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Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years

Staybridge Suites Citystars Team

Staybridge Suites Citystars Team

Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars announced today that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.  The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honour those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.  Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

The award was sent on behalf of TripAdvisor® which is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

The website is based solely on travelers’ reviews and so it is guests who voted for the hotel and chose Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars as one of their favorite destination hotels that truly validate a personalized service making the award even more valued.

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Celebrate Ramadan the Mediterranean Style

Those who like to celebrate Ramadan in style, Sheraton Montazah Hotel in Alexandria, Egypt offers a variety of outlets where guests can enjoy their Iftar and sohour in luxury. For Iftar, guests can break their fast with family and friends at the “Café Coquillage” with its daily sumptuous Iftar buffet and that features an array of different traditional oriental dishes and sweets while watching their favorite TV Shows.  Guests can also bring friends and share quality time at “La Terrace Outdoor Café”   or try the hotel’s wide selection of oriental desserts at the Café Rendez vous. For Ramadan nights’ fans, the “Bedouin Tent” at Beach Café, overlooking the Mediterranean seashore, is the place. In this exotic Mediterranean atmosphere, guests will enjoy a mouthwatering sohour  meal and Ramadan traditional drinks in addition to their choice of flavored shisha along with the oriental tunes of takht sharky and  live songs.

Atef Wilson, general manager of Sheraton Montazah Hotel, calls visitors of the Mediterranean city to be the hotel’s guests and discover a memorable Ramadan experience in Alexandria. “We offer great room deals in the holy month of Ramadan, in addition to a variety of dining options, authentic festive cuisine prepared by our highly-skilled chefs, oriental entertainment together with the ultimate Alexandrian hospitality and smiling faces of our associates,” he said.

The Bedouin Tent for fans of Ramadan Nights

The Bedouin Tent for fans of Ramadan Nights

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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.

Couple Celebrating Valentine

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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One Night in Alexandria- A Photo Tour

I was invited to my cousin’s wedding in Alexandria, Egypt in January 18, 2015. Although it was extremely cold in Cairo, the capital, it was warm in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The weather was very inviting to take a walk by the Corniche and to have a good fish meal in one of the local restaurants before we head to the wedding party.

My husband and I decided to spend the night in the historical Cecil Hotel in Ramleh Square. It is one of my favorites. The history of the Steigenberger Cecil Hotel dates to 1929, it was built by the Italian Alessandro Loria from Tuscany, having been commissioned by the French Metzger family. Loria built the Cecil Hotel to be a landmark building, with its elegant revolving doors, two beautiful wooden elevators, and its bar, which was carefully kept unchanged since World War II, making it one-of-a-kind in Alexandria. The rooms have high ceilings and large shuttered windows, and the richness of the classical French-style burgundy and gold drapes, and soft furnishings decorating the space give the place an atmosphere of centuries gone by.

Here are several photos I took in the Ramleh neighborhood and in Cecil Hotel in downtown Alexandria

From the Balcony of Cecil Hotel

The Corniche from our balcony in Cecil Hotel

 

Ramleh Square with the statue of nationalist Saad Zaghloul in the middle

Ramleh Square with the statue of nationalist Saad Zaghloul in the middle

 

 

Ramleh Square and the Corniche in the morning

Ramleh Square and the Corniche in the morning

 

Ramleh Square and the Corniche at night

Ramleh Square and the Corniche at night

 

Corniche Road on a bustling day

Corniche Road on a bustling day

Locals on their way to work

Heading to work

 

Fishermen trying their luck

Fishermen trying their luck

 

An ill-fated sail

An ill-fated sail

The lift of Cecil Hotel-feeling nostalgic

The lift of Cecil Hotel- Feeling nostalgic

The foyer of Cecil Hotel

The foyer of Cecil Hotel

 

The stairs leading to the rooms- Cecil Hotel

The stairs leading to the rooms- Cecil Hotel

 

My favorite corner at Cecil's foyer

My favorite corner at Cecil’s foyer

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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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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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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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Easter and Sham El Nessim deals at InterContinental Cairo Citystars, Holiday Inn Cairo and Staybridge suites

Have you booked your Easter holiday yet? If not, InterContinental chain is offering lucrative packages in Cairo to celebrate the season

InterContinental Cairo Citystars offers Easter room packages including buffet breakfast and parking at EGP 1100 for a single room, EGP 1200 for double and EGP 1300 for triple room including taxes with an extra EGP 100 supplement for Pool Side rooms.

Facade of InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel

Facade of InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel

Lobby of InterContinental Citystar Cairo Hotel

Lobby of InterContinental Citystars Cairo Hotel

 

One of the luxurious room at InterContinental Citystars Hotel Cairo

One of the luxurious room at InterContinental Citystars Hotel Cairo

InterContinental Residence Suites offer a fabulous choice for families, with a variety of cozy studios and 1 to 3 bedroom apartments. You can book a studio at EGP 1150 for single occupancy, EGP 1250 for double and 1350 for triple. Also, you can book a one bedroom suite at EGP 1350 for single occupancy, EGP1550 for double and EGP1650 for triple; two bedroom suite at EGP 2200 for double occupancy and EGP 2350 for triple or a three bedroom suite at EGP 3100, including breakfast and free parking for one car. Minimum stay is two nights

If you want to celebrate Easter at cheaper rate, then you can stay at Holiday Inn Citystars, where you can book a single room at EGP 699 or a double room at EGP 749 including buffet breakfast, parking for one car and taxes.

Holiday Inn Citystars facade

Holiday Inn Citystars facade

A room at Holiday Inn Citystars Cairo

A room at Holiday Inn Citystars Cairo

 

Staybridge Suites offer 140 suites including studios, two and three bedroom suites

Staybridge suites facade

Staybridge suites facade

Staybridge suites pool

Staybridge suites pool

Staybridge suites room

 

Each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals, state-of-the-art entertainment and communications, including complimentary WiFi throughout. You can book a studio at EGP 799 for single occupancy, EGP 849 for double and EGP 899 for triple. You can also book a one bedroom suite at EGP 1050 for single occupancy, EGP 1150 for double and EGP 1200 for triple; a two bedroom suite at EGP 1750 for double occupancy and EGP 1850 for triple or a three bedroom suite at EGP 2300. All prices include taxes, breakfast, free parking and a complimentary upgrade subject to availability. All rates above are for Egyptians and residents only

For booking call 24800100

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On Sham El Nessim Day, InterContinental Cairo Citystars hotel, will offer a sumptuous Easter buffet by the pool, accompanied by live entertainment and DJ from 12pm till 5pm, in addition to kids buffet corner and kids activities all at EGP 280 plus service charge and taxes

For booking call 2800009

 

 

 

 

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