The Marriott Mena House in Cairo
Courtesy Marriott Mena House

Marriott Mena House

Cairo, Egypt

Hotels often boast of sea or city views, but this one overlooks a Wonder of the World: the Great Pyramid of Giza. In February, Marriott International unveiled a refreshed version of the storied property, which got its start in 1869 as a hunting lodge before being converted into a hotel whose guests included Frank Sinatra and Charlie Chaplin. It now offers 331 suites set amid 40 acres of gardens, as well as four dining areas, a spa, a pool and an 18-hole golf course. —Julia Zorthian

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