CAIRO

Hilton Cairo Heliopolis opened its doors and the adjacent Waldorf Astoria Cairo will follow in late 2018. Hilton will operate Heliopolis Hotel & Towers Luxury Hotel under two distinct brands.

A 593-room Hilton property is now welcoming guests alongside the 247-room the Towers Luxury Hotel which will rebrand as Waldorf Astoria Cairo following a renovation.

Scheduled to be completed before the end of 2018, the refurbishment will create a new home for luxury travelers to Africa, bringing Waldorf Astoria's inspirational environments, unforgettable experiences and True Waldorf Service to the continent for the first time. This will include a redesign of all 247 guest rooms and suites under a customized design concept reflecting the finest traditions of Egyptian hospitality, a renovation of the spacious atrium lobby area to create an iconic arrival experience and the addition of a refined destination spa.

"We are beginning 2018 in style by launching our Waldorf Astoria brand in Africa and making Hilton Cairo Heliopolis our sixth hotel in the Egyptian capital,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton. “We are working with great partners, Gulf-Egypt for Hotels & Tourism, and we look forward to great success with these two hotels which give our customers a new and convenient option near Cairo airport."

The dual-branded complex features two ballrooms totaling nearly 32,300 square feet, an amphitheatre with built-in conference technologies, 12 meeting rooms varying from 500 to 1,300 square feet, prefunction areas and a business center. The hotels also offer two swimming pools, a fitness center and a health club.

Extending across both hotels, guests can enjoy an incredible 17 diverse choices of dining and entertainment options. Leonardo is a Classic Italian cuisine with subtle modern influence, while Rainbow Bar is the Lobby bar and lounge. Lan Tania specializes in Far Eastern and Asian cuisine with an open show kitchen.

Al Dabke offers Lebanese favorites cooked on a charcoal grill using authentic ingredients and traditional cooking methods. The hotel also offers a wide variety of additional restaurants serving Egyptian, Chinese and Indian food, in addition to a pool bar and traditional English pub.