On the Banks of the Nile
Where the pharaohs of old built some of Egypt’s most astonishing, impressive and long-standing monuments, Luxor is a city with abundant history. Sitting on the East Bank of the Nile – with excellent views of the Valley of the Kings – the Hilton puts you in the thick of it all.
This is a hotel with poise and style, sumptuous interiors that will make you gasp, and a smorgasbord of eateries, including private dinners at the river’s edge. Typical days include languid felucca rides past the Tombs of the Nobles, discovering King Tutankhamun’s resting place, or perhaps even soaring overhead in a hot air balloon.
On the West Bank is the Valley of the Kings, an enigmatic city where pharaoh’s tombs are hidden deep in the passages, lavishly painted and decorated in homage to the dead. On the East Bank, the Temples of Karnak sprawl across the dusty landscape. The complex was the most important site of worship in the country and the collection of shrines and obelisks is built around the holiest of them all, the Temple of Anum.