Hilton hatches hotel for Egypt’s New Administrative Capital

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Hilton Worldwide has inked an agreement with Amazon for Urban Development for a newbuild hotel within a mixed use tower in Egypt’s as yet unnamed New Administrative Capital (NAC).

Taking shape in the new city’s Central Business District on the eastern outskirts of Cairo, Hilton Cairo New Capital Tower is slated to open in Q1 2026.

Top location

The newbuild property is currently under construction and the hotel will occupy the top floors of the skyscraper.

The building is in close proximity to the recently inaugurated Capital International Airport and will have convenient access to the transportation network connecting NAC to other parts of Cairo, including the monorail and Cairo Light Rail lines.

Hilton Cairo New Capital Tower will house 120 units, including 72 guestrooms and 48 one-bedroom suites, four food and beverage outlets, a pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.

Central hub

Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East and Africa, Hilton, said: “We are excited to be working closely with Amazon for Urban Development to bring the award-winning Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to Cairo’s New Administrative Capital.

“As a key central and business hub, the hotel sits in a unique location, giving guests access to one of the capital’s vibrant business communities.”

Upscale vision

Eng. Hossam Abouelsoud, chairman, Amazon for Urban Development, added: “Partnering with Hilton to open Hilton Cairo New Capital Tower is in line with our upscale vision for the New Administrative Capital.

“As we continue to make exciting progress, ensuring our hospitality offering matches the high standards set for this iconic development is instrumental to our approach. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a well-known global brand that enjoys a longstanding legacy in Egypt, making it the perfect choice to accommodate guests staying in the heart of the NAC.”

Egyptian doubling

Hilton plans to double its portfolio across Egypt – the company currently has 14 trading hotels in the country with another 16 in the pipeline.

Of the trading properties, six are located in Cairo, with another seven under development, including the soon to open Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi and the 130-key Hilton Garden Inn, Cairo Business Park, arriving in New Cairo in Q3 2024.