Your sojourn leads you to the gates of Egypt. The warmth of the Nubian Desert presses against your skin as you behold the majestic Nile. A 19th-century Victorian palace rises from a ledge of pink granite. Welcome to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.
Travel back in time to a more elegant era, as you enter a world of Moorish domes, Byzantine arches and exquisite Persian carpets. Under crimson chandeliers, you immerse yourself in an opulent mélange of French and Arabian styles.
Gliding across polished marble floors under grand arcades, your gaze is drawn to photographs of former guests - Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill and Lady Diana. This legendary retreat in the heart of Aswan has hosted the haut monde for over a century.
As the sun falls on an amber desert, you repose on the terrace with a cooling glass of hibiscus tea and play your part in a tale that began in 1899 of a hotel par excellence. The sight of Elephantine Island transports you to the time of pharaohs.