An international competition for masterplanning the Sheraton Hotel at Cairo Heliopolis took place in 1999. This winning design for a 250 room luxury hotel, built over a 1500 person ballroom was built by 2004. A Phase 2 added another 1200 person ballroom and public areas with a connecting pre-function and further restaurants. This opened as Fairmont. It has recently been flagged as Hilton with the luxury wing rebranded to be Africas first Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Tom has been masterplanner, architect, and design manager at various implementation stages. The Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis opened in Autumn 2023.