Marriott Mena House Hotel

One of the historic Giza hotels in the world is located on the pyramid road outside Cairo.

Mena House has played host to many kings and emperors, Heads of State, and celebrities, with its own rich history, one of the unique hotels in Egypt. Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant gardens located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is shown in luxurious interiors with designs, handcrafted furniture, original work of art, that are rarely found in luxury hotels.

The History Side 

It is Originally a royal lodge, it was used as a rest house for the Khedive Ismail and his guest when hunting in the desert, the main dining room was once the full lodge, but in 1869 with the opening of the Suez Canal, the lodge was enlarged,   Today a road was built between Cairo and the Pyramids made visits to Giza much easier.

In 1883 it was sold to Frederick Head as a private seat. The Heads, a wealthy English couple, lived at their new seat, enlarging their home and adding a second floor. Search a name for their home, Professor A.H. Saya suggested it should be called Mena House, In 1885, an English couple bought the house from Mrs. Head, and it was they who set about turning the estate into a luxurious hotel, A year later in 1886, Mena Hotel, as it was originally called, opened its doors And put rich with furnishings left by the Khedive and the Heads, they enlarged the English touch, However, they keep much of the Arabic style and wooden screens, fine blue tiles, mosaics. In 1900, a lift was built in the main building and for the first time on each floor, and all public rooms. During the First World War, the Mena House became one of the hospitals, The hotel was enlarged in1971 Under the Oberao management, the hotel matched with the international hotel Dom and became a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World In 1979.

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