Hilton to open two new hotels in Egypt
Cairo , July 3, 2012
Hospitality giant Hilton Worldwide said it has signed an agreement with long-standing business partner, Egyptian Touristic Resorts, to launch its new premium properties in cities of Cairo and Alexandria.
The dual signing for the 390-room Hilton Giza Pyramids, located in an exclusive residential and commercial district south of Cairo, and the 195-room Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch Resort, situated 40 km West of Alexandria, represent the 19th and 20th Hilton Worldwide properties to open in Egypt.
Commenting on the launch, Rudi Jagersbacher, the president of Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: “Hilton has proudly served Egypt for over 50 years and today’s announcement is testament to our commitment and confidence in the country. The two signings will add significant value to our current, extensive network of hotels and reaffirm our position as the country’s foremost hospitality company.”
Hilton Giza Pyramids, set to be the group’s sixth property in the Egptian capital, will command panoramic views of the greatest tourist attractions including the world famous heritage sites of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
The hotel boasts of key amenities include a large function room, two boardrooms, four meeting rooms, a business centre, a large health club plus spa and an outdoor swimming pool.
The property will also have a wide variety of restaurants including all day dining and three speciality options as well as a lobby lounge and destination bar. The hotel is expected to open in 2016.
As part of Alexandria’s growing King’s Ranch development, Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch Resort is set to become a stylish and conveniently located landmark hotel aimed at the business and leisure traveller to Egypt’s second largest city.
It is the brand’s second hotel in Alexandria and is expected to open by the end of next year, said a top official.
Dave Horton, the global head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: “We are very excited to add two world class properties to our expanding hotel portfolio. Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the hospitality standard in Egypt for more than five decades and we are delighted that our enviable reputation for delivering superior guest service in stylish surroundings is set to continue with our latest signings.”
Mohamed Ragab, the owner of Egyptian Touristic Resorts said: “Hilton Worldwide has proved to be an exceptionally good professional and productive business partner and we are delighted to continue our association by bringing two new quality hotels to the Egyptian market.”
Hilton Worldwide’s 20 hotels in Egypt will comprise 19 Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded properties in key locations including Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Marsa Alam, Alexandria, Dahab and Nuweiba. The company also operates Conrad Cairo in the capital.-TradeArabia News Service