IHG announces new signings in France and Egypt

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Published on 16/05/23 - Updated on 16/05/23

InterContinental Chantilly - Mont Royal

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of three new hotels to grow its InterContinental and voco brands in France and Egypt.


IHG will open a new flagship InterContinental property in a 107-key château, signed under a management agreement with Groupe BMF and Groupe PFH. It is IHG’s third luxury opening in the country in the past five years.

InterContinental Chantilly - Château Mont Royal (opening 2024)

The property was built in the early 20th century and will undergo renovation works before reopening as an InterContinental hotel. It will house two restaurants, a bar, a summer terrace, 11 meeting rooms, a gym, a sauna, a jacuzzi, as well as treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and a tennis court.

The hotel will be located 40 km from Paris and 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

IHG Hotels & Resorts currently has 64 hotels operating under 9 brands in France, with a further 19 in the pipeline.

In signing InterContinental Chantilly - Château Mont Royal, we are delighted to have brought another luxurious property to our portfolio in France, through which we’ll further enhance the longstanding legacy of the world’s oldest luxury hotel brand. Adding another landmark hotel in one of Europe’s most desired destinations is a proud moment for everyone at IHG. We’re delighted to be maintaining the momentum of our Luxury & Lifestyle growth and demonstrate our commitment to growing our portfolio in European leisure destinations.

Willemijn Geels, Vice-President Development Europe at IHG

We are proud to be partnering with IHG Hotels & Resorts – a true powerhouse of the hotel industry – to bring to life our vision for InterContinental Chantilly - Château Mont Royal. Together, we’re undertaking one of the most exciting hotel projects in the region and we are confident that IHG’s global scale and enterprise platform will enable us to share the beauty of this hotel with guests from across the world. The InterContinental brand is one of the most iconic in the world, and we’re delighted to be continuing its great tradition here in France.

Fabien Bertini, Founder of Groupe BMF & Simon Pinto, President of Groupe PFH


IHG has continued their partnership with Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment, which will see it add 390 keys to its InterContinental and voco brands in the country.

The strengthening of the partnership between IHG and Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment will see the construction of two new Egyptian hotels, InterContinental West Cairo 205 and voco West Cairo 205 Suites.

The establishments will be located in Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investments’ new mixed-use development, 205 an Arkan Palm Development, in West Cairo. The one million m² site will feature offices, residence units, retail outlets, business parks, hospitals and clinics, and an international school.

voco West Cairo 205 Suites (opening January 2026)

The premium property will feature 140 guestrooms, a restaurant, a grab-and-go eatery, and a health club.

InterContinental West Cairo 205 (opening June 2028)

The 250-room luxury hotel will boast four dining outlets: an all-day dining, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge, and a destination bar. Its MICE offer will consist of meeting and events space totalling 1,110 m², including a ballroom. Additional amenities will include a club lounge, a spa, a health club, and a swimming pool.

IHG currently has 7 hotels operating across 4 brands in Egypt, with a further 13 hotels in its pipeline.

We’re delighted to announce the signing of two newly built hotels in Egypt and expand our luxury and premium offering in the country. The new InterContinental West Cairo 205 builds on the brand’s long-standing legacy in Egypt and strengthens our luxury portfolio in the capital by offering world-class stays to guests. Also gaining momentum in the country is our premium brand voco, which combines the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. We look forward to our guests experiencing exceptional hospitality offerings at the new voco West Cairo 205 Suites. Badreldin Group is our existing and valued partner – we opened Crowne Plaza West Cairo-Arkan, the first Crowne Plaza hotel in Egypt, last year. We are delighted to continue the partnership and together, bring more world-class hospitality options to the growing sector in Egypt.

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East, & Africa at IHG

We’re pleased to be growing our hospitality portfolio in Egypt with our esteemed partner, IHG. MEA has historically had strong demand for luxury and premium guest experiences, and as the region continues to be positioned as a great destination for leisure tourism, this demand continues to grow. Having opened a hotel with IHG recently, we are confident in their brands, booking channels, and local understanding to offer the most authentic stay experiences to our guests.

Tamer Badr Eldin, CEO of Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment

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