Mohab Ghali, vice president of operations of Hilton Egypt and North Africa, said, “the company aims to raise its hotel capacity in Egypt to 9,000 rooms over the next four years, compared to 6,300 rooms in 17 hotels at the moment.”
Ghali said, at a press conference during the launch of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and Towers Heliopolis, that the number of brands managed by Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Egypt has risen from three to five brands, reflecting the strength of Egypt as a tourist destination and its efficiency in attracting the world’s largest hotel leasing companies.
The head of the company’s operations in Egypt and North Africa said that this period will see further presence by Hilton in new cities, including the New Administrative Capital and New Alamein, as well as Aswan.
“We have new hotels that will enter service in Maadi and Zamalek next year, along with the renovation of some hotels in Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria,” said Ghali.
According to Ghali, the development of the Towers Heliopolis Hotel under Waldorf Astoria will be completed in 2018 with a capacity of 247 rooms.
Ghali declined to disclose the cost of hotel renovations, saying, “the company will take advantage of low occupancy times for replacement and renewal.”
He said that the group’s hotels in Egypt doubled in comparison to the previous year in view of the increase in tourist traffic to Egypt.