Hilberath to usher in two Egypt hotels


Six Continents Hotels has appointed Thomas Hilberath as general manager of the Inter-Continental and Holiday Inn hotels which are being built as part of Citystars Heliopolis, the $600 million landmark development at the heart of the Egyptian capital.

With 533 guest rooms, 184 deluxe suites and apartments, and 73 bungalows and chalets, the Heliopolis Inter-Continental Hotel opens in December 2002. Opening six months later, the Holiday Inn Heliopolis will offer 330 rooms and suites.

German-born Hilberath, 51, has 29 years' experience in the hotel industry, the bulk of this gained while serving as general manager at Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels in Germany, Botswana and South Africa.

From 1996-97 he was regional general manger for four Holdiday Inn hotels and one Crowne Plaza property in Hamburg.

The following year he was pre-opening project manager for the Crowne Plaza Bucharest in Romania. He has received frequent recognition for performance during his career.

The two new hotels are among nine new properties currently under development in Egypt by Six Continents Hotels.