Sonesta St. George wins Tourism Award

(Luxor, Egypt - August 13, 2006) - The Winter & Summer 2005 Thomson Gold Medal Award has been presented to Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor for “Best Service 5-Star Hotel” for the 7th consecutive year.  Thomson’s Gold Medal is offered to recognize top hotels that provide exceptional quality holidays and customer service. The Gold Medals are determined by the results of the questionnaires completed by customers at the end of their holidays, thus truly reflecting customer opinion.  This luxurious hotel located on the East Bank of the River Nile offers its guests a unique and spectacular view. Just minutes away from countless ancient Egyptian sites, it features several restaurants, a lounge, pool swim-up bar, an outdoor swimming pool and a fully-equipped health and fitness center with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.  The hotel, which is known for its organization of creative outdoor events in the temples of Luxor, has been granted this award for consistently delivering high levels of quality service to its distinguished guests; its personalized attention by friendly staff, which has made it a venue of professional comfort for those seeking both business and pleasure; and its superior international cuisine.  For the past 5 years, Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor has been named by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism as the best 5-star hotel outside Cairo during International Tourism Day. Thomson Holidays, a division of TUI UK Ltd, is part of TUI AG, the largest tourism and services group in the world, employing 80,000 people in 500 companies around the world. TUI AG is a world-class, innovative and customer-focused company that owns many of Europe's best known holiday brands and has leadership positions in its airline, inclusive tour business and travel agency sectors. The group employs 17,500 people in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.   

The Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor is a five-star hotel located on the East Bank of the Nile River, 7 km from Luxor International Airport and minutes away from Luxor Temple and Luxor Museum. A modern building with a stucco facade and iron balconies featuring a lower-level terrace overlooking the Nile River. All of the 330 luxurious guestrooms and suites feature remote-control television, air-conditioning, electronic door locks, radio, hair dryer, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone and safety-deposit box. All guestrooms are equipped with fire safety features. The hotel has 7 restaurants, a lounge and swim-up bar at the pool. The hotel also features an outdoor heated swimming pool with separate children's section, fully-equipped health and fitness center with massage, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, 24-hour room service, hairdresser and baby-sitting services.

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