Hilton Continues Its Love Affair With Egypt: Two More Hotels In Giza And Alexandria Now On The Way
Earlier this month, we learned about Hilton's plans to put up a new 300-room hotel in Erbil, Iraq by 2016. Further south, the company is also prepping for two new properties in Egypt, where it currently already operates 18 hotels.
Hilton has been firmly planted in Cairo since the 1960s, longer than any other international hotel chain in the city. With the opening of Hilton Giza Pyramids in 2016, Hilton will boast six total hotels there, though if recent growth in places like India and Dubai are any indication, too much is never enough.
Alexandria will open first, in 2013, with 195 rooms, a business center, two pools, and an executive lounge. The big news for this property is the recent expansion at nearby Borg Al Arab Int'l Airport.
Meanwhile, over in Giza, the 390-room Hilton Giza Pyramids will include a business center, health club, spa, and outdoor pool.
Rudi Jagersbacher, President of Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa, is also pretty excited about all of this:
"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."
With any luck, we'll get to see some of those new Hilton design concepts in Virginia come to life as well. Pyramids are great and all, but so is connectivity!
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