Safir Hotels & Resorts (SHR) signed a memorandum of understanding with Empire State Developments to manage and operate hotel rooms and suites within the El Centro Business Complex project in Cairo’s New Administrative Capital.

The contract was signed by Eng. Mahmoud ElSarrag, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Empire State Developments, and Eng. Fawzi Khalifa Al-Musallam, CEO of Safir Hotels & Resorts, at the headquarters of Empire State Company, in the presence of Eng. Mostafa Mohsen and Eng. Amr Abadi, members of the Board of Directors of Empire State Company, and Mr. Hussein Shoukry, Area General Manager of SHR’s Egypt operations, Eng. Mohamed Sharaki, SHR’s Corporate Director of Engineering, and Mr. Ahmed Seleit, SHR’s Corporate Director of Business Development.

This contract is the first step of cooperation between the two companies, beginning with Safir’s management of the “El Centro Business Complex” project. The "El Centro" project adds to the record of the two entities' achievements. It is located on an area of 24 thousand square meters and consists of 15 floors. The multi-use complex will house a commercial mall, medical clinics, administrative floors, and hotel rooms and suites.

The project will be designed and built according to the latest international standards and technologies, with a capacity of 100 rooms and suites with spacious areas and designs in the Andalusian architectural style. It will be brought to life for its guests through the warm Arabian hospitality that distinguishes Safir Hotels & Resorts. The hotel also includes a group of distinguished international restaurants, meeting and banquet halls, and entertainment areas, and it is scheduled to open during 2024.

The new hotel is considered the first investment that will bear the "Safir" brand in Cairo’s New Administrative Capital.

Engineer Mahmoud ElSarrag said, “The new project is the first tourism project launched by the Empire State Developments in the Administrative Capital and has strong competitive elements. This new contract reflects our confidence in Safir Hotels & Resorts and its ability to achieve the highest investment returns and provide a distinguished hotel experience to its customers through its expertise in the field of hotel and resort management in the Middle East and the Arab Republic of Egypt in particular.”

And Eng. Fawzi Khalifa Al-Musallam, Safir’s CEO, stated that this project is a new addition to the company in accordance with its strategy aimed at expanding in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Eng. Fawzi said, “This new hotel addition will be designed and equipped with great care that takes into account all the details in line with our vision towards excellence in all our services provided to our customers.” He also stressed that the next phase will witness, God willing, more new projects.

Safir Hotels and Resorts and Empire State Developments

In the picture, Eng. Mahmoud ElSarrag, Eng. Fawzi Khalifa Al-Musallam, Eng. Mustafa Mohsen, Eng. Amr Abadi, Mr. Hussein Shoukry, Eng. Mohamed Sharaki, and Mr. Ahmed Seleit can be seen in the picture.