Sonesta Announces Opening of Newest Property in Egypt

(Hurghada) - Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has announced opening of the Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada, its 12th property in Egypt. As of January 1, 2008, the 360-room resort will operate under the Sonesta flag, the result of a new management agreement between Sonesta International Hotels Corporation and Sheranco for Tourism Projects. The Resort (previously known as Melia Pharaoh) is located on Hurghada Beach on the Red Sea, just 15 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from downtown and 175 miles from Luxor. 

Resort amenities include: an outdoor swimming-pool, a children's pool, an indoor heated pool, on-site Scuba-diving center with hotel-owned coral reef for diving and snorkeling, fitness center, sauna, massage, 2 floodlit tennis courts, 2 paddle courts, mini hockey and golf and soccer pitch. Dining options include 3 restaurants and a café, a pool bar, beach bar and lounge. The Resort also features meeting space for groups of up to 400 guests. 

Sonesta has been operating deluxe hotels in the Middle East since 1982, primarily in Egypt, and looks forward to managing this spectacular beach resort in Hurghada. Sonesta continues to explore additional opportunities in the region. The Sonesta Beach Resort Hurghada will be the 7th Sonesta hotel in the Egypt and will bring the total (including the ships on the Nile) to 12 managed properties in the country.

The Sonesta Pharaoh Beach Resort Hurghada is a 360-room 5-star property offering panoramic views of the Red Sea and the surrounding desert. The resort features its own dive center and is located on Hurghada Beach, just 15 km from Hurghada International Airport, 18 km from downtown Hurghada, 270 km from Luxor and 500 km from Cairo. There are 360 unique guest rooms and suites including 76 one-bedroom bungalows and 24-two bedroom bungalows. The resort offers Sonesta's Just Us Kids program, private beach, one outdoor swimming pool, a children's pool, and one indoor heated pool with jacuzzi, fitness center, two floodlit tennis courts, mini hockey, golf and a soccer pitch. There are three restaurants, a cafe, pool and beach bars and a nightclub at the resort.

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