Hilton reflags hotel on Cairo’s Zamalek Island

CAIRO Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened its 16th hotel in Egypt, Hilton Zamalek Residence Cairo. The 154-key former Safir Suites Zamalek overlooking the Nile River recently completed a US$20 million renovation to convert to the Hilton brand.

Situated on Zamalek Island, Hilton Zamalek Residence Cairo is located between downtown Cairo and Giza, approximately 20 km from Cairo International Airport. It features five restaurants including an all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurant, coffee shop, pastry shop and pool café. Guests can also make use of three meeting rooms, a business center and a health club and spa.

“With its central location in the diplomatic quarter of Cairo, and its breathtaking views of the Nile, Hilton Zamalek Residence Cairo is an ideal location,” says Dave Horton, global head of the Hilton flagship brand. “Our guests, many of which will stay with us on a long-term basis here, will enjoy our authentic hospitality and premium products and services, all in the comfort of somewhere they can call home.”

Hilton Worldwide now boasts a portfolio of 6,500 guestrooms in Egypt, where it has had a presence since 1959. “We have had a long and successful history in Egypt, and the opening of this hotel is the next chapter,” says Rudi Jagersbacher, area president for the Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide. “Within another few years, we anticipate growing to 20 properties across the country, and this underpins our confidence in the long-term resilience of the Egyptian tourism market.”

Hilton Worldwide has 17 hotels in Egypt and another three in the development pipeline. The company has 49 hotels in total across the Middle East and Africa with 28 more due to open in the next three to four years.