The Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites brand will make its debut in Egypt after Minor Hotels signed a management agreement to bring the label to a mixed-use development in a sprawling new metropolis under development east of Cairo.
Construction will begin next year on Oaks Egypt New Capital Apartments and Suites, which will be located within what is currently known as the Egyptian New Administrative Capital – a futuristic city rising from the sands 45 kilometres east of the current capital. The new urban centre is the centrepiece in Egypt’s 2015 Master Plan and when complete in 2025, will house the entire Egyptian Government, ministries, foreign embassies and many international corporate headquarters.
Oaks Egypt New Capital Apartments and Suites will feature 400 guest rooms, suites and apartments across two wings which will be connected both at the rooftop and along a vast ground floor retail complex. Guests will find 197 suites, studio and multi-bedroom apartments in one wing, with 203 guest rooms allocated to the other.
Facilities will include a lobby lounge, fitness centre, day spa, meeting and co-working spaces, several restaurants and a rooftop pool deck. The hotel is owned by private real estate firm, Margins Development which is highly active in Cairo.
Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites Chief Operating Officer, Craig Hooley, said the growth of the Oaks portfolio into Egypt is a strong step forward for the group.
“Located in the heart of the rapidly developing Egyptian New Administrative Capital, it will be ideal for the corporate traveller needing to be close by to the main government departments and ministries, foreign embassies and local headquarters of many global companies,” Hooley said.
“We are confident that we will deliver Oaks’ ‘home away from home’ promise to all those staying in our first Egyptian property.”