There are two types of people in ski resorts, there are those who spend every minute on the slopes and then those who will only be on the runs if the conditions are picture perfect, who like to take it easy, enjoy their hotel and relax. (Ok, a few people probably will do a bit of both, but for now let’s pretend there are only two categories).
Looking back at the expedition I can say my findings probably don’t present a great surprise: every hotel in the world is different, different because of its location, infrastructure, staff, and atmosphere. Every hotel chain is different, too, defining its values differently, explaining its service culture differently and providing guest experiences differently. Are these differences notable?
Early the next morning I left Cairo, whizzing through surreal empty streets towards the airport, the sun rising at the same time. Again, this is it, the magic hour where Cairo wakes up, the roads still empty, nobody honking horns, the time just before 22 million people get ready for yet another day.
It was now time to explore downtown Cairo and continue my expedition to the Canadians. There are actually two Four Seasons hotels in Cairo and instinctively I chose The First Residence, the first of the two properties.
Egypt’s rich past has inspired endless researchers, artists and adventurers to set out and explore the country’s archeological treasures, monumental architecture and fascinating culture. Individual travel has steadily been on the rise ever since Thomas Cook started bringing British and American tourists to the pharaohs’ country in 1869, the birth date of the modern day package trip.