Nick Faldo, Brian Curley design golf course of wellness-focused Westin hotel in Egypt

Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes is anchored by a 27-hole championship golf course.

Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International, has opened The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes in Egypt.

Owned by New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company, the resort and spa is located in the community of Katameya Dunes, anchored by a 27-hole championship golf course created by  architects Nick Faldo and Brian Curley.

Taking center stage—and illustrative of the resort’s overall design—is an art installation of white doves suspended from the ceiling is located in the lobby.

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The property has 135 guestrooms and suites, designed with a biophilic-focus to suggest that a connection to nature enhances well-being. Colors found in nature inspired the palette coupled with natural materials and patterns. Each of the guestrooms has views of the landscape that surround the grounds, from fairways to lagoons.

The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes’s dining options include a pool bar; golf club bar; Paloma, an all-day Mediterranean restaurant with an open-kitchen in its center; and Vertical Garden.

Other amenities include a naturally-lit indoor plunge pool, heated outdoor pool located at the center of the resort, 3,000 square meter (32,292 square foot) Heavenly Spa by Westin that has 10 therapy rooms, two couple suites, steam room, rain shower and sauna.

The hotel also has the RunWESTIN program with three- and five-mile jogging routes through the residential neighborhood, as well as a WestinWORKOUT fitness studio.


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