Alcohol Ban at Cairo Grand Hyatt Hotel

by Hannah Punitha on  May 3, 2008 at 4:16 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A luxury Cairo hotel has stopped the sale of alcoholic drinks on the orders of its Saudi Arabian owner, who is a practising Muslim, the assistant manager said on Friday.
Alcohol Ban at Cairo Grand Hyatt Hotel
Alcohol Ban at Cairo Grand Hyatt Hotel

Owner Sheikh Abdel Aziz Ibrahim bin Ibrahim visited the five-star Grand Hyatt Cairo on Saturday and ordered all alcohol stocks be destroyed and banned its sale to conform with Islamic law, which forbids alcohol consumption.

No alcohol has been sold since the start of the week, assistant manager Nivine Sami told AFP.

"But the decision has not definitively been made yet. Discussions on this subject are ongoing between the hotel chain and the owner," she added.

A tourist official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the hotel could be stripped of three stars if it continued to not serve alcohol, as three-, four- and five-star hotels were obliged to serve alcoholic drinks.

Source: AFP

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
It's a complete non-sense.
why Hard Rock cafe which is apart of the hotel buliding still selling alchole!!!

guest Sunday, May 4, 2008

You May Also Like

View All