Restoration of Sofitel Cataract Hotel

Project Description

Established 20 km away from the Aswan International Airport, Sofitel Cataract Hotel is located in the Nubian Desert on the Nile River bank. The hotel elements include two main buildings and a number of service edifices set amidst a large landscaped plot, and a total capacity of 123 rooms and 8 legendary suites.

The first main building (Old Hotel) was opened in 1899. It features a main site entrance, two above-ground floors, service areas, saloons, cafeterias, a bar, and a restaurant. The second building (New Hotel) was developed in the 1960s and is located behind the old one. It consists of eight typical above-ground floors as well as a mezzanine and a service floor.

One of its facades overlooks the Fantine Islamic Hotel located on the opposite side of the Nile River bank, whilst landscaped grounds dominates the views of its other elevation. The renovation cost of this historic landmark hotel reached EGB 300 million. This legendary hotel has hosted numerous well known identities including Winston Churchill, Agha Khan, King Farouk, Lady Diana and Agatha Christie.


  • Architectural
  • Civil Works
  • Communications and security systems
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Mechanical
  • Structural


  • Conceptual design
  • Design development
  • Detailed design
  • Schematic design
  • Tender Action
  • Tender documents


Egyptian General Authority for Tourism and Hotels






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