March 1, 2021

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Al-Sharif Group, NBE sign EGP 978.2m funding deal for Shepherd Lodge renovation

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The Al-Sharif Keeping Team has signed a extended-phrase financing contract with the Countrywide Financial institution of Egypt (NBE) that will add an EGP 978.2m personal loan to the Shepherd Hotel advancement undertaking. The mortgage, which will go towards the assignments overall price tag of EGP 1.4bn, comes with an interest charge of 8% and a grace time period of 3.5 a long time.

Sharif Nawwaf bin Fayez, CEO and board member of the Al-Sharif Keeping Group, reported that the services granted by the NBE are solid evidence of the craze toward pushing the overall economy ahead.

In light-weight of the present troubles and the prevailing situation thanks to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it also serves to stimulate Arab and international investment decision in Egypt.

Fayez explained the personal loan as an crucial move for the group’s existence in Egypt and the growth of expenditure in the field of tourism and hospitality, looking at it a new addition to the group’s enterprise.

For his component, Hussein Al-Nattai, First Vice-President of the Al-Sharif Group, stated, “These services are the starting of new fruitful business relations with the NBE. We have terrific confidence in the success of this job to be a distinguished tourist destination to attract the general public from all over the world.”

NBE Deputy Chairperson Yahia Aboul Fotouh claimed that the hotel administration method will be entrusted to a worldwide 5-star administration enterprise functioning for the initial time in Egypt. The company’s entrance into the domestic industry displays worldwide self-assurance in the Egyptian tourism marketplace.

Aboul Fotouh observed that the financing will come as part of the NBE’s continual assist for Egypt’s tourism sector.

Tourism is one particular of the country’s most crucial financial sectors and a big resource of foreign currencies.

Sherif Riad, CEO of Corporate Banking Credit rating and Syndicated Loans at the NBE, explained the approach of renovating and upgrading the resort is envisioned to get 42 months. The resort is envisioned to open up by the conclude of 2024. Function on the resort consists of the growth and modernisation of all services and amenities, even though raising its capability from 260 rooms to 316 rooms and suites.

Final March, Al-Sharif Keeping Group signed a in depth development deal with EGOTH. Less than the deal, the corporation will finance the all round advancement of the hotel with a five-star quality of support, and stipulates a 75% reliance on regional products and solutions.

The Shepherd Resort, which was initially located in the Azbakeya neighbourhood, is a person of the oldest historic accommodations in Egypt. Adhering to its destruction in the Cairo fireplace of January 1951, the Egyptian Federal government made a decision to rebuild it in the upmarket district of Garden City. The new hotel, overlooking the River Nile, was reopened in 1957.

Al-Sharif Keeping Group obtained the usufruct of the Novotel Cairo Resort, in addition to its electricity contracting enterprise. Its total investments in Egypt will stand at about EGP 2.5bn soon after completing the enhancement of the Shepherd Hotel.



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