IHG HOTELS & RESORTS STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN CAIRO BY PARTNERING WITH ARKAN PALM FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TO BUILD TWO NEW HOTELS IN THE CITY, CATERING TO THE DEMAND FOR LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS. THE UPCOMING INTERCONTINENTAL WEST CAIRO 205 AND VOCO WEST CAIRO 205 SUITES WILL BE PART OF A MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT, SOLIDIFYING IHG’S COMMITMENT TO THE EGYPTIAN MARKET.
Cairo, Egypt: IHG Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company, is further enhancing its presence in Egypt through a partnership with Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment, one of the country’s prominent developers. The collaboration aims to establish two new hotels in Cairo: InterContinental West Cairo 205, slated to open in January 2028, and voco West Cairo 205 Suites, scheduled for a June 2026 opening.
Strategically situated within Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment’s upcoming mixed-use development, known as 205 an Arkan Palm Development, the hotels will be located in West Cairo—a highly sought-after area in Egypt. Spanning over one million square meters, the development will encompass office spaces, residential units, retail outlets, business parks, healthcare facilities, an international school, and a groundbreaking Canal Walk Island featuring residential and retail spaces, a first-of-its-kind concept in Egypt.
This dual hotel signing will introduce 390 rooms to IHG’s Egypt portfolio, addressing the growing demand for luxury and premium guest experiences in the region. The agreement underscores IHG’s dedication to the Egyptian market and reflects the trust that its long-term partners place in the company and its brand portfolio.
Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, expressed his enthusiasm about the new developments, stating, “We are thrilled to announce the signing of two newly built hotels in Egypt, which will expand our luxury and premium offerings in the country. InterContinental West Cairo 205 will build upon the brand’s renowned legacy in Egypt, bolstering our luxury portfolio in the capital and providing guests with world-class stays. Additionally, our premium brand voco is gaining momentum in the country, offering a unique blend of individual charm and the quality assurance of a global, respected brand. We eagerly anticipate offering exceptional hospitality experiences to our guests at the new voco West Cairo 205 Suites.”
Mattar further emphasized the importance of their partnership with Badreldin Group, stating, “Badreldin Group is our esteemed and existing partner. Last year, we opened Crowne Plaza West Cairo- Arkan, the first Crowne Plaza hotel in Egypt. We are delighted to continue this partnership and jointly introduce more top-notch hospitality options to Egypt’s flourishing sector.”
Tamer Badr Eldin, Chief Executive Officer of Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment, expressed his satisfaction with the signings, saying, “We are pleased to expand our hospitality portfolio in Egypt alongside our esteemed partner, IHG. The Middle East and Africa have consistently shown a strong demand for luxury and premium guest experiences, and as the region continues to establish itself as a premier leisure tourism destination, this demand will continue to grow. Having recently opened a hotel with IHG, we have confidence in their brands, booking channels, and local expertise to provide our guests with the most authentic and enjoyable stay experiences.