Marriott announces plans for Element Cairo

The Gate Complex, Heliopolis

Marriott has announced plans to debut Element Hotels, the company’s eco-conscious brand, in Egypt.

Element Cairo is slated to open in 2019 and will be the largest Element property in Africa and the Middle East at 334 rooms.

Facilities will include studios and suites with up to three bedrooms, all with fully-equipped kitchens, as well as 668 sqm of meeting space, a fitness centre and complimentary breakfast and evening wine receptions.

The hotel will be located in Cairo’s Heliopolis district as part of eco-friendly development complex, The Gate, created by Abraj Misr Urban Development. The Gate is the largest residential and commercial facility in Egypt, with over 320,000 sqm total area of apartments, retail and office space.

Abraj Misr Board of Directors Chairman Ali Rabie said:

“It is with great pride that we announce the inking of an agreement to bring Element Hotels to Egypt as part of one of the foremost real estate projects by our company.

“Our collaboration is a continuation of the company’s strategy of working with reputed international brands to redefine the lifestyle landscape. We are confident that this project with its modern and outstanding architectural design will be the first choice for those seeking uniqueness of experience and tranquility.”

There are 22 Element Hotels currently open, but the brand is set to open over 50 new properties by the time Element Cairo is finished, including 19 outside the US.

The brand was originally developed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and now falls under the Marriott portfolio following the merger of the two groups.

elementhotels.com


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  • Given the political uncertainty in Egypt, it’s good, albeit surprising, to see Marriott/Starwood further investing in this market – presumably anticipating future improvement in the situation.

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