Mena House Hotel
Surrounded by landscaped gardens, this unique hotel just outside of Cairo is an ideal home base for exploring the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, and the city of Cairo itself. Originally built in 1869 as a hunting lodge for Egypt’s king, this storied hotel has evolved many times and hosted numerous famous guests in the years since. Following a recent major renovation, it now features five upscale restaurants, a shisha lounge, a chic bar, and a poolside café, as well as a spa, outdoor swimming pool, and golf course. In addition to coveted views of the nearby Pyramids, its lavishly upgraded rooms offer private balconies, sitting areas, marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Located on the banks of the legendary Nile River, just minutes from Luxor town and the ancient Temple of Karnak, the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
is an elegant home base for our exploration of this historic region. Take in scenic views of the Nile from one of the Hilton’s stunning infinity pools. Savor a cooling cocktail at one of the resort’s eight stylish bars. Unwind with a holistic spa treatment, friendly Billiards game or visit to the luxurious on-site fitness center. Spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms offer a balcony or terrace, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, a refrigerator, safe, cable/satellite TV, and other amenities.
Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Surrounded by tropical gardens and minutes from the Indian Ocean’s inviting beaches, the 230-room Dar es Salaam Serena
is a stylish yet relaxed hotel. All guest rooms and suites are air-conditioned and offer WiFi and satellite TV. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool and fitness center, an international restaurant and coffee shop, a bar, and a poolside brasserie.
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Idyllically situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, redolent of the scent of cloves and flanked by an exotic melange of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, dark slave markets, and bright bazaars, the Superior First-Class Zanzibar Serena Hotel
is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of Zanzibar. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with a jackdaw collection of antique clocks, crystal chandeliers, fretwork screens, carved staircases, Persian rugs and brass-studded doors, the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar. The hotel features an ATM/bank, complimentary coffee, concierge service, gift shop, currency exchange, laundry/dry cleaning service, outdoor pool, and room service. Your room includes air conditioning, mini-bar, phone, refridgerator, safe, and cable TV. Onsite dining includes a main restaurant, the terrace bar, and a lounge.
Selous Serena Camp
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Set off the beaten path amid the dense indigenous forest of Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve’s, the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. Offering 360-degree views of the surrounding bush and river, its twelve luxury tents are created in time-honoured safari style — with thatched roofs, canvas walls, and private viewing decks. Luxuriously appointed, each tent features a unique mix of crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and polished rosewood furniture, as well as elegant Victorian-styled bathrooms. The lodge also offers a charming central dining room, lounge, library and bar, which are interconnected by broad wooden walkways. And set high above the lodge, a spectacular ‘infinity’ pool and sundeck offer an idyllic open-air setting and excellent views of the surrounding Selous Game Reserve.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Johannesburg, South Africa
The prestigious Southern Sun Hyde Park forms part of the exclusive Hyde Park Corner in Sandton. The contemporary design has been carefully created to reflect the lifestyle of discerning guests, with furnishings and fittings adding a touch of class. The busy area boasts many shops and restaurants. The hotel features a pool, as well as an Italian restaurant, an island bar, a cigar bar, and a sushi bar. Rooms offer panoramic views of Johannesburg and feature a coffee-maker, safe, hair dryer, room service, minibar, wireless Internet access, and air-conditioning.
Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The First-Class Victoria Falls Hotel
is a fine colonial-style hotel, and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
The grounds and gardens offer majestic views of the river gorge and the railroad bridge spanning it just below the Falls. Hotel amenities include three restaurants, a tea terrace, room service, business center, hair salon, massage, same-day laundry service, health spa, pool, floodlit tennis courts, and a private path (10-minute walk) to Victoria Falls. Guest rooms have air-conditioning, cable/satellite TV, a minibar, safety deposit box, phone, and private bath with hair dryer.
The Cullinan Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa
Elegant and stylish, the Superior First-Class Cullinan Hotel
is located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront area of town, a lively area replete with restaurants, bars, and shopping, as well as the aquarium and museums. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the waterfront, a restaurant, breakfast room, room service, bar, business services, concierge services, laundry/valet services, swimming pool, beauty salon, massage facilities, fitness center, laundry service, and on-call doctor and dentist. Guest rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, a phone with voicemail and data port, wireless Internet access, in-room safe, coffee- and tea-maker, iron and ironing board, and private bath with hair dryer.
JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
Located in the upscale Heliopolis section of Cairo and just minutes from the airport, this Deluxe hotel offers comfortable modern rooms with balcony, spacious grounds with a large oasis-like outdoor pool and sun deck, and a choice of establishments for eating and drinking. During your visit, play a round on the hotel’s award-winning golf course, limber up on the tennis court, work out in the fitness center, or indulge yourself with a treatment at the spa. Dining choices range from the casual Mirage Café, with its serene views, to a host of restaurants offering dining choices from around the world, from sushi, to Lebanese, to a steakhouse.
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria
Discover another side of Egypt as you stay in a fresh and fashionable resort-style enclave, overlooking the seafront and a private beach in historic, laid-back Alexandria. Your light and airy room, complete with balcony, will be waiting for you, the perfect home base for exploring this fascinating city. In addition to private beach access (in season) and a gorgeous outdoor pool on the fourth-floor terrace, you’ll be able to take advantage of the fully modern fitness center and the hotel’s award-winning Alexandria Spa. Take your pick from a range of dining options, from cocktails and appetizers at any one of the several bars and lounges to the casual offerings of the Fresca Café to a range of full-service restaurants, from Chef Hossam Saied’s stunning Kala Restaurant to choices offering Italian, seafood, and more.
The Westin Washington Dulles Airport
Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.
Built in 2009, the Westin Washington Dulles Airport hotel was just recently renovated and is conveniently just one mile from the airport. It is within close
proximity of the Smithsonian Museums, Ford’s Theatre, and Mount Vernon,
and includes an on-site restaurant. Rooms feature air-conditioning, a coffee-maker, daily maid service, iron and ironing board, microwave oven, telephones, refrigerators, in-room safes, and cable TV.