Jotun Paints, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of paints and powder coatings, has revealed the completion of the old and new Cataract Hotel projects in Aswan, Egypt. The leading company provided interior and exterior paint for the renovation of the old hotel and the construction of the new hotel. The total exterior area of both facilities measures to 22,000 square metres while the total interior area spans across 45,000 square metres.
According to the project owner, EGOTH Company, the design for the rebuilding and renovation was handled by a leading French interior designer, while the contracting company for the project was Arabian Construction Company (ACC). The old Cataract hotel is considered to be one of the leading landmark hotels in Egypt, noted for its ancient look and strategic location fronting the Nile River. The hotels consist of 138 luxurious suites.
“We are honoured and equally delighted to see that our protective and decorative solutions have been chosen to protect this iconic landmark in Egypt,” said Sherif Kassem, National Sales Manager Projects, El-Mohandes Jotun. “We remain upbeat that our strategic line of exterior and interior paint solutions will live up to the challenge of maintaining the aesthetic beauty and splendour that the Cataract hotels are widely known for.”
According to Jotun, the interior painting of the project was made possible with the use of products that are part of the Lady Effects line. ‘Lady Effects Stucco Antica’ is a water based, coloured paste that creates attractive marble effects on interiors. Once applied, the finish is a blend of opulence and antiquity, thereby offering numerous colorful solutions for interior decorations. ‘Lady Effects Pearl’ is a high quality, water-borne product ideal for creating a shimmering wall finish that lustrous and tranquil. Also, ‘Lady Effects Metallic’ is a high quality, water-borne product, used as a topcoat on emulsion based paints or texture paints. The product is highly suitable for interior surfaces for creating special effects, creating a shimmer effect in response to a light source, position and intensity.
Meanwhile, Jotun supplied ‘Jotashield Top Coat Silk’ for the exterior repainting. The product is a 100 per cent pure acrylic- based paint that has been specially formulated to withstand the harsh Middle East climate. The special acrylic binder gives a durable and long lasting gloss finish with low dirt pickup. Jotashield’s special formulation will also protect against concrete carbonation and is ideal for decorating and protecting exterior surfaces. ‘Jotashield Topcoat Silk’ is highly recommended for the basement walls and ceilings and for anti-carbonation requirements.
“These two hotel projects stand majestically across the River Nile as a unique testament to Jotun’s commitment to help in protecting and preserving historical and landmark places in the country. Rest assured that we will continue to be at the forefront of developing paint products that utilize the latest technological innovations in paint production to create and develop a diverse range of solutions including decorative, protective, marine, floor, concrete protection and intumescent coatings, for high profile projects in the region,” concluded Kassem.