Gulf Egypt and Hilton ink two deals for 840-key hotels in Cairo
The management contracts cover the newly opened, 593-room Heliopolis Hotel, and the 247-key Towers Luxury Hotel, the latter of which will be rebranded as Waldorf Astoria Cairo following a renovation programme this year
Gulf Egypt Hotels and Tourism has signed two management contracts with hotel operator, Hilton.
Hilton will operate the Heliopolis Hotel and the Towers Luxury Hotel under two distinct brands.
The 593-room Hilton Heliopolis Hotel has been opened, and the Towers Luxury Hotel will be rebranded as the Waldorf Astoria Cairo following a renovation programme.
Commenting on the management agreements, Mohsen Abu Al Azm, managing director of Gulf Egypt, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Hilton, which will manage these two landmark properties."
Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton's president for Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, said: "We are beginning 2018 in style by launching our Waldorf Astoria brand in Africa, and making Hilton Cairo Heliopolis our sixth hotel in the Egyptian capital."
The dual-branded hospitality complex features two ballrooms spanning 3,000m2, an amphitheatre with built-in conference capabilities, 12 meeting rooms varying from 50m2 to 120m2, pre-function areas, and a business centre.
Additionally, two swimming pools, a tennis and squash court each, a fitness centre, a health club, and retail spaces will also be developed.
Hilton will debut its luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria, in Egypt later this year, after its rebranding activity for the Towers Luxury Hotel is complete, making it the company’s first Waldorf Astoria property in an African market.
Scheduled to be completed before the end of 2018, Waldorf Astoria Cairo will feature 247 guest rooms and suites revamped under a customised design concept.
A renovation of the atrium lobby area has also been planned.