News for the Hospitality Executive
Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement with Afak Co.
for Touristic Development for the New Build 676-room Hilton Makadi Resort,
the Fourth Hilton Property in Hurghada, Egypt
CAIRO and MCLEAN, Va. - December 13, 2010 - Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Afak Co. for Touristic Development Co., one of the Egyptian Engineers Companies (Zaghloul Holdings), for the newly built 676-room Hilton Makadi Resort, the fourth Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Hurghada, Egypt.
The hotel is expected to open its doors as a Hilton Hotels & Resort property in June 2011 with the 330 rooms that make up phase one of the project. Phase two, the final 346 rooms, is expected to open by Q2 2012. Situated in a prime location in the new area of Makadi Bay, about 30km south of Hurghada and 35km from Hurghada International Airport, the hotel overlooks the Red Sea front with a 400-meter, private sandy beach.
"Our brand's global growth, particularly in the resort and leisure segment, continues at a rapid pace as we mark the signing of another Hilton property in Egypt. Hilton Makadi Resort will be a great addition to the market - offering guests our very own Hilton-style, world-class service and forward-thinking approach in a spectacular setting with beautiful Red Sea views," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
Hurghada, Egypt is also home to Hilton Hurghada Resort, Hilton Hurghada Plaza and Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort. The newest Hilton Hotels & Resorts property, the Hilton Makadi Resort, will feature two meeting rooms, three lounges, an all-day dining and two speciality restaurants and will offer three swimming pools, a health club, spa, and diving center for leisure in addition to a private beach; it will be the 17th Hilton Worldwide property in the country.
"Our flagship brand first entered Hurghada in 1995. Since then the area has developed rapidly and it continues to be a growing tourist destination. Makadi Bay, in particular, is a great location for our newest hotel along the Egyptian Red Sea coast." said Jean-Paul Herzog, area president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East and Africa.
"Hilton Hotels & Resorts enjoys tremendous brand recognition in Egypt, which made them a natural choice for us. As the country continues to witness a growth in tourism and with the increasing popularity of Hurghada as an international destination, we're delighted Hilton will manage our new property and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership." said Hazem Saad Zaghloul, chairman, Afak Co. for Touristic Development Co.
Hilton Worldwide has 44 hotels across 14 countries in the
Middle East & Africa, with another 29 hotels under development.
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Noha Bassily, Hilton Worldwide, Egypt & Levant
+20 2 2594 7045
John Forest Ales, Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 4512