Deutsche Hospitality takes over two further hotels in Egypt
Taba Hotel & Nelson Village and Cairo Pyramids Hotel Gizeh added to the group’s portfolio / Now 99 hotels in operation
Deutsche Hospitality has extended its portfolio by taking over two more hotels in Egypt. The Taba Hotel & Nelson Village in Taba and the Cairo Pyramids Hotel in Gizeh with immediate effect strengthen the company’s presence in the country as it continues to expand.
The Cairo Pyramids Hotel offers 304 rooms as well as spectacular views of the Pyramids of Gizeh. Six restaurants and two bars cater to the culinary well-being of guests, who are also able to enjoy a conference and wedding room, a gym, two swimming pools and a range of shopping facilities. This makes the hotel both a good destination for holidaymakers seeking adventure and relaxation and the ideal venue for business travellers.
The Taba Hotel & Nelson Village lies on the northern end of the Sinai Peninsula directly on the border with Israel. The unique location occupied by the Taba Hotel & Nelson Village on the Gulf of Aqaba enables three countries to be viewed at the same time – Jordan, Israel and Saudi-Arabia. The hotel boasts its own private beach and also houses 401 rooms, including 32 suites. It has a ballroom, a conference room, four differently styled restaurants and three bars and cafés. The extensive leisure activities on offer include two swimming pools, three tennis courts, a massage centre, a shopping centre encompassing 45 retail outlets and a casino.
Both hotels will undergo extensive renovation works until the end of the year and will then be operated under the brand “Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts”. By having added the two hotels, Deutsche Hospitality has now 99 hotels in operation. Puneet Chhatwal, CEO Deutsche Hospitality, comments: „Since many years, Egypt has been a good market for our Steigenberger hotel brand. As we believe in the attractiveness of the country as holiday- and business-destination, we have recently expanded our presence in Egypt. Currently, we are operating ten hotels and three cruise ships on the River Nile and the Lake Nasser in the country.“
Agreements for the two hotels have been signed with the owner companies Taba Tourism Development Company (TTDC) and the Tourism Urbanization Company S.A.E. respectively. Both will be operated via a management agreement. Dr. Essam Abd El Hady, chairman of Tourism Urbanization Company, the owning company of Pyramids Hotel, says: “We made a bidding to get one of the best hotel chains to manage our hotel, as the mother company of our Group owns several five stars hotels all over in Egypt. We chose Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, a brand of Deutsche Hospitality, and we have a huge plan for the development as we already added to the hotel 132 rooms with its new entrance and lobby, restaurants and bars. We believe that Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts will be an added value to the property.”
Dr. Samir Sadek, chairman of TTDC, the owning company of Taba Hotel & Nelson Village, says: “After an intense bidding process we have selected Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts to manage the hotel. Our plan is to invest and renovate the hotel to the highest international standards with a firm belief that tourism in Egypt, and particularly in Sinai, will soon return stronger than ever before.”
About Deutsche Hospitality
Deutsche Hospitality brings together three separate hotel brands – Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City und IntercityHotel. The Deutsche Hospitality brand encompasses a total of 127 hotels, 27 of which are at the development stage. The portfolio includes 58 Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and 41 IntercityHotels. The first Jaz Hotel opened in Amsterdam in November 2015.