Arkan Palm and IHG Announce Egypt’s First Holiday Inn Express in 205 West Cairo Project

Arkan Palm And IHG Announce Egypt’s First Holiday Inn Express In 205 West Cairo Project


Arkan Palm, a leading Egyptian real estate developer, has announced a significant milestone in its collaboration with IHG Hotels & Resorts. They are introducing the first Holiday Inn Express to Egypt as part of Arkan Palm’s 205 West Cairo project. This partnership will increase the number of rooms across all three IHG hotels in 205 to a total of 700, showcasing the strong relationship between Arkan Palm and IHG. With over 3,000 hotels in 50 countries, Holiday Inn Express is one of IHG’s fastest-growing brands.

The Dynamic 205 West Cairo Project and Holiday Inn Express

The 205 West Cairo project, developed by Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment, is the vibrant core of West Cairo. This project features a mix of residential, commercial, and medical units. It includes luxurious apartments on the Canal Walk Island, office spaces, and upscale retail in 205 Downtown and The Angle. Additionally, the Safa Med Park, West Cairo’s largest hospital, clinics, and specialized medical centers, forms part of this grand project.

In the hospitality sector, 205 will host an InterContinental hotel and voco Suites, with IHG as the exclusive hospitality partner. The newest addition is the 200-key Holiday Inn Express West Cairo 205, set to open in 2027. This hotel will cater to modern travelers with amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, comfortable rooms, meeting spaces, food and beverage options, retail outlets, and a fitness center. Its location near the Pyramids and the Grand Egyptian Museum makes it ideal for business and leisure guests, addressing the rising demand for quality, affordable accommodation.

Strategic Location and Growing Demand

West Cairo’s emergence as a business and tourism hub influenced the decision to build the Holiday Inn Express in this prime location. The hotel’s proximity to major attractions and business centers makes it perfect for the brand’s Egyptian debut. This strategic location addresses the growing demand for high-quality and affordable hospitality in the area.


Leadership Statements

Engineer Amr Badreldine, CEO of Arkan Palm for Real Estate Investment, expressed excitement about the partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts. He stated, “We are thrilled to introduce the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Egypt. This project reinforces our partnership and commitment to enhancing Egypt’s hospitality sector. We aim to deliver exceptional experiences, and this new addition aligns with our vision of providing high-quality accommodation. We are confident it will set new industry standards and cater to the diverse needs of modern travelers, whether for business or leisure.”

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director for India, Middle East & Africa at IHG, said, “Expanding in Egypt with Arkan Palm supports our commitment to Cairo’s vibrant hospitality sector and aligns with Egypt’s National Tourism Strategy. Holiday Inn Express meets the growing demand for high-quality accommodation for modern, savvy travelers. We are confident this new addition will be the preferred choice for travelers seeking a simple, engaging place to rest or work.”

About Arkan Palm

Arkan Palm is a joint venture between Badreldin Developments and Arkan, established to create the 205 project in West Cairo. Spanning 205 acres, this development offers an innovative urban concept with unique architecture and design, making it a city within a city. It features luxury residential neighborhoods like Canal Walk Island, commercial spaces such as 205 Downtown and The Angle, and the comprehensive Safa Med Park medical district, which includes West Cairo’s largest hospital. Visit us online for more information about Arkan Palm and the 205 project.

About IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company dedicated to providing True Hospitality for Good. With 19 hotel brands and the IHG One Rewards program, IHG operates over 6,300 hotels in more than 100 countries and has a development pipeline of over 2,000 properties. The portfolio includes luxury brands like InterContinental, premium brands like Crowne Plaza, essentials like Holiday Inn Express, and suite options like Staybridge Suites. Visit us online for more about our hotels, reservations, and the IHG One Rewards app.