MGM Mirage and New Giza for Real Estate Development – an Egyptian company building a luxury, mixed-use community near the base of the famous pyramids – today announced plans to develop the MGM Grand New Giza. All equity funding for the development will be provided by New Giza for Real Estate Development. MGM Mirage will provide management services and brand fees through MGM Mirage Hospitality.
Conveniently located 40 minutes from the airport on the outskirts of Cairo, the 550-room MGM Grand will provide spectacular views of the city of Cairo and the famous pyramids of Giza. It will be connected via electric train to the new and highly-anticipated Egyptian antiquities museum, currently under construction.
“The New Giza community presents an opportunity for us to be part of an extraordinary new master-planned development near Egypt’s famed pyramids,” said Gamal Aziz, president and CEO of MGM Mirage Hospitality. “Our partners share our focus on luxury, excellence, customer-oriented design, and unparalleled service. Together with this spectacular location, this new resort will quickly become a tourism and conference destination that is both in high demand and fully reflective of the MGM Grand brand.”
The New Giza development marks a new beginning for luxurious, master-planned communities in Egypt. Built over 1,500 acres of land, it will incorporate elegant homes, three resort hotels, lavish restaurants, shopping malls, all-inclusive sporting facilities, and a high-end golf course designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb. Built on graded elevations, approximately eighty percent of the 2,500 villas and townhomes will enjoy all-around views of Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza. Developed as nine individual neighborhoods, the community will be surrounded by endless greenery, parks and lakes.
“We are delighted to have the MGM Grand anchor our hotel and hospitality sector in New Giza,” said Mahmoud El Gammal, CEO of New Giza for Real Estate Development. “MGM’s reputation for quality living, dining, entertainment, spa, and nightlife offerings will provide the amenities, excitement, and energy that reflect the lifestyle of this unique development.”
MGM Grand New Giza is currently under design, and the resort is anticipated to open in 2013.