City Stars (Cairo)

City Stars (Cairo)
A building (Stars Capital 1) in the City Stars complex.

City Stars is a commercial development in Egypt. The complex is located between Nasr City and Heliopolis, in Cairo. It is considered the first integrated urban development project of its kind in the Middle East and Europe.

Built with an Ancient Egyptian theme, it consists of three pyramids (partially glass), surrounded by 11 towers, that make up the complex, plus a separate building for the shopping mall in its two phases. |accessdate=2008-03-03}}</ref> City Stars offers an unparalleled choice in retail and entertainment and brings together an unbeatable combination of leading brand names in a single destination.

City Stars consists of:[1]

  • Three international hotels that provide over 1,500 rooms and suites.
  • Shopping and entertainment centre.
  • Medical centre.
  • Residential Towers; offering 266 apartments, duplexes and penthouses.
  • Office Towers; offering 70,000 m2 of office space.
  • An International Exhibition Centre (20,000 m2).[2]



The outdoor pool at InterContinental City Stars.

InterContinental City Stars

InterContinental City Stars Hotel, The Saudi owners of this project in the Middle East are the Sharbatly Family. The Hotel has won twice the Best Business Hotel in Cairo award the past two years in a row,[3] is the largest InterContinental hotel in the world. It provides 790 rooms and suites.[4] The hotel also offers:[5]

  • 5 Restaurants, 2 Lounges, a bar, a coffee shop and a casino.[6]
  • Health club, fitness studio, pilates studio, massage treatment rooms, hydro pool, Tennis courts, Squash courts, sauna and steam rooms.
  • Business centre, meeting rooms, wireless data connection, high speed internet access and executive suites.
  • The largest ballroom in the Middle East, with capacity of 2,200 seated guests.
  • 19 multipurpose conference rooms.

Holiday Inn City Stars

The 330 rooms[7] Holiday Inn City Stars offers guests an intimate venue for both business and leisure. The hotel offers:[8]

  • 3 restaurants, 2 lounges and a bar.
  • Health club and outdoor heated swimming pool.
  • Business centre, wireless data connection and high speed internet access.

Staybridge Suites City Stars

Staybridge Suites CityStars is an all-suite hotel designed for those who want an alternative to a traditional hotel. The hotel offers numerous choices of studios, suites and penthouses. The hotel also offers original and new services that allow guests to carry on with their normal lives when they are away from home. Staybridge Suites CityStars comprises 140 fully equipped and spacious suites including 34 studios, 50 one-bedroom apartments, 38 two-bedroom apartments, 10 three-bedroom apartments and 8 penthouses.[9]

Stars Centre

Stars Centre
City Stars Shopping Mall.jpg
Inside Stars Centre shopping mall
Location Cairo, Egypt
Opening date December 2004
Developer Golden Pyramids Plaza
Management SCMD
Owner City Stars
Architect Cassia & Associates
No. of stores and services 550
Total retail floor area 25,000 square metres (269,000 sq ft)
Parking 6000
No. of floors 6
Winner of the MAXI Awards for Leasing Support in 2003[10]

With a gross leasable area of 150,000 m2,[1] Stars Centre was considered the largest in the Middle East[11] until November 2008, when it was surpassed by Dubai Mall, located at Burj Khalifa which is almost twice as large as Stars Center, and is now the largest shopping mall in the world.

Stars Centre is now the second largest shopping mall in the Middle East, and still has the largest hypermarket in the region. It consists of 7 levels, and has the largest cinema complex in Egypt (21 screens).

Some of the distinctive services provided in the centre include:

  • 7 entrances and exits on 3 main different streets.
  • Shuttle service.
  • LCD screens throughout the mall, showing stores' promotions as well as security services; such as the display of lost children's images, showing procedures in case of emergency...etc.
  • Valet services.
  • Dedicated service corridors.
  • Baby changing rooms.
  • Parking dedicated for the Yellow Taxi service (Cairo Cab & City Cab).

First phase

The first phase includes 300 shops and outlets. These are a diverse range that provide anything that is sold in Cairo; fast food, dining restaurants, groceries, clothing, electronics, antiques, furniture, telecommunications. The first phase included a 16 screen cinema complex and a 6,000 square-meter indoor amusement park,[12] that includes the largest indoor roller coaster in the region.

Second phase

The second phase added about 250 new outlets, adding to the original 300 stores, making a total of 550 outlets.[13] As for entertainment, the second phase features the opening of new cinema screens, increasing the total number of screens in the centre to 21, which feature Super Screens and Digital Surround Sound that provide the latest technology. The new cinema complex has the first 5 star cinema in the region.[14]

Anchor Shops

Stars Capital

Office Towers designed to international specifications providing the largest and most advanced multimedia infrastructure of its kind in the world. 45,000 outlets are available within the entire project, Cisco Systems multi-service network offering voice, data and video over the same infrastructure, IP telephony, all available terrestrial stations. It houses Egyptian branches of various International companies, including; Cisco Systems, Orange Business Services, British American Tobacco, Maersk, CMA CGM and Oracle Corporation.[15]

See also


  1. ^ a b "City Stars fact sheet". Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  2. ^ "City Stars". Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  3. ^ "Stars News, 2nd Edition" (pdf). pp. 10. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  4. ^ "Stars News, 2nd Edition" (pdf). pp. 12. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  5. ^ "InterContinental City Stars (Amenities)". Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  6. ^ "InterContinental City Stars (Rooms)". Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  7. ^ "Stars News, 2nd Edition" (pdf). pp. 12. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  8. ^ "Holiday Inn City Stars (Amenities)". Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  9. ^ "Staybridge Suites Cairo City Stars". Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  10. ^ "International Council for Shopping Centers, Maxi Awards 2003, Leasing Support". Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  11. ^ "City Stars Brochure" (pdf). pp. 4. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  12. ^ "Stars News, 2nd Edition" (pdf). pp. 14. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  13. ^ "Stars News, 2nd Edition" (pdf). pp. 14. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  14. ^ "Stars News, 1st Edition" (pdf). pp. 4. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  15. ^ "Stars Capital". Retrieved 2008-03-03. 

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