Marriott International has announced the signing of an agreement to open a St Regis hotel in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt, just outside of Cairo.
“We are delighted to be working with the National Authority for Management & Investment on this exceptional conversion opportunity to bring St Regis to Egypt’s New Administrative Capital,” said Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “This signing further enhances the St Regis brand portfolio in the Middle East and Africa and underscores the tremendous momentum that our luxury brands have in the region.”
With the population of greater Cairo expected to double in the next few decades, the government in Egypt announced plans to build the New Administrative Capital.
Almasa Royal Palace, which the owner has operated for the past two years, is located adjacent to a 42,000-square-foot convention centre that hosts official government conventions and events, as well as official foreign presidents’ visits.
The St Regis Almasa is expected to occupy the existing luxury hotel in the second quarter of this year.
“A vital role in the development of tourism in Egypt”
Colonel Waleed Samy Salama, CEO, National Authority for Management & Investment commented: “The St Regis Almasa will be positioned as the luxury hospitality hub in the New Administrative Capital and with the largest state-of-the-art convention centre in Egypt, the hotel will be the ideal host to the country’s largest events, conferences and summits. We are confident that this deal signing will play a vital role in the development of tourism in Egypt.”
The luxury hotel consists of 270 rooms, 90 suites, 60 apartments and 14 villas. Other facilities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a gym, spa, clubhouse and 20 food and beverage outlets.