Fresh Picks features the latest luxury properties admitted into the Kiwi Collection. This week, we walk like an Egyptian through Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.
What: Late last year the hotel reopened after a three-year reno, and while it’s a ways from Alexandria where Cleopatra reigned, it’s fit for a pharaoh. To suit those with classical tastes, there are 76 suites in the Old Palace Wing, and for guests keen on contemporary, there are the 62 more modern rooms in the newer Nile Wing. There are eight restaurants and bars to dine in, including 1902, the hotel’s signature restaurant serving French cuisine under an awe-inspiring Arabian dome ceiling. Their new So Spa features a three-room hammam, eight treatment rooms and a pool.