What do Frank Sinatra, Charlton Heston, Richard Nixon, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Taylor and Barack Obama have in frequent?
They’ve all been company on the most well-known resort in Egypt, the Mena Home in Cairo.
However the listing of notables who stayed on the Mena Home is definitely for much longer, together with Charlie Chaplin, Arthur Conan Doyle, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Gaynor, Agatha Christie, Roger Moore, Sarah Bernhardt, Invoice Clinton, Barbara Bush, Bryan Adams, Kyle Minogue, Angela Merkel and Will Smith.
Not solely did Charlton Heston keep there in 1956 when he was filming The Ten Commandments, however so did director Cecil B. DeMille and your entire movie crew – for 3 months!
Historical past was actually written on the resort in 1943, when Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and common Chiang Kai-Shek, met there to make choices about Japan on the finish of World Conflict Two.
The Mena Home was closed to the general public for some time in 1979 when President Jimmy Carter was there with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Start, discussing the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.
However will probably be open for Kathleen McGowan and the members of her Egypt tour group subsequent April, and there are nonetheless a couple of areas open so that you can be a part of them.
A few of the tour highlights embody…
- Personal entrance into the Nice Pyramid King’s and Queen’s Chambers
- Personal go to between the paws of the Sphinx
- Cruise onboard a deluxe Nile crusing vessel with guided meditations and integration periods, sound baths, storytelling and way more,
- Personal go to to the Osirion megalithic underground construction
- Dawn entrance to the Philae Temple of Isis with two-hour personal visitation
However don’t wait too lengthy, as a result of we solely have eight areas left!
Picture credit score:
Charlton Heston photograph by Alexa-S. by way of Flickr below Artistic Commons license https://creativecommons.org/