IHG announces new double signing in Cairo

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IHG Hotels & Resorts is continuing its partnership with Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment with the signing of these two new hotels in the Egyptian capital.

These two new hotels under the InterContinental and voco brands will bring 390 new rooms to the country. Both properties will be a part of 205 an Arkan Palm Development.

A prime location

In partnership with Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment, IHG is set to open InterContinental West Cairo 205 and voco West Cairo 205 Suites at the new mixed-use 205 an Arkan Palm Development in West Cairo.

The InterContinental hotel is expected to open in January 2028 and the voco hotel is scheduled for a June 2026 debut. The double signing responds to the high demand for luxury and premium guest experiences here.

The one-million-sqm 205 an Arkan Palm Development will encompass office, residential units and retail as well as hospitals, clinic, an international school and Canal Walk Island, which will be made up of residential and retail space.

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the signing of two newly built hotels in Egypt, and expand our luxury and premium offering in the country. The new InterContinental West Cairo 205 builds on the brand’s long-standing legacy in Egypt and strengthens our luxury portfolio in the capital by offering world-class stays to guests.”

“Also gaining momentum in the country is our premium brand voco, which combines the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. We look forward to our guests experiencing exceptional hospitality offerings at the new voco West Cairo 205 Suites.”

Luxury and premium hospitality experiences

The 250-key InterContinental West Cairo 205 will provide a luxury hotel experience with an all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurant, lobby lounge and destination bar, as well as a club lounge, spa, health club, swimming pool and 1,110 sq m of event space including a ballroom.

The 140-room voco West Cairo 205 Suites will then offer guests a premium stay with the brand’s signature bold design and a range of amenities including a restaurant, grab-and-go eatery and health club.

Both properties will place guests close to sites including the Pyramids and the soon-to-open Grand Egyptian Museum, 30 minutes from downtown Cairo and within 45 minutes of Cairo International Airport.

Commenting on the signings, Tamer Badr Eldin, Chief Executive Officer of Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment added: “We’re pleased to be growing our hospitality portfolio in Egypt with our esteemed partner, IHG.”

“MEA has historically had strong demand for luxury and premium guest experiences, and as the region continues to be positioned as a great destination for leisure tourism, this demand continues to grow. Having opened a hotel with IHG recently, we are confident in their brands, booking channels and local understanding to offer the most authentic stay experiences to our guests.”