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OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel

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OBMI Appointed as Lead Architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

OBMI, the leading international architectural design and consulting firm specializing in master planning and hotel and resort design, will be the lead architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt. As the principal designers, the luxury architecture firm revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, featuring magnificent uninterrupted views of the great pyramids of Giza.

Keeping true to OBMI's signature approach to sustainable design, the architects drew inspiration from Egypt's rich heritage and cultural influences, to create a modern resort capturing the region's mystical aura and unique architecture.

Regarding the firm's design program, OBMI's CEO Doug Kulig, expressed, "It is our privilege to lead such a remarkable project in one of the world's most iconic destinations. Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions. Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

According to Kulig, OBMI’s vision will be felt throughout various architectural elements such as the hotel’s metal columns, designed to resemble the structural elegance of the papyrus plant, and the introduction of various water systems, inspired by ancient irrigation canals settled along the Nile Basin.

Set to open in 2012, the hotel will also include a state-of-the-art 840-square-meter grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, boardroom for conferences and receptions, two swimming pools, health club, shisha terrace, spa, and Golf Club House.