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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

  • 35 Giza Street, 12311 Giza, Cairo, Egypt

    May 2000

    Charles Fisher
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 262

  • Guest Rooms: 212
  • Suites: 50

Number of Stories: 20

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Design Aesthetic:

  • Architecture and décor are reminiscent of French Empire style, in reference to Egypt's Napoleonic history
  • Rooms and furnishings are often grand in scale, reflected in highly polished woods and gilt finishes, with Egyptian motifs throughout
  • Signature round stained-glass window illuminates the lobby lounge

Architect: SRSS (Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart)

Interior Designer(s): Wilson and Associates

Location: On the west bank of the Nile, with views of the Zoological and Botanical Gardens below and Great Pyramid in the distance

Spa and Fitness


  • Design Aesthetic: Soothing colours and textures, with large round windows overlooking the Nile
  • Interior Designer: Wilson and Associates
  • Special Features:
    • Private couples suite with Nile views 
    • Spacious Turkish hammam
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  • Special Features:
    • Well-equipped fitness centre with Nile views through floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Ladies only gym with Nile views
    • Open 24 hours
  • Sample Fitness Activities: Trainers and fitness assessment counsellors available

Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Sayadeya sea bass
  • Molokeya (Egyptian spinach)
  • Seafood from the Red Sea
  • Locally sourced olive oil and dates
  • Farm to table, locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables

Restaurant: Aura

  • Signature Dishes: Large selection of hot and cold mezze, Lebanese chicken fatteh, Lebanese mixed grill
  • Indoor Seating: 160 plus outdoor seating

Lounge: Tea Lounge

  • Signature Dishes: Egyptian breakfast includes home-made ful and falafel, egg shakshuka
  • Indoor Seating: 80

Lounge: La Gourmandise

  • Signature Dishes: La Gourmandise salad, French onion soup and quiche Lorraine, French pastries
  • Indoor Seating: 160

Restaurant: Char Bar

  • Signature Dish: Smoky burger and California Cobb salad
  • Indoor Seating: 50

Lounge: The First Bar

  • Signature Dish: Slider burgers plus cocktails
  • Indoor Seating: 28

Restaurant: Nairu

  • Signature Dishes: Beef bao buns, dim sum, Mongolian beef and Indian biryani
  • Indoor Seating: 75

Lounge: Nairu Lounge

  • Signature: Nairu Cocktail 
  • Indoor Seating: 140

Restaurant: Xodó

  • Signature Dish: Brazilian churrascaria
  • Indoor Seating: 65

Restaurant: Zoe

  • Signature Dishes: Seafood linguine, seafood skillet, red zander and Moroccan salmon salad
  • Outdoor Seating: 160


  • Number of Pools: 2

Off-site Activities:

  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis
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Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 382 sq m / 4,112 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 700 sq m / 7534.74 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 240

Seated Dinner Capacity: 380

Breakout Spaces: 4

Private Dining Room Capacity: 12

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities: Bedouin-style events at the Pyramids, or a private dinner in the Gardens of The Egyptian Museum are just one option for off-site events arranged entirely by Four Seasons


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First Nile Boat

Total Size:  250 sq  m/ 2690.98 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 130 sq m / 1399.31 sq ft

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities: Located on The First Nile Boat, all meeting rooms offer open views of the Nile