Rocco Forte to relaunch Cairo hotel

The Rocco Forte Collection plans to relaunch the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo as a five-star 275-room property in 2012.

Rocco Forte to relaunch Cairo hotel
Rocco Forte to relaunch Cairo hotel

The 279-room hotel is located along the River Nile in the heart of Cairo, and will be closed for renovations from December 2010.

Rocco Forte and Family chairman and chief executive Sir Rocco Forte said: "Any company serious about this [Middle East and North Africa] region needs to be represented in Cairo and we have secured one of the very best locations in the city."

The Rocco Forte Collection is due to open hotels in Abu Dhabi and Jeddah in 2010 and a resort in Marrakech in 2011.

 

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