IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s foremost hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Arabella Group to construct three new hotels in Egypt between 2023 and 2026.
IHG will add over 500 keys to its Egypt portfolio with the addition of InterContinental North Coast Direction White, voco Cairo Arabella Plaza Cairo, and Crowne Plaza Cairo Arabella Clubhouse in response to the growing demand for luxury resorts and premium hospitality options in the North African nation. The agreement bolsters IHG’s presence in the luxury and premium sectors in the region and demonstrates the allure of its upscale hospitality offering among owners and guests.
New hotel developments, currently under construction, are scheduled to open in Egypt’s most prominent areas. The new voco Cairo Arabella Plaza is scheduled to open in July 2023, while the Crowne Plaza Cairo Arabella Clubhouse and InterContinental North Coast Direction White will debut in January 2026 and September 2026, respectively.
IHG’s Managing Director for India, the Middle East, and Africa, Haitham Mattar, stated: “Egypt offers a wealth of opportunity for the hospitality industry today with New Cairo and other attractive, high-end destinations attracting more visitors to the nation. The signing of three new hotels alongside Arabella Group will support the growth we are witnessing in the country by offering new and compelling luxury and premium hospitality experiences to satisfy the most discerning of travelers.”
President of Arabella Group Mohamed Amin El Dokhmesy added, “We are pleased to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts to expand the footprint of three of its leading brands — InterContinental, voco and Crowne Plaza, in Egypt. IHG has delivered first class hospitality experiences to guests worldwide and in Egypt, and as a partner of Arabella Group, we can guarantee it. With Egypt’s hospitality sector seeing exceptional growth, we are confident that both parties will benefit tremendously from this latest partnership.”
Guests of all three hotels will have access to IHG’s best-in-class loyalty programme, IHG One Rewards, which enhances the guest experience by granting them access to enhanced benefits through IHG’s new mobile app. Depending on the selected benefit level, the benefits range from suite upgrades and annual lounge memberships to extended check-outs and much more.
IHG® currently operates 7 hotels in Egypt, with an additional 13 hotels in the pipeline.