Movenpick Hotels & Resorts continues to expand in Egypt, with a new management agreement for a five star holiday resort in El Sokhna being signed recently between the hotel group and owning company Galalah Company for Touristic Investments SAE.
The official opening of the Movenpick Resort El Sokhna is scheduled for June 2008.
The Movenpick Resort El Sokhna is an integral part of the 62 acre El Ein Resort Village, directly on the shores of the Red Sea with its own private beach of fine sand and crystal clear waters.
“Our new hotel will appeal not just to guests from all over the world, but above all to our target group in Egypt,” says Josef Kufer, senior vice president Africa. “Indeed, El Sokhna is located 55 km south of the Suez Canal, which means it is only 90 minutes by car from Cairo.”
The hotel’s 162 rooms and suites have a contemporary design and each has a sea view. Spacious swimming pools, various sporting activities, a health club and a variety of boutiques (including a gourmet shop) offer a comprehensive range of leisure and entertainment facilities. The hotel’s lounges and restaurants (one of them uniquely located on a small island in the sea offering fresh seafood and grilled delicacies) offer guests a choice of food around the clock.
Up to 160 persons can be accommodated for conferences and banquets, and facilities for outdoor events can handle up to 1,000 guests.
“The Movenpick Resort El Sokhna will ideally complement our portfolio of exceptional holiday resorts on the Red Sea,” says Jean Gabriel Pérès, president and CEO Movenpick Hotels & Resorts. “After El Quseir, El Gouna, Taba and Sharm El Sheikh, El Sokhna is now the fifth Movenpick Hotels & Resorts destination on Egypt’s Red Sea, and we are already looking forward to treating our guests in El Sokhna to our unique brand of genuine Swiss hospitality.”