Offering the same allure to travelers in the modern day as it has for hundreds of years, Egypt’s rich history and ancient wonders, continues to draw tourists from across the globe. Hilton have just released plans to continue their growth and development in the country 60 years after first setting foot in Egypt and have announced not one but two hotel openings for the coming year. In a landmark signing, the brand will be operating a dual brand hotel with the opening of Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and the attached Towers Luxury Hotel which will become the very first Waldorf Astoria in Africa. The LuxPad takes a look at the two new luxury hotels in Cairo…
Hilton have signed two management contracts with Gulf-Egypt for Hotels & Tourism S.A.E to operate the 593 room upscale Hilton Cairo Heliopolis property now welcoming guests and the 247 room Towers Luxury Hotel which will rebrand as a Waldorf Astoria following an ambitious renovation programme. Scheduled for completion before the end of 2018, the Towers transformation into Africa’s first Waldorf Astoria is expected to become a new home for luxury travelers to the region and will bring the high-end chain’s inspirational environments and unforgettable experiences to the continent.
The 247 guests rooms and suites are undergoing a complete redesign under a customized concept which will reflect the finest traditions of Egyptian hospitality. The renovation of the spacious atrium will create an iconic arrival experience for guests and there will also be the new addition of a refined destination spa. Personal concierges will also be on hand when the hotel opens for each guest to receive anticipatory and personalized service before, during and after their stay.
‘We are delighted to be partnering with Hilton to manage these two landmark properties. With an array of world-class facilities and offerings, the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and the soon-to-open Waldorf Astoria will set the standard for accommodation in Cairo and across the region. Hilton brings nearly 100 years of experience to these hotels and their international reputation for service, quality and excellence will ensure the continued success of these great hotels.’ Mohsen Abu Al Azm, Managing Director of Gulf-Egypt for Hotels & Tourism (S.A.E)
Across both hotels guests can enjoy 17 diverse dining and entertainment options. Classic Italian cuisine with a modern influence can be found at Leonardo, whilst Lan Tania specializes in Far Eastern and Asian delicacies with an open kitchen. Al Dabke offers Lebanese favorites cooked on a charcoal grill using authentic ingredients and methods and the hotels also offer restaurants serving Egyptian, Chinese and Indian fare along with a traditional English pub.
Located in one of Cairo’s most exclusive areas, Heliopolis is one of the city’s prime residential districts and home to Egypt’s diplomatic and presidential offices. On a main road leading directly to central Cairo and to other key districts, the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and Waldorf Astoria Luxury Towers will give guests direct access to the Egypt’s most ancient and popular tourist attractions and are just 8km away from New Cairo, a new city expected to host the country’s capital along with presidential HQ and ministries.