legendary 19th century hotel and casino that once graced the Corniche, the 15-kilometre walkway along Alexandria’s harbour on the Mediterranean. Winner of an international design competition, this luxury Four Seasons Hotel and mixed-use residential project revives the spirit of the original historic hotel and meeting place.

The curved forms of the complex’s 30-storey towers capture sea views. Their design interprets traditional Alexandrian elements in a contemporary architectural expression. Cradled between the towers is an infinity pool, its radiating circular geometry defining patterns of pergolas and furniture on the surrounding podium, and framing an iconic view of the sea beyond. Lush landscaping throughout the amenity areas marries the beauty of the site’s context with the building’s architectural design.

The hotel features 125 guest suites as well as amenities such as ballrooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, and luxury retail space, while the residential component of the project includes 880 apartments. The site also incorporates office space, cinemas, and parking.