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Mövenpick Hotel Cairo - Media City
Article added on February 24, 2012
  
The Mövenpick Hotel Cairo-Media City was built in 2002 by the government, which still partly owns it. It is situated only 20 km or a fifteen-minute drive from the Pyramids of Giza and 65 km or a 60-inute drive from Cairo International Airport.

The hotel was constructed in the 6th of October District, on the route from Cairo to Alexandria.
The hotel neighbors are “Egypt's Hollywood”, the Media-City studios, a golf course, the Magic Land amusement park, a convention center for 2,250 people and the 6th October Industrial Area.

The Media City is a tax free zone, which was ideal for using many imported materials during the hotel construction, including the impressive quantity of marbles, which you can admire in the lobby (Italian, Spanish and Egyptian marbles), for the room floors and the bathrooms (sink: Italian; floors and walls: Egyptian).  The luxury hotel is surrounded by a lavish garden and pool landscape.

When I stayed at the Mövenpick Hotel Cairo-Media City, some 110 rooms, including all suites, had been occupied for over a year already by a prince from the Saudi royal family. He was supposed to become the next Saudi king in the 1970s, but ended up in the Egyptian exile. He had repeatedly offered the owners to buy the hotel, but they had kindly declined, wisely preferring a wealthy long-staying guest. Don't worry if there are no suites available, all 360 rooms at the hotel are recommendable.

As at all the other Mövenpick hotels in Egypt such as the Mövenpick Resort Aswan, you can get the famous Mövenpick ice-cream and you can play table tennis; I used both options extensively.

When I stayed at the hotel, the offered several complimentary shuttle buses to the Giza Pyramids every day. A tour to the one of the wonders of the world are a must. For preservation reasons, visits inside the Pyramids are restricted to a curtain number of visitors per day. I had the chance to do it. Don't worry if you should be unable to get inside, the more impressive view is the one from outside.

The Cairo-Media City offers sometimes special events. In 2005, some 20,000 people gathered for the concert of famous Arab singers. At the hotel's convention center, which fills 2,250 people, artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Shakira and the Lebanese star Nancy Ajram have already performed.

I made a Media City tour. At Egypt's Hollywood, they were just shooting an episode of an Egyptian soap opera. Egyptian, US American, English and Japanese movies have been shot in the Media City. The hotel has its own multi-function theater cinema with a capacity of up to 1000 people.

Given the fact that the Egyptian Museum in Cairo will move important parts of its collections to a new museum in Giza (the opening is planned for 2015), the Mövenpick Hotel Cairo-Media City will become an even more attractive location in the future.




A room with a view at the Mövenpick Cairo - Media City. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels.
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Another room view. The Mövenpick Cairo-Media City. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels.


The Mövenpick Cairo-Media City. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels.


The elegant Mövenpick Cairo-Media City. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels.




A room. The Mövenpick Cairo-Media City. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels.
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In addition to a gym, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, massage rooms, football, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts and massage rooms where they used some 20 natural massage oils when I stayed there, you can also play table tennis at the Mövenpick Cairo-Media City, which I used with pleasure to burn the Mövenpick ice cream calories. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels. - Today's deals at Amazon.com - Special offers from Amazon.co.uk.


The restaurant. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels.


The impressive pool landscape with a part of the hotel in the background. Photos © Mövenpick Hotels. - Egyptian art books from Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukAmazon.de.



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