On Thursday, the 12th of May 2023, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, H.E Mr. Ahmed Issa, and General Ahmed Rashid, Governor of Giza, witnessed the signing ceremony of the first Lifestyle Art Hotel in Egypt, Hyatt Centric Cairo West, located in the Pyramids Heights Business Park. The contract was signed between ALDAU Development, a member of Sami Saad Holding, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, marking the second hotel in Cairo under the Group’s management. The event was attended by journalists, writers, and media representatives.
The First Lifestyle Art Hotel in Egypt
Hyatt Centric Cairo West, which will be opened in early 2024, is the first lifestyle art hotel facility in Egypt with a capacity of 283 hotel rooms that provide all hotel services on an area of up to 27,000 square meters with investments of one billion pounds. The hotel is strategically located in western Cairo, minutes from the Grand Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and Sphinx International Airport.
During the ceremony, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Issa expressed his sincere happiness for this generous invitation, recognizing the achievements of Hyatt Regency Cairo West on the ground and its contribution to increasing hotel capacity in Egypt.
He emphasized the ministry’s keenness to encourage hospitality investment opportunities, increase the capacity of hotel rooms, and develop the inbound tourism movement to reach ambitious targets set by the country for tourists arriving from various global markets. The signing of this contract will mark the beginning of the success of this new type of hotel facility and will be a strong addition to the hotel capacity and availability in the west of Cairo.
National Strategy for Tourism Development in Egypt
The Minister also spoke about the national strategy for tourism development in Egypt, which aims to achieve rapid growth ranging from 25% to 30% annually in the tourism industry. One of its most prominent axes is to improve the tourism investment climate in Egypt by uniting the state with investors in the private sector, whether Egyptian or foreign. This will help to develop and improve the tourism experience in Egypt by enhancing the quality of services provided to tourists and increasing the number of hotel rooms during the coming period.
Another axis is providing access to Egyptian tourist destinations and doubling the number of upcoming airline seats in Egypt in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Working to develop and improve the tourism experience in Egypt by enhancing the quality of services provided to tourists is also a significant part of the strategy.
Egypt’s Promising Tourism Sector
Egypt’s tourism sector is a promising industry, and the strategies of the private sector and the Ministry act as a sergeant, regulator, and licensee for the tourism industry in Egypt. The Minister confirmed that they are on the right track to achieve the Egyptian state’s goals for the tourism industry, and it is expected to reach 30 million tourists by 2028.
Hyatt Centric Cairo West: A New Addition to Cairo’s Hotel Industry
Eng. Bassel Sami Saad, on behalf of his colleagues at ALDAU Development, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the political leadership, the Prime Minister, and the government for their support for investment, especially tourism investment. He also thanked Mr. Ahmed Issa, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities for their continuous efforts and work in coordinating with all ministries to complete the various tourism projects.
The Hyatt Centric Cairo West Hotel, which will open in early 2024, is the first lifestyle art hotel facility in Egypt, with a capacity of 283 hotel rooms that provide all hotel services. It is strategically located in western Cairo, minutes from the Grand Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and Sphinx International Airport. The signing of this contract is a continuation of cooperation with Hyatt Hotels after the opening of the Hyatt Regency Cairo West Hotel in February 2022, making it the second hotel in Cairo under the Group’s management.