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The new Four Seasons hotel at Sharm El Sheikh is setting new standards in luxury since opening its doors.The Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is located among majestic limestone cliffs on the Red Sea coast. The 200-room resort is the second Four Seasons property in Egypt, after the May 2000 opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo. The resort is a self-contained village, cascading down a hillside to the sea below. Vibrant coral formations and marine life make this a premier destination for scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts from around the world. Isolated walkways and quiet courtyards connect the resort's one- and two-storey villa-style accommodations with swimming pools, recreation areas and the beach. A 12-seat tram shuttles guests from below the main lobby to the pool area. The spacious guestrooms each have a private balcony with views of the Red Sea or lush garden courtyards. Apart from scuba diving, the Four Seasons is ideal for water-skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. The resort also has many pools. The Spa and Wellness Centre offers an extensive menu of treatments. There are five restaurants: Arabesque, a Mediterranean-style café; Italian restaurant Il Frantoio; the Reef Grill which serves casual fare by the beach from lunch until sunset; the Waha Pool Bar and the Citadel Lounge in the lobby.