Nestled along Egypt’s coast with a pristine location 50 m from the beach lies Al Alamein Hotel .Strategically located along the M40 Alexandria-Matrouth Highway, El Alamein Hotel is 40 km from the El Alamein International Airport and a short drive from the capital and all the happening destinations.
The extension to al Alamein hotel was planned behind the original hotel along the m40 Alexandria Matrough highway. This physically disconnected from the sea creating a unique challenge as a response the extension to the hotel was proposed to be topographically elevated in order to maximize the views and create a microclimate between the highway and the existing hotel. A relaxed green area was planned to surround he development in order to provide a dual experience to the visitors.
The hotel aims to provide additional summer holiday homes and retreats for the visitors/guests of the city. The hotel creates a unique experience as well as provides technical solutions to the entire El Alamein development. This extension creates additional residential apartments, unique duplex units and equisized villas.
The disconnection from the sea was the biggest design challenge for the project. Additional value and unique experiences were identified to be the crucial driving parameter to the development. This was achieved through the creation of a microclimate by planting a surrounding lazy forest, elevating the ground to capitalize on the sea views, and creating a central plaza by pushing the buildings to the periphery.
The major design aspiration was not just to visually connect the hotel with the sea but also physically bring the sea to the development. This idea was emphasized by pull in the central axis from the previous hotel to create an anchored pool with a floating bar, decks and provide physical access to the beach. The most premium villas float on the edge of the central pool to increase the maximum of the water lines and to provide a luxury feeling.