Waldorf Astoria makes Egyptian debut

Premier King with Botanical Garden view … Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brands, has announced its expansion into Egypt and the African continent with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis.

The property is located in the ancient city of Heliopolis, close to Egypt’s main presidential palace, the up-and-coming New Administrative Capital, a new urban community that is home to government, residential, business and cultural districts.

It is also in the vicinity of must-see spots like Downtown Cairo, Khan El Khalili Bazaar and the highly anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum.

The elegant hotel brings a welcoming atmosphere, unforgettable experiences, and seamless, personalised service to the Egyptian capital, providing a tranquil oasis, complete with beautiful botanical gardens, for guests to unwind away from the bustling streets of the city.

Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis offers 252 luxurious and contemporary deluxe rooms and suites, and four exquisite restaurants with the hotel’s signature restaurant, Brasserie Ayda serving an eclectic ‘Mediterranean-without-Borders’ menu.

Simon Vincent, Executive Eice-President and President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton, said: “Egypt welcomed 11.7 million tourists in 2022, up 46 per cent on the previous year, and with Cairo often being the starting point for travellers’ journey to discover Egypt, we are delighted to bring the world-renowned luxury of Waldorf Astoria to this sought-after destination.”

Designed by the London-based Adrian Barboza Design, the interiors are inspired by the Art Deco era and also include references to Pharaonic arts. A soaring glass-walled atrium lobby has been curved into the shape of the eye of the Pharaonic god, Ra. Taking centre stage is the iconic Waldorf Astoria clock.