Frank Nicholson designs The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced the scheduled opening of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo. The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation while retaining many of the original features.

Located between the Nile and Tahrir Square, the hotel will be close to Cairo's key attractions and landmarks, including the Arab League Headquarters and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the King Tut exhibition. In addition, the nearby Qasr El Nile Bridge will link the hotel to the Cairo Opera House.

When it opens, the hotel will have 331 rooms housing modern facilities including an Olympic-size pool with 17 private cabanas. The accommodations and interiors, all designed by Frank Nicholson, will feature Egyptian influences. In particular, the 50 suites, including the elite Royal and Presidential suites, will feature Nile views.

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The property will include a spa, as well as a spa terrace overlooking the Nile. 

The hotel's meetings and conference facilities will include the Alf Leila wa Leila Ballroom, another original feature of the hotel, designed for weddings of a grand scale. In addition, a new conference center offers avant-garde conference spaces including a 18,299-square-foot conference hall.

The property will also have various dining venues.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 88 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International.