Hilton to open Africa's first Waldorf Astoria in Cairo
Hilton Cairo Heliopolis opens alongside Towers Luxury Hotel, the soon-to-be first Waldorf Astoria in Africa
Hilton continues its growth and development in Egypt, 60 years after first entering the country, with the opening of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis. The hospitality company has also confirmed plans for the debut of its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria in Egypt later this year – once rebranded this will be the company’s first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Africa.
Hilton has signed two management agreements with Gulf-Egypt for Hotels & Tourism (S.A.E) to operate Heliopolis Hotel & Towers Luxury Hotel under two distinct brands. A 593-room upscale Hilton property is now welcoming guests alongside the 247-room the Towers Luxury Hotel which will rebrand as Waldorf Astoria Cairo following an ambitious renovation programme.
Scheduled to be completed before the end of 2018, the refurbishment will include a redesign of all 247 guestrooms and suites under a customised design concept reflecting the finest traditions of Egyptian hospitality, a renovation of the spacious atrium lobby area to create an arrival experience and the addition of a refined destination spa.
The dual branded complex features two Ballrooms totaling 3000 sqm, an Amphitheatre with built-in conference technologies, 12 meeting rooms varying from 50 to 120 sqm, pre-function areas and a business center. This in addition to two swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, a fitness center, a Health Club and retail space.
Both properties will become part of Hilton Honors. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app. Diamond members will enjoy free premium speed Wi-Fi, space-available upgrades, complimentary breakfast and 1,000 Bonus Points per stay. Gold members will have the option of a complimentary, continental breakfast or 1,000 bonus points per stay.
Hilton, which has more than 5,100 hotels globally, has had a continuous presence in Egypt for more than 60 years, expects to strengthen its current presence across the country with seven more hotels in the next five years