Opening just last week, we pay the new Hilton Alexandria Corniche a visit...
A hot Hilton has arrived in Egypt, and it ain’t Paris…
One of the most luxurious and well-known hotel chains in the world has made a move to Alexandria. We were invited last week to the opening event of the Hilton Alexandria Corniche Hotel and we were impressed, to say the least.
Arriving at the hotel, which closely overlooks the Alexandria corniche, immediately gives off a feeling of a summer holiday. We were taken back by the view from the very chic lobby which appears like it’s right on the beach. The rooms were comfortable and welcoming, as expected, with a fruit platter awaiting guests, and exceptional house-keeping. Extra points for Hilton Hospitality and Hygiene.
The opening event started with a very posh cocktail party in the lobby, with guests mingling and chatting amongst waiters carrying tasteful appetisers and drinks. The grand piano, classical band, and the La Gourmandise Pastry & Tea lounge were a bonus to the lavish atmosphere. From the cocktail party, the guests then moved on to one of the high tech conference rooms where speeches were carried out by officials including the General Manager of Hilton. Making sure this event didn’t lose its fun; the speeches were quickly over, allowing guests and attendees to move on to the most important part of the night – the food and entertainment.
The fun began when guests were instructed to pay a visit to the Cigar Bar for cigar tasting, and the “Chocolate Factory” where there was a chocolate fountain, ice cream stand and pretty much an explosion of desserts. It was every guest’s inner child’s dream come true. After the perfect chocolate dose, the night continued by the pool. On a roof top looking straight out on to the Alexandrian waves, the night couldn’t get any better – but it did – with live performances by Nataly and Onsy which lifted everybody to their feet, magic by David Lai (yes, a magician!), an open bar, tables and tables of yummy appetisers, an open buffet and a sushi bar. Extra points for Hilton High-Class treatment.
After a hard night of partying, we only had one wish: to wake up, relax and having a filling al fresco breakfast with a sea view. And that’s exactly what we got by the pool in the cool breeze and the warm sun, before we headed down to the hotel’s gorgeous private beach.
It was definitely an experience to remember, and we totally recommend you pay Hilton Alexandria Corniche a visit because this hotel knows exactly how to treat its guests right. Thank you, Hilton. You get extra points for feeling Heavenly.
Find out more about Hilton Alexandria Corniche on their Facebook page here.