Egypt’s Dar Misr Development and Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced plans to introduce a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Sokhna. The hotel will be located inside the Groove Sokhna Resort, with Dar Misr investing EGP 400 million in the hotel’s construction phase.
Projected to open by 2024, DoubleTree by Hilton Ain El-Sokhna will boast 162 guest rooms, six suites and 32 chalets, in addition to four food and beverage outlets, three retail outlets, two main pools, several private pools, a beach club, a fitness centre, a spa and a kids club. DoubleTree by Hilton Ain El-Sokhna is located in a unique spot within the Groove Sokhna Resort, with a mesmerising beach area of 2400m and dashing beachfront units overlooking the Red Sea.
“Ain El-Sokhna has always been a secluded sea-side escape for Cairo residents, but even more so now with its proximity to many of the new cities being developed in east Cairo,” vice president of development for the Middle East and North Africa at Hilton Carlos Khneisser said, adding that this new project allows Hilton to bring its world-class services to those visiting Sokhna.
On the other hand, Ahmed Abdelhamid, managing director of Dar Misr Development, revealed that the project’s total investments are worth EGP 400 million for the hotel’s construction in the Groove, a resort that expands over 350,000m2.
He added that DoubleTree by Hilton Ain El-Sokhna will be part of the growing DoubleTree by Hilton global portfolio, which currently includes more than 580 upscale hotels and nearly 135,000 rooms across 46 countries.