Egypt’s property developer ALDAU Development has entered into a franchise agreement with an affiliate to Hyatt Hotels Corporation for a Hyatt-branded hotel in west Cairo, marking the return of the hospitality brand to the Egyptian capital, Invest-Gate reports.

Dubbed “Hyatt Regency Cairo West,” the new hotel is expected to open in Q4 2020 and will be developed within Pyramids Heights Business Park, in close proximity to various corporations, landmarks, malls, as well as, popular leisure and cultural attractions such as Giza Pyramids, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), and Sphinx International Airport (SIA), according to an official statement on October 7.

Hyatt Regency Cairo West stands as the second Hyatt-branded development in Egypt, following Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh. Alongside encompassing 242 guestrooms and suites, it comprises seven meeting rooms and a 500-guest grand ballroom that is served with outdoor function areas and the latest 360-degree digital projector technology, aiming to become a go-to spot for meetings.

This comes on top of several other features, including five distinct restaurants, bar and lounges, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor heated swimming pool, and a detached casino, the statement noted.

Commenting on the latest addition, Regional Vice-President of Development, Middle East and North Africa for Hyatt, Ludwig Bouldoukian underscored, “Hyatt Regency Cairo West will be a great addition to our growing portfolio in North Africa as we anticipate the hotel will become a destination where both business and leisure travelers can stay connected and energized throughout their stay.”

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Hyatt brand to Cairo and are focused on the increased tourism figures and continued development in and around the capital city,” Bouldoukian was quoted as saying.