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Al Ismaelia for Real Estate and Lemon Spaces Unveil Details of Upcoming Collaboration in Downtown Cairo

28 February 2021


Cairo, Egypt, February 28, 2021 – Living up to its legacy, Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment continues to inject new concepts brought by homegrown businesses that are as passionate about reviving Downtown Cairo as it is. Al Ismaelia has always been driven by the preservation of Downtown Cairo’s iconic buildings and the development of functioning spaces consisting of mixed-use quality concepts that invite people to live, work and play. Today, Al Ismaelia is pleased to announce its partnership with Lemon Spaces in an attempt to capitalize on our exemplary locations, authenticity of the city center’s architecture, culture and the surrounding iconic places to visit offering a unique Downtown living experience to its guests.

Al Ismaelia joined forces with Lemon Spaces, having been featured as one of the top 3 hosts on Airbnb, to provide an authentic hospitality experience to its guests, offering them an ideal opportunity to immerse into the local community in none other than Downtown Cairo. Home to architectural gems from Egypt’s ‘belle époque’ with its fabled streets, the location offers access to true local experiences from dining to entertainment like nowhere else.

The space is situated on Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street, known to be one of the gateways to the heart of the city, enjoying amazing views of the neighborhood. The space has been transformed into a unique contemporary yet a true Egyptian haven offering its guests from all over the world an authentic local flare. This concept brings together history and modern culture all in one place, where the traveler can experience, enjoy and live like a local.

With Lemon Spaces, Al Ismaelia aims to transform their customers’ experience from just a rental process to an integrated living experience with a twist; offering their guests a seamless and a hassle-free stay. Their guests enjoy contactless reservation and check-in processes completed with 24/7 online assistance to keep them the most connected. Lemon Spaces puts its guests in the center and manages everything around to best accommodate them. One fundamental aspect is that of the interior design.

Focusing on the integration between human psychographic and physical comfort along with space design are the inspiration for Lemon Spaces interior outcomes. They diagnose and understand the history of the neighborhood; where it once stood; user experience; and human behavior to formulate the concept development process.

The apartment commemorates an era, cultures, interior and architectural styles infused in Downtown Cairo’s urban facade. This is reflected in the architecture and interiors including, furniture and accessories. The overall design of the apartment presents it as a time capsule providing the user with a wholehearted experience of Downtown Cairo.

The conceptual approach for 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Space is created on the basis of a human’s sense of yearning and the notion of Nostalgia. The concept responds to the dire remembrance of Downtown Cairo’s golden era by bringing together unique and enriching design elements into the apartment and further in the guest’s experience. Lemon Spaces team crystalize the cordiality meaning in their understanding and servicing of their guests mirroring the true soul of a Downtown Cairiene.

Lemon Spaces’ mantra revolves around the notion of إكرام الضيف, “honoring the guest”, a holistic approach towards hospitality or rather a sacred custom embedded in the Egyptian culture. The company aims to showcase the best of what Egypt has to offer through their hospitality experiences for the guests to relay their adventures to the rest of the world.

From historic buildings once occupied by Egypt’s most prominent poets, activists and artists to galleries, performance spaces and street art, the downtown district is always dazzling. Downtown Cairo provides an opportunity for Lemon Spaces to maintain and diversify their product offering and capture the growing interest in Downtown Cairo from locals and visitors alike.

Al Ismaelia’s vision to seamlessly blend historical legacy with contemporary lifestyle makes it stand as the first Egyptian company of its kind concerned with Downtown Cairo’s revival and preservation of Downtown Cairo highlighting its legacy and true potential.

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