Few hotels in the world can claim the rich history of the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. Originally established in 1841 by Englishman Samuel Shepheard, the hotel quickly became Cairo’s leading hotel and one of the most celebrated in the world between the middle of the 19th century and 1952. It was famed for its grandeur and opulence and where the dayâ’s international aristocracy and celebrity elites sipped tea on the terrace, to see and be seen.
Withstanding several renovations and serving as the British headquarters in World War I, and as the the rendez-vous place for prominent allied officers, politicians and spies during World War II, the hotel finally succumbed to the devtating Cairo fire of 1952.
But in 1957, like a pheonix rising from the ashes, the hotel was rebuilt on its present unique location in classic style. In keeping with itâ’s namesake, and with itâ’s continued goal of offering superior service and hospitality, so the new Shepheard Hotel continues to proudly commemorate its predecessor.
Todayâ’s Shepheard Hotel is a classic 4-star hotel ideally located on the banks of the Nile in downtown Cairo. Centrally situated near the grand Egyptian Museum, the Cairo Tower and the Opera House, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the glorious city and itâ’s many historical and cultural attractions.
All the restaurants & bars along with most of the 297 guest rooms and suites have panoramic views of the Nile and city skyline. The accommodations are spacious and comfortable with modern amenities. Guests will appreciate the many facilities including 24 hour room service, business center, including several banqueting halls and services. The hotel also features a world-class casino.