Hilton Debuts Waldorf Astoria Luxury Hotel Brand in Africa
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brands, has expanded into Egypt and the African continent with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis.
The elegant hotel brings a welcoming atmosphere, unforgettable experiences, and seamless, personalised service to the Egyptian capital, providing a tranquil oasis, complete with beautiful botanical gardens, for guests to unwind away from the bustling streets of the city.
Perfectly located in the ancient city of Heliopolis, just minutes away from Cairo International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis is close to Egypt’s main presidential palace, with must-see spots like Downtown Cairo, Khan El Khalili Bazaar and the highly anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum all easily accessible from the hotel.
The up-and-coming New Administrative Capital, a new urban community home to government, residential, business and cultural districts, is also within convenient reach from the hotel.
A blend of modern elegance and local authenticity, the hotel features 252 luxurious and contemporary deluxe rooms and suites. Four exquisite restaurants and bars invite guests on a journey of discovery, whilst best-in-class facilities include a Waldorf Astoria Spa and stunning event spaces.
A Refined Haven
Drawing on influences from the city’s history and culture, Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis boasts ancient Egyptian references reinterpreted in a modern way to invoke a deep sense of place.
Designed by the London-based Adrian Barboza Design, the interiors are inspired by the Art Deco era and also include references to Pharaonic arts, with a calming colour palette of rich greens and blues, warm wood tones and natural materials.
Upon arrival, guests enter a soaring glass-walled atrium lobby curved into the shape of the eye of the Pharaonic god, Ra. Taking centre stage is the iconic Waldorf Astoria clock – a signature feature of Waldorf Astoria hotels across the globe – which displays the time within two rings of flowing water, inspired by the River Nile and Pharaonic architecture.
The sense of calmness and serenity continues in the guest bedrooms. Believed to provide strength and power, the white and blue lotus are often found within ancient Egyptian decorations and have been subtly incorporated into the design and artwork of the beautifully appointed rooms and suites.
From the hand painted ceramics, plush velvet fabrics and marble mosaic tiles to the locally inspired artwork and intricately detailed rugs, each design element has been meticulously curated to reflect the cultural history of Egypt whilst providing a comfortable and luxurious haven for guests.
A Personal Touch
Guests at Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis can take advantage of the bespoke Personal Concierge service enjoyed at Waldorf Astoria hotels globally. The experience begins pre-arrival as the team works with guests to tailor their stay to their exact preferences and requirements.
During the stay guests receive a personal welcome at check-in and escort to room, as well as assistance with any special requests, and upon departure, a complimentary bag packing service and a swift checkout is offered.
The Best of Culinary
In line with the Waldorf Astoria legacy of food and beverage excellence, Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis presents a variety of exceptional dining options for guests to enjoy, whether it is for pre-dinner cocktails, a relaxed dinner or poolside refreshments.
The hotel features four dining options, including Brasserie Ayda which serves an eclectic ‘Mediterranean-without-Borders’ menu, Peacock Alley where guests can enjoy specialty Arabic coffee and artisanal pastries, or delight in afternoon tea and expertly crafted cocktails with Egyptian mezze dishes.
Other dining options include Bar Raa which serves some of Cairo’s most creative cocktails and premium beverages inviting guests to linger long into the night. Those looking to soak up the sun and lounge by the pool can enjoy lighter fare and refreshing treats at Le Jardin Pool Bar.
Spa & Wellness
Opening later this year, the Waldorf Astoria Spa provides a luxuriously curated experience for guests looking to relax and enjoy wellness treatments.
The interior design of the spa is inspired by nature and features four state-of-the-art treatment suites, each providing a full guest bathroom and private relaxation zone, and one multipurpose treatment room.
Guests can enjoy a comprehensive menu of treatments from face to body, including a traditional Hammam scrub experience.
Meetings & Events
For those looking to host a memorable events, Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis offers state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces, including 6 fully equipped meeting rooms and a spectacular ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
A dedicated team of event planners and personalised menu options ensure the smooth running of any event or celebration.
Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty programme for Hilton's world-class hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits and the Hilton Honors mobile app.