IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is expanding its presence in Egypt with four new Hotel Indigo branded properties. As part of a Management Agreement signed with real-estate specialists Mountain View, IHG will introduce the world’s first globally branded boutique hotel brand, Hotel Indigo, to Egypt with Hotel Indigo Mountain View North Coast, Hotel Indigo Mountain View icity New Cairo, Hotel Indigo Mountain View icity 6th of October City and Hotel Indigo Mountain View Ain El Sokhna. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency Dr Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt, and Dr Assem el Gazzar, Minister of Housing and Development.
The four new hotels will reflect the unique ethos of Hotel Indigo – to serve the curious – by creating an immersive hospitality experience that draws on the history, rhythm and pulse of each of the four distinct neighbourhoods, providing diverse vantage points to view the country and its culture. All newly built properties will cater to a broad range of travellers as leisure and business tourism rapidly rebounds across the country.
Speaking on the agreement, Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “Egypt is one of the most dynamic tourism markets in the region with a great vision for the future of leisure and business travel. We have a long-standing legacy in the country and are proud to continue to support the development of its hospitality sector through the introduction of our boutique, lifestyle brand, Hotel Indigo. Our partnership with Mountain View, one of the most forward-thinking developers in Egypt, is a testament to our continued commitment to bolstering the hospitality sector with more versatile properties, diverse offerings and immersive experiences for domestic as well as new segments of international visitors that are expected to visit Egypt as travel returns. Through this partnership, we not only aim to showcase the vitality of the Hotel Indigo brand but also the emerging and established regions of the country to a new group of Hotel Indigo guests.”
With 15 years of experience developing top-tier housing and upscale gated communities in Egypt’s key new urban centres, Mountain View has emerged as one of Egypt’s most prolific names in real estate. Speaking about the partnership with IHG, Eng. Amr Soliman, Mountain View Chairman said: “Egypt has a long and celebrated history of welcoming guests and cultures from around the globe for thousands of years. Tourism and hospitality are ingrained in our social and economic landscape and the new agreement with IHG for these four very distinct properties will further enhance our country’s hospitality landscape. With their innate understanding of local cultures, high standards of service and impeccable attention to detail, IHG is the ideal partner to build our hospitality offerings and take it to the next level.”
Set in one of Egypt’s most exclusive cities, the Hotel Indigo Mountain View North Coast, will offer views of the Mediterranean Sea as well as high-end retail and dining once doors open in July 2024. The hotel will feature 100 design-led rooms, a spa, health club, pool and 165 sqm of meetings and events space.
A quintessential city hotel, the 200-key Hotel Indigo Mountain View icity New Cairo will cater to a business clientele with its location in the Fifth Settlement. In proximity to the American University and overlooking a 15 km corniche, the hotel will offer a haven for business travellers to dine, relax and take in one of Cairo’s most dynamic enclaves on opening in January 2026.
Hotel Indigo Mountain View icity 6th of October City, set to open in January 2028, will be an urban escape in the Giza Governorate, 32 km outside the city of Cairo. Located within a major residential and business district, the hotel will offer 200 immaculately designed rooms as well as an array of locally inspired experiences through its F&B, retail and entertainment options.
A short drive from the buzz of Cairo, Hotel Indigo Mountain View Ain El Sokhna, offers the best of both worlds with its setting amidst mountains and sandy beaches. A haven for trekking, fishing, diving and skating, the new property will offer hotel guests a tranquil atmosphere in addition to 150 rooms, meetings and events space and F&B options, starting January 2028.
Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo now has a presence in more than 20 countries with over 120 hotels, and over 100 hotels in the pipeline. Across India, the Middle East and Africa, IHG opened Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown – its first Hotel Indigo in the region last year and has a growing pipeline for the brand including properties in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman.