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Gezirah Palace Hotel, Cairo

  • Address: 16 Saray El Gezira St
  • Vicinity: Gezira Island, Zamalek
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1868/00/00 Designed by Carl von Diebitsch, the Gezirah Palace is built in Cairo for Khedive Ismail for entertaining visiting dignitaries during the opening of the Suez Canal.
1869/11/00 Eugenie de Montijo Visitor Invited by the Khedive, French Empress Eugenie stays at the Gezirah Palace while in Egypt to attend the opening of the Suez Canal.
1894/10/00 Compagnie Internationale des Grands Hotels Operator After leasing and remodeling, the Compagnie Internationale des Grands Hotels opens the Gezirah Palace as The Ghezireh Palace Hotel. The luxurious lodgings on the Nile features baths, electric lights and a permanent twenty piece orchestra. Invention of Public Electricity Supply
1908/01/00 Agatha Christie Visitor Sailing on Egyptian Mail Steamship Co's SS HELIOPOLIS, Clara Miller and Agatha begin their Cairo holiday. "Mother tried to broaden my mind by taking me occasionally to the Museum, and also suggested we should go up the Nile and see the glories of Luxor."
1908/02/00 Clarissa Boehmer Miller Visitor Clara Miller and her daughter Agatha sojourn for three months in Egypt, staying in river front rooms at the Gezirah Palace Hotel in Cairo. They will attend dances, five nights a week, horse races and polo games in the afternoon at the sports club.
1915/05/00 Ellen Julia Gould Vocation To accommodate casualties from Gallipoli, No 2 Australian General Hospital at Mena House opens a second hospital at Ghezireh Palace. The two hospitals had a total of 1500 beds with a staff of 14 officers, 51 nurses and 133 others. Gallipoli Campaign

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An Egyptian Hornet (short story) Short Story Algernon Blackwood The heat would be afflicting later in the day, but at this early hour the cool north wind blew pleasantly down the hotel passages.

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