The experienced hotelier Islam Sabry has been named new General Manager of the Steigenberger Cecil Hotel in the port city of Alexandria.
Mr. Sabry replaces Wael Aboelseoud, who has embraced a fresh challenge within the group by moving to a new role as General Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo. Mr. Aboelseoud will assume full future charge of all business areas at the hotel, which is located in a luxurious city residence. In a further leadership change, Mostafa Khalaf was entrusted with operational and strategic management of the Steigenberger Nile Palace in Luxor with effect from the start of the year.
Islam Sabry, Wael Aboelseoud and Mostafa Khalaf
Photo credit © Steigenberger Hotels AG
“The appointment of Islam Sabry means that we have acquired the services of an exceptionally experienced manager,” stated Thomas Willms, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality. “Mostafa Khalaf also brings a valuable set of skills to the table as he embarks upon his new role. We are confident that our collaboration with Mr. Sabry and Mr. Khalaf will be highly successful, and we extend a warm welcome to both as they join our hotel family. We are also delighted that we will be continuing to work with Mr. Aboelseoud, who is able to offer a wealth of well-founded market knowledge and can look back on many years of experience in the hospitality industry.”
Islam Sabry has held a range of different positions in the areas of Front Office Management, Executive Assistance and Residence Management over the past few years. His most recent role was as Director of the Jaz Dahabeya Hotel in Dahab, where he took up the reins in September 2015. Mostafa Khalaf studied Hotel Management at the University of Alexandria before launching his career as a Front Desk Supervisor at Hilton. Most recently, the 40-year-old served as Operations Manager at the Hilton Luxor Resort and SPA. Wael Aboelseoud has worked for Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts for around seven years. He played a key part in the opening of the Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in 2016 and is now returning to the same hotel to take full charge.
The Steigenberger Cecil Hotel has occupied an impressive location at the Port of Alexandria since 1929. Numerous famous sights such as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Alexandria National Museum and the Amphitheatre are only a short distance away. The hotel has 82 guest rooms, all of which have been fitted out to an exceptionally high standard. There are also three luxurious suites offering views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is situated at the very heart of Cairo within easy walking distance of many visitor attractions. It boasts 295 rooms and suites furnished in a modern style, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a host of further guest facilities. The Steigenberger Nile Palace in Luxor is situated right next to the river and welcomes guests at its own jetty. The airport, the Valley of the Kings and the famous tombs of the Pharaohs are all easily and quickly accessible. All of the hotel’s 303 rooms and suites have their own balcony or terrace. Further standard amenities include air conditioning, flat screen TV’s and seating areas.
Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts is a Deutsche Hospitality brand. It represents the epitome of luxury and perfect hospitality. Visitors can choose from historic hotels rich in tradition, lively city residences and health and beauty oases at the very heart of nature. The portfolio includes 60 hotels in eleven countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel offers more than 40 modern upper mid-scale urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports, whilst Zleep Hotels provide quality and design at an affordable price in Denmark and Sweden.