IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the signing of two new hotels in Giza, Egypt – Holiday Inn® Giza Sun Capital and Staybridge Suites® Giza Sun Capital, in partnership with Arabia Hotels , a subsidiary of Arabia Holding. The new development aligns with IHG®’s strategy for portfolio expansion across Middle East and North Africa (MENA), by strengthening the presence in primary markets.
Scheduled to open in 2024, and with rooms directly overlooking the Pyramids, the 200-room Holiday Inn® Giza Sun Capital and 150-rooms Staybridge Suites® Giza Sun Capital will be the first IHG® hotels to open in the area. Both hotels will be part of Sun Capital, a mixed-use project that will include the largest commercial area in Egypt, a luxury commercial mall – the first outlet mall in Africa, an Egyptian Cultural themed park, an international university and an international school. Additionally, the hotels are strategically located to carter to business, leisure and long stay travelers, sitting 30 minutes away from the city center, and a convenient 15-minute drive from the 6th October Airport.
Guests at the Holiday Inn® Giza Sun Capital will have a choice of two dining options, as well as a gym and an outdoor pool to relax and spend time with their family. Business travellers will also have access to two meeting rooms, a business centre as well as a ballroom for large scale events and weddings.
Pascal Gauvin, managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said of the signing: “We are delighted to be partnering with an esteemed developer, Arabia Hotels SAE to bring our brands Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites to Giza. Egypt is an important market for us and we have a strong presence in the country with over 2000 rooms, and robust pipeline across our brands.”
He added – with this signing, we are happy to be a part of Sun Capital, the upcoming commercial and entertainment hub in Giza, and have a strong presence with our two brands – Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suite, that are already well known in the country. “
Eng. Tarek Shoukry, chariman & CEO, Arabia Hotels commented: “We are excited to be working with a global player such as IHG® and bringing their world class brands, Holiday Inn® and Staybridge Suites® into our portfolio. The hotels have an advantage of a fantastic location which will give guests an easy access to surrounding tourist attractions. We are confident that a great location coupled with top-notch amenities that both brands are associated with, will make Holiday Inn® Giza Sun Capital and Staybridge Suites® Giza Sun Capital a popular choice amongst the travellers visiting Giza.”
IHG® currently has 84 hotels operating across nine countries in the Middle East region, including: InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Staybridge Suites® with a further 27 in the development pipeline. Across the Middle East, there are 25 Holiday Inn® hotels open and an additional 7 properties due to open within the next three to five years. There are also 4 Staybridge Suites® hotels open across the Middle East, and an additional 5 hotels due to open within the next three to five years.
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