Hospitality giant Hilton has unveiled plans to open a new DoubleTree by Hilton in Egypt in one of the country's most lavish beachfront communities.
The hotel group has signed an agreement with Mangroovy Residences in El Gouna for the 179-room project, the construction of which is expected to start later this year.
The upscale resort will act as the focal point of the Mangroovy Residence compound, comprising over 700 residential units on the unique Mangroovy beach, alongside water sports facilities, multiple swimming pools and a clubhouse, in addition to a number of restaurants at the beachfront and in the resort
Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Hilton MENA&T, said: “This outstanding project being developed by Mangroovy is indicative of the premium quality we are looking for as we continue to refresh our resort portfolio in Egypt. The level of investment in El Gouna leaves it well positioned to become one of Egypt’s most desirable destinations. In developing this resort, alongside experienced real estate developers such as Mangroovy, we are beginning what will hopefully prove a long and fruitful partnership.”
Mona El Sewedy, chairman, Mangroovy Residence, said: “We are delighted to be working with Hilton to develop one of the first resorts under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Egypt. Bringing an established international brand such as this into the Mangroovy’s Residence’s masterplan will allow us to cater to an audience of global travellers accustomed to the level of upscale accommodation and service that we will be offering at this resort and residences.”
The resort will offer guests an array of food and beverage outlets, including both a beach and pool bars, a speciality restaurant, health club, spa and meeting/banquet space of over 1000-sq-m. Its design will reflect the modern yet tranquil atmosphere of El Gouna, which has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence as a preferred holiday venue for Egyptians and international travellers since being founded in 1989. The town is easily accessed via the nearby Hurghada International Airport and boasts a superb infrastructure and excellent services as well as natural beaches, stunning lagoons, all-year-round sunshine and some of the best diverse water sports venues in Egypt. Its network contains two marinas and a number of natural lagoons that create a Venetian style atmosphere.
Hilton currently operates 17 hotels in Egypt and DoubleTree by Hilton Mangroovy El Gouna will add to the eight properties it currently has under development in the market. - TradeArabia News Service