As one of the world’s hospitality leaders, Hilton has one of the industry’s fastest-growing pipelines, with plans to expand to nearly 20 additional countries by 2020. There are already more than 2,400 hotels in Hilton’s construction pipeline, and approximately one of every five hotel rooms under construction around the world is a Hilton.
Hilton has an ambitious development plan for Egypt that includes bringing new brands to the market while expanding on existing brands. With 16 hotels in Egypt currently, the company is targeting 40% growth in the number of hotels in Egypt over the medium term. The expansion plan includes entering new regions within Egypt such as El Gouna, Ain Sokhna, Damietta, Portsaid, Maadi and New Cairo. Scheduled over the coming five years, the plan will introduce new brands to Egypt including DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn, as well as expand on the presence of the Hilton Hotels and Resorts brand.
Hilton is also focusing on maintaining high standards at its existing hotels in Egypt by commissioning a significant renovation plan across several of its long-standing hotels, including the Ramses Hilton, Hilton Pyramids Golf, Hilton Hurghada Resort, Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza and Conrad Cairo.
“During our 100 years of hospitality, we’ve successfully achieved remarkable milestones. Hilton was named the second World’s Best Workplaces by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work for 2019. We’ve also launched The Hilton Effect Foundation, which aims at investing in both organizations and people having a positive impact on the communities where we operate,” said Mohab Ghali, Vice President of Operations, Egypt and North Africa, Hilton. “At Hilton, we work to make the world a better place; driving positive social and environmental change across our operations, our supply chain and our communities. We look forward to what the next 100 years will bring.”
In Egypt, Hilton’s legacy of driving innovations that change the hospitality industry continues, most notably under Travel with Purpose, the company’s overarching corporate responsibility strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally.
Under this program, Hilton hotels in Egypt continue to be active players supporting local communities. The depth and breadth of initiatives undertaken by Hilton hotels are dynamic and diversified, covering different geographical areas across the multiple communities in which we operate.
Hilton’s work with UNICEF Egypt in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports is one example of a successful partnership that reflects the company’s Big Five youth commitment. Through this partnership, Hilton hotels across Egypt are taking part in a joint program between the Ministry and UNICEF, under the name Meshwary, to help build the skills of today’s youth through various training opportunities; providing young women and men with additional insights related to problem solving, creative thinking, and communications to allow them to compete in the job market. In 2018, over 50 young people were offered internships and on-the-job training opportunities with 18 finding employment. In 2019, the Hilton Foundation awarded the Hilton Effect Grant to the Meshwary project to ensure its longevity and success.
In Hilton’s first 100 years, a total of 3 billion guests have been served globally for a total economic impact of $1 trillion. With a workforce spanning nearly 420,000 people across 114 countries and territories around the world, in the EMEA Region, Hilton employs nearly 70,000 Team Members across 500 properties.