Pascal Gauvin, IHG Pascal Gauvin, IHG

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed 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.

Scheduled to open in 2023, and with rooms directly overlooking the Pyramids, the 200-room Holiday Inn Giza Sun Capital and 150-room 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.

The properties are located 30 minutes away from the city centre, and a 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. Business travellers will also have access to two meeting rooms, a business centre as well as a ballroom for large scale events and weddings.

Staybridge Suites Giza Sun Capital, aimed at extended-stay guests, will also feature an outdoor pool and gym.

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IHG managing director IMEA Pascal Gauvin said in a statement: "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 2,000 rooms, and robust pipeline across our brands."

Arabia Hotels chairman and CEO Eng. Tarek Shoukry added: "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."