'ease of home' onrad launched its Conrad Residence programme at the MTF 2002."Conrad Residence guests will enjoy an unforgettable stay at our luxurious suites designed to inspire a feeling of home away from home," said Conrad Cairo general manager Darren Law. "The Conrad Residence scheme is designed to provide the ease and simplicity of a home to those planning to stay and work in Cairo for six months or more, combined with luxury and grace only the Conrad can provide," he said. "Our aim is to take away the stress and difficulties of moving by providing the perfect setting for the business-person's business trip, so he can concentrate fully on tasks ahead of him "Our 52 suites cater for the many businessmen and women who decide to stay with us, not in a mere hotel room but in a home away from home. "Conrad will provide all the luxury one could want to make it truly feel like home. On-site kitchens so you can cook and look after yourself, satellite televisions, telephones and at least two bathrooms, provide all you need in terms of amenities in your suite. "Residents gain free access to our health club. Other privileges include free parking, a 25 per cent discount on all laundry, 10 per cent discount on food, and a 15 per cent discount on phone calls. "Our 14 meeting rooms, with state-of-the-art AV equipment allows one to hold meetings with catering accommodating from eight to 1,2000 people, while our professional organisers make sure everything runs smoothly for you. "Our business centre is also the service of all business people in residence. "Conrad provides all the business traveller's needs to make life comfortable and work relaxing." The Conrad Residence package was launched during the past month on a trial basis. The package complements the existing bouquet of packages launched during the summer season in the Gulf market. The hotel has subsequently witnessed a surge in customer bookings and an exceptionally high occupancy, achieving an increase of over 15 per cent of its Gulf market share. Conrad has been voted as the preferred hotel for top businessmen in a survey conducted by Global Finance. It has also won the Best Hotel in Cairo award for standards of safety, cleanliness and facilities for business travellers. Conrad Cairo was appointed as Highly Recommended Environmental Friendly Hotel of the Year as well as being certified as Green Globe Hotel.