Hilton Hotels & Resorts To Open Its Second Hotel In Alexandria, Egypt

New Signing Represents 19th Hilton Worldwide Property in Egypt

This information originated in U.K. English.

December 03, 2012

DUBAI, U.A.E and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide is set to further strengthen its presence in Egypt following the signing of a management agreement with Delta for Tourism & Hotels Company to introduce a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts property to the city of Alexandria.  

The new 158-room Hilton Alexandria Corniche, a conversion property, is expected to open as a Hilton branded hotel in 2013 and will be Hilton Worldwide's 19th property in Egypt and it's second in Alexandria.

Hilton Alexandria Corniche will enjoy a prime location and imposing presence in Alexandria's most upscale district on the city's Corniche.  Surrounded by stylish residences and boasting stunning views of the beachfront and Mediterranean Sea, the property will feature two large function rooms, four meeting rooms, a business centre, three restaurants, two of which will be speciality, and two bars.  Leisure facilities will include a health club & spa, private beach and an outdoor pool. 

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: "I am thrilled we continue to build on our important legacy in Egypt, a country we have served for more than  50 years.  Alexandria is an inspired choice for our latest signing, it is a vibrant city with a strong business and tourism sector and our new hotel, commanding a superior beachfront location, will perfectly complement the facilities at our existing city-based hotel in Alexandria."  

Known as the 'Pearl of the Mediterranean' and Egypt's second largest city, Alexandria enjoys a rich and proud heritage dating back to 331 BC when Alexander the Great founded the city.  Alexandria's status as a beacon of culture and civilisation was symbolised at the time by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse which became one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Today, the city is a beacon to industry, commerce and tourism attracting a mix of business, leisure and cultural travellers.   

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: "As the pre-eminent hospitality provider in the region, our portfolio of properties in Egypt incorporates many styles and offerings but all share the well-defined, distinctive company hallmarks of top quality facilities and high standards of service.  Hilton Alexandria Corniche will perfectly combine these style and service attributes to create a premium experience for both leisure and business travellers."  

Tarek El Sayed, Chairman of owners Delta for Tourism & Hotels company said: "We wanted to collaborate with an internationally recognised brand to match our ambition to provide world class hotel facilities.  Hilton Worldwide has the experience and the reputation and were our natural first choice to operate this landmark property." 

Contact

Elaine Reed
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
+971 (0)4 4345461
elaine.reed@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

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