The Wonder of Alexandria

If Cleopatra and Mark Anthony were to revisit Alexandria today, chances are they would fall in love all over again — especially if they were sequestered in the romantic and sumptuous confines of the Four Seasons Hotel, tel: (20-3) 581 8000. Opened in late July, the seafront Four Seasons is the poshest pad in Egypt's maritime city and gives a new vitality to its San Stefano district, once home to Alexandria's polyglot élite. While it mostly lures deep-pocketed Arabs and weekending Cairenes, the hotel also celebrates the area's multicultural past, especially in its culinary offerings, with a trio of...

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