Today the Ministry of Trade and Industry is to hand over the 19th
century edifice of the Assay and Weights Administration in historic Cairo to the Ministry of Antiquities for restoration and to convert it into an authentic hotel.
In addition to the rooms and restaurants, the Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said that the hotel will include a visitor centre that relates to the history of the Assay and Weights building from Mediaeval Egypt until the current era. The development of the hotel will be also shown through photos and documents.
Mohamed Abdel Aziz, the assistant minister of antiquities for Islamic monuments, told Ahram Online that the building was completed in 1888 in the Beit Alkady area of historic Cairo in order to be the first premises for golden and silver coins.