The Hotel LONGCHAMPS history
Hebba, the Owner of the hotel and Chris, who
Helped her originally update the Hotel Longchamps.
Chris passed away in July, 2001
Hussein BAKRI was a well respected pioneer for modern tourism in Egypt from the 1930's through the 90's.Together with his wife AMINA, a famous Egyptian theater actress in the 1950's, they travelled extensively and after a journey to France, they decided to name their new hotel "The LONGCHAMPS" after the well known race track in Paris and its green surroundings.
So in 1953, the hotel LONGCHAMPS opened and it’s still running. Their daughter Hebba BAKRI, after a long career with the German airline LUFTHANSA in public relations came back to Egypt in 2002 and is now the director and owner of the hotel.With such a career and a multi-cultural education, Ms. BAKRI understands the needs of the modern traveler. The HOTEL LONGCHAMPS received the 2009 award for “Best 3 star hotel in Cairo” from the well known travel website www.trivago.com.
All the rooms have been modernized and each room has its own décor. The vintage elevator, property of the building, will take you to the 5th floor where you will discover the HOTEL LONGCHAMPS’ two terraces. You will be surprised by the serenity, an oasis in the middle of busy Cairo. This is a place to relax and meet people. Here you will meet archeologists, journalists, diplomats and artists, many are returning guests. There is a buzz. All connoisseurs of Egypt have come to appreciate this hidden setting.