Ritz-Carlton rises in New Cairo

Marriott International has inked an agreement with Palm Hills Developments to open a new Ritz-Carlton hotel in New Cairo, Egypt.

The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills deal is aimed at signalling Marriott’s commitment to strengthening its portfolio of properties across its luxury brands in Egypt.

State-of-the-art facilities

Scheduled to open in 2027, the luxury property is expected to include 150 guestrooms and 50 one-, two- and three-bedroom serviced apartments.

Comprehensive facilities are anticipated to include five dining destinations, a spa, fitness centre, pool, children’s club and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities.

Mixed use site

Part of Palm Hills, a luxury mixed use community in the suburbs of West Cairo, the hotel has views of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Palm Hills Golf Course.

The Palm Hills West Cairo development will consist of residential, commercial, extended dining offerings and entertainment areas.

Sought-after destination

Sandeep Walia, chief operating officer – Middle East, Marriott International, said: “We are thrilled to work with Palm Hills Developments to bring a new level of exceptional luxury and unrivalled elegance to West Cairo.

“Cairo is a sought-after leisure destination synonymous with some of the world’s most outstanding historical and cultural sites. We continue to see opportunities to thoughtfully grow our iconic brands in Egypt and other destinations where we know our guests want to travel most.”

Prominent collaborator

Palm Hills Developments’ chairman and group CEO Yasseen Mansour commented: “We would like to welcome Marriott International as our new prominent collaborator in Palm Hills October as we are always eager to work with best-in-class partners, and bringing Ritz-Carlton on board is a milestone for our company, that aligns perfectly with our strategic vision of encouraging the tourism sector along with elevating the offerings of the real estate industry in Egypt.

“This collaboration underscores our commitment to complement PHD’s communities and hence maximise their values. By joining forces with Ritz-Carlton, we will deliver an unparalleled international experience, redefining luxury and setting new standards in Palmet October.” 

New in north Africa

Marriott International is also developing another luxury site in New Cairo: the 350-key W Cairo, which will be part of the 300,000 sq m 1-Ninety mixed use development featuring retail space, commercial and residential components. Delivery is slated for Q1 2026.

Over in northwestern Africa, the group’s luxury endeavours are continuing with St Regis Marrakech Resort in Morocco. Part of the Assoufid Golf Resort, the hotel will have 96 spacious rooms and villas when it arrives in Q3 2024.