Marriott's Element brand plans Egypt debut

Marriott International has announced plans to debut its “eco-incubator brand” Element Hotels in Egypt in early 2019. 

Located in Cairo’s Heliopolis district and slated to be the largest Element Hotel in the Middle East and Africa, the Element Cairo is being developed by Abraj Misr Urban Development and is owned by Middle East Real Estate for Development (MERED), an Egyptian limited liability company. The Element Cairo will be part of The Gate Project, the new iconic ecofriendly development, featuring the largest housing, administrative, commercial facility in Egypt and the Middle East. The hotel will feature 344 light-filled rooms and an atmosphere designed to fuel a life in balance and on the move.

“Egypt is one of our key markets and we are excited to introduce a new brand to the capital’s city center,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Element Cairo will be a highly-anticipated addition to our rapidly growing portfolio.”

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The Element Cairo will be part of a landmark mixed-use project with a high-end retail mall housing Egypt’s largest indoor theme park and unbranded residences.

Element also has hotels slated to open in a range of markets by the end of 2017, including Austin, Dallas, and Katy, Texas; Gainesville, Fla.; Moline, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; Chandlers, Ariz; Redmond, Wash.; Huntsville, Ala.; Palmdale, Calif.; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;  Bali Ubud, Indonesia; Hebei and Foshan, China; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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