CAIRO—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced that it will soon introduce the Westin brand to Egypt with the opening of The Westin Cairo Golf Resort and Spa Katameya Dunes early next year. Owned by New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company SAE, the 128-room resort will be located within the Katameya Dunes development, a 1.8 million square meter luxury residential compound in the New Cairo City District.
“We look forward to partnering with New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company to introduce the Westin brand and its innovative wellness and lifestyle programming in Egypt,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “Westin is enjoying phenomenal global growth due to the success of its distinctive wellness positioning, innovative products and brand-led programs, and we are excited to debut the brand in Cairo next year.”
“The Westin brand works particularly well with the Katameya Dunes concept and this collaboration is a perfect match, which we expect will create an exceptionally outstanding hotel experience,” said the Abou Taleb brothers, Khaled and Tarek, owners and developers of Katameya Dunes.
The Westin Cairo will offer 127 guestrooms and one presidential suite, all featuring the latest in-room technology. The hotel will include four dining venues—an all-day dining restaurant, a café, a bar, and a lounge. Spanning 12,500 square meters, the hotel will provide other facilities such as a spacious ballroom, The Heavenly Spa by Westin, the Nick Faldo and Brian Curley-designed golf course, a pool, fitness center, and a 24-hour business center.
Starwood currently operates 11 hotels in Egypt under its Sheraton and Le Méridien brands