Hilton continues its growth and development in Egypt, 60 years after first entering the country, with the opening of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis.
The hospitality company has also confirmed plans for the debut of its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria in Egypt later this year.
Once rebranded, this will be the company’s first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Africa, staking ground for Hilton as a luxury operator in the region.
Hilton has signed two management agreements with Gulf-Egypt for Hotels & Tourism to operate Heliopolis Hotel & Towers Luxury Hotel under two distinct brands.
A 593-room upscale Hilton property is now welcoming guests alongside the 247-room the Towers Luxury Hotel which will rebrand as Waldorf Astoria Cairo following an ambitious renovation programme.
Scheduled to be completed before the end of 2018, the refurbishment will create a new home for luxury travellers to Africa, bringing Waldorf Astoria’s inspirational environments, unforgettable experiences and True Waldorf Service to the continent for the first time.
This will include a redesign of all 247 guestrooms and suites under a customised design concept reflecting the finest traditions of Egyptian hospitality, a renovation of the spacious atrium lobby area, and the addition of a refined destination spa.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton 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.
“We are working with great partners, Gulf-Egypt for Hotels & Tourism, and we look forward to great success with these two hotels which give our customers a new and convenient option just four kilometres away from Cairo airport and close to New Cairo.”