Monday, May 18, 2015
Re-Opening, Cairo: The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo to open in late summer 2015
The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo is due to finally open by late summer, six years after the luxury brand agreed to take over the former Nile Hilton.
Scheduled to open its doors to the public in the late summer of 2015, The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Egypt, is set to reopen under Ritz-Carlton’s stewardship following a complete renovation, which is due to retain many of its original features.
“The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo will amplify the hotel’s classic legacy with a contemporary approach. As a brand, we are proud of instilling in all our properties, a distinct personality rooted in a sense of place and history,” said president & chief operations officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Hervé Humler.
He added: “By complementing the property’s natural strengths with our focus on bespoke service, diverse experiences and rich memories, we aim to reinstate the hotel as pride of national tourism in the country.”
Standing between the Nile and Tahrir Square, the property is accessible from Cairo’s key attractions and landmarks including the Arab League Headquarters and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Adding to this, Qasr El Nile Bridge, which is in close proximity, links the hotel to the Cairo Opera House.
The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, ideal for both the leisure and business traveller, is to comprise of 331 rooms, ultramodern facilities, an Olympic-size pool with 17 private cabanas, a range of F&B outlets, a spa offering signature therapies, meetings and conference facilities including the Alf Leila wa Leila Ballroom and a new conference centre – offering conference spaces and a 1,700m² conference hall.
Humler concluded: “The hotel holds an iconic space in the city’s history and we wanted to salute that. Our Ladies and Gentlemen will not only be ambassadors of the Ritz-Carlton, crafting the legendary service and creating lifelong memories, but also symbols of the hotel’s magnificent past and its ongoing pursuit of excellence.”