Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently announced that it will soon introduce the Westin brand to Egypt, with the opening of The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes early next year.
Owned by New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company SAE, the resort will be located within the Katameya Dunes development, a 1.8 million square metre luxury residential compound in the New Cairo City District, 20 minutes from Cairo International Airport.
The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes will be built within a residential community, featuring a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Nick Faldo and Brian Curley.
The Westin Cairo will offer 127 rooms, one presidential suite, and four dining venues, including an all-day dining restaurant, a café, a bar and a lounge. Spanning 12,500 square metres, the hotel will provide other facilities such as a ballroom, The Heavenly Spa by Westin, the golf course, a pool, fitness centre and a 24-hour business centre.
Starwood currently operates 11 hotels in Egypt under its Sheraton and Le Méridien brands, including Le Méridien Heliopolis, Le Méridien Pyramids, Sheraton Dreamland and the newly-opened Le Méridien Cairo Airport in the capital city. The company also manages Le Méridien Dahab in South Sinai, Sheraton Sharm El Sheikh, Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna and Sheraton Soma Bay Resort at the Red Sea.
The company will re-open Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino in 2015, following an extensive and complete renovation. Starwood will also introduce two new luxury brands into the capital with The St Regis Cairo in 2015 and W Cairo in 2016.