During a recent trip to Egypt, Reto Wittwer, CEO and president of Kempinski Hotels, announced the mid-2010 opening of the group’s newest boutique offering in Cairo.
The Kempinski Nile Hotel, which replaces an old property, is located in the prestigious Garden City district, on the Nile front. Owned by Talaat Mostafa Group (TMG) it is the first important and influential property for Kempinski in the Egyptian capital.
While holding onto its precious location in the lively heart of Cairo, the hotel was revamped in a record 30 months during which the décor and character have been changed, evolving into a more contemporary set-up which captures the essence of style and relaxed elegance, the warm and refined atmosphere combined with the state-of-the-art technology which will be the masterpiece of the hotel offerings that will create signature moments for its clients.
Interior design of the 191-room boutique-style hotel was carried out by the world-renowned French architect Pierre Yves Rochon who created a business entity which evokes luxury and a lively mood while resonating with the opulence of Egypt’s time-honoured culture depicted in his choice of the murals adorning the walls of the lobby
The hotel boasts a rich array of culinary delights in the new dining venues alongside the bar and lounges that will open for leisure and night-time entertainment all under the supervision of an internationally-seasoned executive chef with Michelin-star restaurant experience.
The outlets include a rooftop pool bar, shisha lounge, an Ottoman restaurant, a jazz bar and a chic dining restaurant. The hotel will provide a spa and outdoor rooftop swimming pool, as well as state-of-the-art business and meeting facilities.
Wittwer said: “Cairo is a city where we have long been interested to establish a Kempinski presence, so we are particularly delighted to enter Cairo with such a great property on the banks of the Nile. TMG is a strong partner which shares our vision of strong positioning and market leadership to redefine authentic European hospitality traditions which Cairo, at present, longs for.”
Axel Ludwig, general manager, Kempinski Nile Hotel added: “The prime location of the property, combined with its superlative facilities, gives Kempinski a great opportunity to positively establish our brand in Cairo. Kempinski Nile Hotel is set to offer the key values of city boutique hotels. The contemporary elegant design combined with the warm charming atmosphere and the tailored service reflect the European tradition of luxury and life-style blended with Egyptian culture and authenticity.”
“We strongly believe that Kempinski Nile Hotel will be a great addition to Kempinski’s collection of individuals located in many of the world’s most well-known cities and resorts, which includes hotels in the grand manner, pace-setting modern establishments and older hotels and palaces of distinguished heritage and individual charm.” Wittwer concluded.
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