During the 1880s, an oriental palace rose in stone and mortar from the desert, decorated by the most lavish interior design ever seen. The Mena House, born as a luxurious hotel on grounds famous for hospitality since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, became the jewel in the crown of the greatest legends of the Orient. This book tells its story and delves into the fascinating past of Egypt.
Learn about the Pyramids & Hieroglyphics, the building of the Suez Canal, the true story of Aida, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the best anecdotes the grand old lady Mena House has to tell.
Featuring: HIH the Crown Prince of Japan, Peace Conference Sadat and Carter, HRH the King of Sweden, Gloria Gaynor, HH Prince Aga Khan, Omar Sharif. Centre: Peace conference Chiang Kai Shek, Roosevelt and Churchill; Right: HRH Sofia and Juan Carlos of Spain, Chaplin, Sinatra and Roger Moore.