Cairo quality room supply increases

Cairo has another 366 quality hotel rooms following the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.

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By  David Ingham Published  August 31, 2004

Cairo has another major high end property following the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. The 366 room hotel is located in Cairo’s upscale Garden City district, with the Nile on one side and views of the old citadel on the other. “With the opening of our second hotel in Cairo, we are offering our guests two completely distinct experiences on opposite sides of the Nile,” says Wolf Hengst, president, worldwide hotel operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Our first property, which opened in 2000, has an intimate and residential atmosphere, while the new hotel is much more contemporary in design and feel.” The timing of the opening appears to be opportune. According to the HotelBenchmark Survey by Deloitte, room occupancy at Cairo’s upscale hotels averaged 73.7% in the first half of 2004, 43.5% up on the same period a year ago. Revenue per available room (revPAR) jumped 47.8% year on year to reach $47. The average room rate, however, grew just 2.9% to reach $64. The hotel’s design emphasises space and openness and its décor includes silk wall coverings; curtains in tones of pale green, taupe and beige; chandeliers of hand blown glass and contemporary artwork. 78 of the hotel’s 366 rooms are suites and many of the rooms feature private, furnished, outdoor terraces. The hotel offers seven dining venues and its fifth floor is devoted entirely to a wellness centre and outdoor terrace with pools, a bar & grill, and children’s play area.

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