Aswan is a busy market and touristic city, located close to the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile river at the first cataract. Aswan is a serene Nile Valley destination where the Nile is more majestic than anywhere else, flowing through granite rocks, and round emerald islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants. It is considered as an all-time favourite winter destination. Aswan offers a splendid view of the Nile and is a great starting point for a Nile cruise.
The New Cataract Hotel
Located on the banks of the River Nile in Aswan, the New Cataract Hotel was built in 1961 as the budget wing of the more famous Old Caract Hotel built by Thomas Cook in 1899. In 1973 the US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, stayed in the New Cataract Hotel during the negotiations to end the Yom Kippur War.
About this Grand Hotel label
On this 8,8 cm circle hotel label of the Aswan Grand Hotel (G.J. Boilis Hotel) we can observe both the dam and the Philae temple, which is now on an island on the middle of the Nile.
Title: “Egypt G.J.Boilis Hotels / Grand Hotel Assouan”
Ref / Date: TLH-EG-1859s-A / 2013
About this New Cataract Hotel
8 x 10,3 cm New Cataract Hotel label showing a view of the entrance of the Abu Simbel temples which can be visited from Aswan.
Ref / Date: TLH-EG-1859s-B / 2017