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Celebrate Valentine’s Montazah Sheraton Style

As the Valentine’s Day is approaching, Sheraton Montazah Hotel Alexandria, is preparing an exquisite program for their guests for the occasion. For LE180, guests can enjoy the finest romantic dinner with live music at La Mamma Restaurant or join a spectacular party at the Caesar Bar featuring Duo Ehab and Reem and belly dancer.

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A couple celebrating Valentine’s Day

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Whether they like to eat, dance and enjoy a great dining experience or they prefer to stay overnight, they can avail the attractive hotel special offerings for this festive occasion for only L.E 600 for single, 650 for double room including service charge, taxes and buffet breakfast. “We promise our customers a peaceful, comfortable stay with their beloved ones in Valentine and a real romantic evening and celebration that they will never forget” said Azza El Desouki, director of public relations at the hotel.

The Sheraton Montazah Hotel is ideally located in Alexandria with its magnificent beaches, archaeological and cultural attractions. The hotel is located 15 Km from Nozha airport and 220 Km from Cairo. It overlooks King’s Farouk Palace and gardens on one side and the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea on the other. It’s your perfect getaway to relax and feel at home.

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The facade of Montazah Sheraton Alexandria Hotel Photo: Montazah Sheraton Hotel

Guests can enjoy amazing views of the Mediterranean and the Montazah Park in a brightly decorated guest room. They may gather with friends or family for a delicious meal in one of the restaurants .They may also head to our outdoor pool overlooking the sea or just relax by our private sandy beach under the warm sun.

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Enjoy luxury at Montazah Sheraton rooms Photo: Montazah Sheraton Hotel

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Egyptians made it again!

Egyptians made it again!

On June 30, millions of Egyptians flooded the streets in most Egypt’s governorates, demonstrating against Mohamed Morsi to free their country from the rule of a terrorist regime. You can call it a “NATION COUP” Viva Egypt!

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Pray for Egypt

Pray for Egypt

The pyramids of Egypt– Giza Plateau

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Semiramis Pavilion opens at Semiramis InterContinental Hotel

Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou recently inaugurated Semiramis Pavilion meeting centre that he toured while announcing plans to promote tourism in the coming months as well as the initiative of the green energy in tourism and hotels sector. The cutting ribbon inauguration ceremony was attended by Ahmed El Gindi, managing director, Semiramis Hotels Company, Raymond Khalife, board member, Semiramis Hotels Co. Amr Fouad, board member, Semiramis Hotels Co. and Sameh Sobhy, general manager Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

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Photo shows from right to left: Ahmed El Gindi, managing director, Semiramis Hotels Company; Raymond Khalife, board member, Semiramis Hotels Co.; Egypt’s Minister for Tourism Hisham Zaazou; Amr Fouad, board member; Semiramis Hotels Co. and Sameh Sobhy, general manager Semiramis InterContinental Cairo.

“We are delighted to see the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo welcoming local residents and travellers from further afield,” Zaazou said.  “With its central position in the heart of Cairo the hotel is an important contributor to tourism in Egypt. We look forward to seeing the hotel continue to thrive this year.”

Designed by Tony Chi, the Semiramis Pavilion combines efficiency and luxury for business clients in an uncluttered and modern environment. The Semiramis Pavilion features smart interactive whiteboards, high-speed 30MB Wi-Fi and seven multi-functional and flexible meeting rooms as well as four private offices.

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Semiramis InterContinental Hotel

“We are looking forward to a busy summer period ahead. We just received the ‘Global Partners in Safety Award’ and we are being recognized among other hotels as being a safe place for our employees to work and our guests to stay. With such an amazing team we are sure the hotel will continue to thrive,” said Sobhy.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) has been present in Egypt for more than 25 years. IHG operates hotels across four of its brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites – and remains absolutely committed to this market.

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InterContinental Cairo Citystars Hosted Harlem Globetrotters

InterContinental Cairo Citystars hosted Harlem Globetrotters basketball team during their recent visit to Cairo.

Upon arrival to InterContinental Cairo Citystars, the team was welcomed by Ibrahim Nasha’at the Hotel Manager, Paul Schenk and Ahmed Azmy, the hotel Executive Assistant Managers.

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Ibrahim Nasha’at, hotel manager, Paul Schenk and Ahmed Azmy, hotel executive assistant managers with the team

Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theatre and comedy. The team was in Cairo to give three performances.

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Despite a busy weekend, the team insisted on seeing the city on with a trip to the pyramids in the morning followed by a visit to the Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357. Hospital visits are a big part of what the team does, taking the show to children who are unable to attend the actual event.

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The team has been touring the world, entertaining families with their unique blend of comedy and basketball for 87 years, but this was their first time in Cairo since 1989.

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Montazah Palace and Gardens: when old meets new

Montazah in Alexandria, is distinguished from other tourist sites in Egypt in that it is a place where the past and present intermingle. For the history buff it is a pleasure to roam around the vast estate where, before the July 23 Revolution, the royal family had their summer quarters and where the palace and the Salamlek (annex) can be seen. For those in search of the beautiful beaches, Montazah has facilities for rest and recreation. It has, in addition, magnificent gardens with royal palms that date, most appropriately, from the royal era.

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Palm trees in Montazah Gardens

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Montazah beaches

The site, situated west of Alexandria, was developed over a century ago, in 1892, in the time of Khedive Abbas Helmi II, who built the Salamlek, which today faces the Palestine Hotel.  The summer residence of the royal family is situated on an elevated mound overlooking a beautiful bay and beach, and the vast garden covers an area of 370 feddans.

