REMEMBER when you packed your suitcases back in the day?
Friends or family stood by and wished you safe travel.
Fast forward … the last thing I heard as we got into the car for our trip to Egypt was “be safe, enjoy and Instagram often!”
Our trip to Egypt was quite a journey. Originally, it was planned 4 years ago. Yep, then there was “unrest” and a serious note from Homeland Security warning US citizens NOT to make Egypt a part of the trip. Then, COVID followed by more political angst.
Finally, the time was perfect. Nervously, we drove to our COVID testing spot everything crossed – we’d had family and friends who’d had the misfortune of a “false” positive test and were unable to travel. Test taken and passed!!! Yippeeeeee
We lucked out and got a direct flight from DIA (Denver, CO) to Frankfort. Just in case you missed my Insta-stories, Frankfort’s first-class lounge has these amazing “cloud” chairs that rock and play soothing music!
We used @emeco https://www.emeco.com (A luxury concierge travel company for Egyptologists, Meet & Assist, etc). TRAVEL TIP: The “meet and Assist” is mandatory when passing through new territory. You have a “local” meet you at the gate and walk you through the often confusing and insanely busy passport area and out to your luggage and car.
The St. Regis Cairo draws guests to the heart of Egypt’s timeless metropolis, weaving a powerful new story of luxury in the region with unprecedented local heritage and outstanding views of the Nile and Old Cairo. The hotel stands as a pivotal landmark with its 36 stories, gracefully designed for those who are only inspired by the unexpected by the renowned architect Michael Graves. Paying homage to 362 lavishly appointed rooms, suites and upscale apartments, luxuriant comfort prevails with state-of-the-art facilities, signature rituals and 7 thoughtfully crafted restaurants and bars.Bespoke and personalized service is exemplified by the signature St. Regis Butler service, to anticipate your every need from the moment of unpacking to fulfilling your unique preferences and executing them in perfect detail throughout your stay. Whatever the request, St. Regis Butler Service is available with our compliments any time, day or night.
We had THE most fabulous stay here and it’s definitely on the “do repeat” list! THANK YOU ST REGIS CAIRO for an amazing experience.
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I also wanted to mention another great friend of ours, Lance @classictravellance. Lance has rescued us from be stranded in Rio at 2 am to getting just the right hotel for any destination in the World. PLUS, he’s just fun to work with!
Wander until Found,