IHG set to debut Crowne Plaza brand in Cairo in 2021

IHG set to debut Crowne Plaza brand in Cairo in 2021
Rajit Sukumaran.
Published: 22 November 2017 - 12:14 a.m.
By: Devina Divecha

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed the Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City in partnership with Al Badr For Investments and Commercial Spaces Company.

IHG currently has 2,169 rooms in Cairo under the InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites brands.

Scheduled to open in 2021, the 187-room new build will form part of Phase II of Arkan Plaza, an up-scale mixed-used development, and is located in Sheikh Zayed City, on the 26th of July corridor main spine, which connects the cities of Sheikh Zayed and 6th of October with the central Cairo area.

The new hotel is 10 minutes away from the New Cairo Museum and 15 minutes from the Great Pyramids of Giza. It is also in close proximity to Cairo International Airport and will be 10km away from the Sphinx International Airport.

The property is set to offer three meeting rooms and a business centre, along with an outdoor pool, Club Lounge, a spa, and three food and beverage outlets.

IHG chief development officer Asia, Middle East and Africa Rajit Sukumaran said in a statement: "The latest addition to our portfolio in Cairo underscores our commitment to the market and our overall expansion plan in MENA. The total number of Crowne Plaza hotels in MENA is set to grow over the next three to five years with eight Crowne Plaza hotels in our development pipeline.

"Cairo is an important business hub and the upcoming opening of the Sphinx International Airport presents an excellent opportunity to introduce the brand to cater to the business travellers."

As of figures from September 30, 2017, there were 412 Crowne Plaza hotels open across the globe, with a further 84 hotels due to open in in the next three to five years.

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