Luxury group Campbell Gray Hotels is to open its first property in Egypt in 2022, housed at the existing Kings Polo Academy and Equestrian Centre in Cairo.
The as yet unnamed boutique hotel will offer 70 rooms and suites which overlook the polo fields and landscaped gardens, an all-day dining restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace, and a library lounge with the largest equestrian book collection in the region. The hotel will also have a PureGray Health and Wellbeing space and two swimming pools.
The group will open a clubhouse adjacent to the existing Kings Polo Academy which will comprise a restaurant, lounge bar and dining area, and a field-side outdoor match terrace, from which guests can watch the polo games.
Members’ facilities will include a dedicated members area, outdoor swimming club, fitness center, and equestrian centre. There will also be an events space.
The hotel is located 55 minutes from Cairo International airport, and 35 minutes from the city’s new Grand Egyptian Museum and The Pyramids of Giza.
The original site has housed the Kings Polo Academy for the past three years. Campbell Gray Hotels is working with Esmeralda Real Estate Development and El Ghoneimi Architects to carry out the development of the new property.
Saad Audeh, Chairman of Campbell Gray Hotels, commented on the news:
“We are thrilled to be part of this unique project in Cairo by Esmeralda Real Estate Development. We share their vision to create a totally unique and modern destination, built around the passion and excitement for polo and equestrian pursuits. Located so close to the Pyramids and the new Grand Egyptian Museum, the resort is perfectly placed for historic tours of Egypt. Campbell Gray Hotels will deliver its usual exceptional standards of service and create lasting memories for guests staying at this wonderful destination.”
The group currently counts The Merchant House in Bahrain, The Machrie in Scotland, Le Gray in Beirut (currently closed but set to reopen in 2021), and The Farmington in Liberia in its collection. It will also open a wellness retreat in Portugal in 2021.