IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Arabella Group to develop three new hotels in Egypt between 2023 and 2026.
The signing will add three hotels to IHG’s country portfolio across brands including InterContinental, voco and Crowne Plaza. Furthermore, the hotels will see IHG add over 500 keys to its Egypt portfolio in response to the growing demand for luxury resorts and premium hospitality options in the North African country.
The new-build hotel projects, currently under construction, are set to open in notable areas of Egypt. The incoming new voco Cairo Arabella Plaza is scheduled to open its doors in July 2023, with the Crowne Plaza Cairo Arabella Clubhouse slated for a January 2026 opening and the InterContinental North Coast Direction White for a September 2026 launch.
InterContinental North Coast Direction White
The InterContinental North Coast Direction White will be located in Ras El Hekma, one of the fast-growing luxury resort destinations in the region. The hotel will feature 346 rooms, five food and beverage outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge and a destination pool bar.
Meanwhile, the resort will feature a fully equipped 397sqm meeting space for corporate guests. Other facilities include a club lounge, 1,500sqm spa, health club, and a swimming pool. It is a 90-minute drive from Alexandria International Airport and less than one hour from the soon-to-open Al Alamein International Airport.
voco Cairo Arabella Plaza
Situated in a prime location in Egypt, New Cairo, Voco Arabella Plaza Cairo will offer 77 rooms, five food and beverage outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant, a range of small-scale signature restaurants and a rooftop bar.
The property also will feature a swimming pool and health club, while serving corporate guests with a 427sqm meeting space. voco Cairo Arabella Plaza is just 20 minutes from Cairo International Airport and a 35-minute drive to downtown Egypt.
Crowne Plaza Cairo Arabella Clubhouse
Also located in New Cairo, the 146-key Crowne Plaza Cairo Arabella Clubhouse will be situated within the family friendly Arabella Compound. The hotel will offer three food and beverage outlets, a spa, health club and swimming pool.
Domestic and international business travelers are well catered to with a wide meeting space that includes a 750sqm ballroom for special events. Crowne Plaza Cairo Arabella Clubhouse is just 20 minutes from Cairo International Airport and a 35-minute drive to downtown Egypt.
Egypt offers a wealth of opportunity for the hospitality industry today with New Cairo and other attractive, high-end destinations attracting more visitors to the nation. The signing of three new hotels alongside Arabella Group will support the growth we are witnessing in the country by offering new and compelling luxury and premium hospitality experiences to satisfy the most discerning of travelers.
Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG
IHG Hotels & Resorts currently operates 7 hotels in Egypt, and has 13 hotels in the development pipeline.
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