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Continental Hotel Reconstruction


Summary

Reconstruction of the Continental Hotel and renovation and preservation of the current historical exterior (frontal) façade.
Development along the area (restaurants, hotels etc), for tourists and locals. The program will also focus on restoring, preserving

Project Overview

Status: Demolition of old Interior
Stage / phase: 1 of (?)
Project start date: 2018
Estimated end date: (?)
Location: Cairo, Adly street
Cost: $85m / EGP 1.5 Billion
Hotel Rooms: 248 (Original had 176)
Group / Owners: The Egyptian General Company for Tourism & Hotels (Owners), Holding Company for Tourism & Hotels, National Organization for Urban Harmony
Contractor: (?)

Project Goals

Basic Infrastructure

  • Reconstruction of Hotel
  • Restoration of Original façade
  • Pathways & Paving of Roads
  • Landscaping of Court Yard

Lasuer and Entertainment
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Shops

Source:
http://www.cairoscene.com/ArtsAndCulture/continental-hotel-downtown

This post will be updated upon further information.
 

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Everything You Need To Know About The Continental Hotel's Egp 1.5 Billion Reconstruction Project

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At nearly 120 years old, this storied Egyptian landmark is succumbing to the ravages of time, but there’s still hope for it just yet.



Cairo’s oldest hotel – the Continental-Savoy – has been undergoing demolition for a bit over two weeks ago, against outcry from a variety of heritage enthusiasts, activists, and appreciative architectural minds.

Thanks to a recent announcement by the Holding Company for Tourism and Hotels (HOTAC) and The Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH) – official owner of the Continental – and the National Organization for Urban Harmony, have agreed on an entirely new design for the hotel, on the condition that it keeps its historical exterior (frontal) façade overlooking Adly street, in addition to all necessary standard adjustments and structural considerations.

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