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Montazah Palace, overlooking royal gardens

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Salamlek, built by Khedive Helmi II

When king Fouad came to the throne he built a bridge to join the palace to the Island of Dreams, which sounds somewhat romantic but was, in fact, a fairy-tale site covering about 13 feddans and with exotic plants, Byzantine style status and aquaria adorning various parts of the undulating land. There is also a delightful “kiosk” where the king and his friends used to enjoy their afternoon tea.

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Famous bridge of Montazah

Later still, when king Farouk acceded to the throne, he built the famous clock of Montazah; whenever the clock strikes, a soldier appears from each of its four sides.

After the July 23 Revolution, Montazah was opened to the public, and visitors were permitted to enter various parts including the island, the bridge, the kiosk and the gardens. The Salamlek and the palace are not open for visiting.

About two million visitors visit Montazah every year. It is open all the year round and operates 24 hours a day and caters for all visitors requirements. It has various shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bazaars to cater for the visitors.

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Palestine Hotel, overlooking the Mediterranean

Not to be missed is the plant nursery and greenhouse: many tourist groups come to Montazah for the sole purpose of visiting them. The greenhouse has exotic plants that have thrived from the rule of King Fouad. It supplies all the plants needed in the gardens, and there is a surplus for sale.

Summer is here, the beaches are packed with holiday makers and Montazah is enjoying a bumper season. 

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Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013

Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars has been awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the Year 2013.

The award was sent on behalf of the TripAdvisor community, one of the fastest growing travel community websites for travelers all around the world with around 200 million unique monthly visitors worldwide and over 100 million reviews and opinions on restaurants, hotels, resorts, vacation rentals and flights.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, the hotel must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

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The facade of Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars

“Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars is pleased to receive this prestigious award,” said Mohamed Ibrahim, Holiday Inn general manager “We strive to offer our guests a memorable experience, and this award is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

The website is based solely on travelers’ reviews and who voted for the hotel and chose Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars as one of their favorite destination hotels, making the award even more valued.

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Egypt’s Lovely Mornings

A lovely morning from Cairo, Egypt. A wonderful weather and picturesque scenery.

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Celebrate Ramadan Sheraton Montazah Style

In preparations for the holy month of Ramadan, Sheraton Montazah Hotel in Alexandria started decorating Layalina Café, Beach Café and La Terrace Café with magnificent and oriental themes and ambiance that match the spirit of the holy month.

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Sheraton Montazah Hotel overlooking the Mediterranean and the gardens of Montazah Palace

The hotel is also planning a wide array of continental delicacies with exquisite oriental specialties for families and friends at a rich Iftar buffet including mouthwatering recipes and appetizing treats.

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Sumptuous Iftar buffets and Sohour menues will be available during Ramadan.

At night, guests can enjoy the Sheraton Montazah Ramadan celebrations at the Layalina, La Terrace and the Beach Cafés where they can enjoy a bunch of entertaining programs, shisha, oriental drinks and sohour amidst cozy atmosphere and breezy air.

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Kempinski to open nine hotels this year

Kempinski Hotels is set to open nine new properties this year — including two in Saudi Arabia and one in Egypt — as part of the group’s expansion strategy in the Middle East.

The Kempinski Al Othman Hotel in Al Khobar and the Kempinski Hotel Burj Rafal in Riyadh are both scheduled to open before the year ends, along with the Kempinski Hotel Royal Maxim Cairo in Egypt. Another hotel, the Kempinski Hotel in Jeddah, is scheduled to open in 2015.

The luxury hospitality group sees the region as a key growth area and an important market for outbound tourism to its properties across the world.

“The Kempinski Hotel Royal Maxim will predominately cater to corporate and Mice [meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions] business, as well as major social events as it will have the largest pillar-less ballroom in Cairo. It will be our second hotel in Cairo and it is located in New Cairo, which is close to Cairo International Airport and the American University of Cairo,” said Avsar Koc, Kempinski regional sales director for India, Middle East and Africa.

Kempinski Nile Hotel CairoPhoto: Kempinski Nile Hotel

Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
Photo: Kempinski Nile Hotel

Kempinski Nile Hotel

Kempinski Nile Hotel

 

Enhanced by strong growth in the Middle East, Africa, and South-east Asia, Kempinski was able to increase its room revenue by 21 per cent in tandem with a 17 per cent increase in total room nights sold globally. The region contributes almost a third of the revenues for the company, which currently operates a total of 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries. Kempinski returned to Jeddah this week with its seventh annual Middle East Road Show, where they revealed that the group had achieved its best financial results in its history in 2012, with revenues reaching €1.1 billion.

“We have turned Kempinski around from an almost-bankrupt business into a rock-solid one with an equity ratio of well over 40 per cent. With a revenue of €1.1 billion, our hotels passed the billion mark for the first time last year,” said Reto Wittwer, chief executive of Kempinski Hotels.

“As a hotel operator, this makes us a strong and reliable partner for hotel investors and owners. We will continue to plan and work on a long-term basis… Our success proves we are on the right track.”

The Middle East remains a key feeder market for Kempinski hotels in Europe and Asia, such as the Hotel Vier Jaherszeiten Kempinski Munich, the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains St Moritz, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, and the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Likewise, hotels such as Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai remain popular with Middle East guests.

The Kempinski Al Othman Hotel in Al Khobar will have 141 rooms, 57 suites and 20 serviced apartments. The Kempinski Hotel Burj Rafal will be located in Saudi Arabia’s tallest tower and upon completion will boast 300 luxury guest rooms and suites. The Kempinski Hotel Royal Maxim Cairo in Egypt will feature 248 rooms and suites.

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