Hilton to open new hotel in Cairo
Cairo, March 2, 2013
Leading global hospitality company Hilton has joined hands with prominent investor, Saudi Egyptian Real Estate Development, to launch the 257-room Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi, the company’s sixth property in Cairo.
The 23-storey property will be strategically located in the upscale residential and diplomatic district of Maadi and enjoy direct access to the popular Corniche El Nile.
The Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi, which is forecast to open early 2016, will boast views of the legendary River Nile as well as Egypt’s world famous ancient heritage sites, museums and popular tourist attractions.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said, "As the longest serving and most recognised hospitality brand in Egypt, we are committed to offering tangible and sustainable hospitality to the country’s business and leisure industry."
"Our Egyptian expansion strategy and determined pipeline growth reflects our unwavering faith in the viability of Egypt, it’s people, business and community as we continue the tradition of providing hospitality and comfort to discerning travellers," he noted.
Designed to appeal to both the leisure and business traveller, Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi will feature a business centre, a 400-sq m function room, two boardrooms and three meeting rooms.
Leisure facilities will include a large state of the art health club and spa, an outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants, including speciality dining, a lobby lounge and an executive lounge.
Rob Palleschi, the global head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: “Hilton Hotels & Resorts is immensely proud of its heritage and first class reputation in Egypt and we are delighted to bring another quality property to our growing portfolio of excellence.”
Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi is a noteworthy addition to Hilton Worldwide’s growing development programme for Egypt and joins a property pipeline which includes the 635-room Hilton Heliopolis; the 660-room Hilton Makadi Resort; the 390-room Hilton Giza Pyramids and for Egypt’s second city of Alexandria, the 158-room Hilton Alexandria Corniche and the 195-room Hilton King’s Ranch Resort.
As the pre-eminent hospitality provider, Hilton Worldwide’s properties in Egypt incorporate many styles and offerings but all share the well-defined, distinctive company hallmarks of top quality facilities and high standards of service, said Palleschi.
"A sought after portfolio, Hilton Worldwide properties offer urban luxury and sophistication in cities such as Cairo and Alexandria to stunning resorts and spas in relaxing holiday areas of Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba, Marsa Alam as well as the ancient city of Luxor," he remarked.
Darwish Ahmed Hassnin, the CEO of Saudi Egyptian Real Estate Development said, "Hilton Worldwide is a recognised hospitality leader with extensive knowledge and experience of Egypt. Together, we are committed to creating a world-class property with outstanding and inviting facilities and service."
"This is the first hotel in Egypt owned by both the Egyptian and Saudi governments and is expected to become one of the flagships of the joint investments between both countries," he added.-TradeArabia News Service