Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has added three resorts to its portfolio on Egypt’s Red Sea coastline and strengthened its presence on the Nile with four new cruisers.
The hospitality company said the announcements were testament to its belief in Egypt’s tourism sector.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ senior vice president Africa, Roger Kacou, said: “We have a long and successful history in Egypt since 1975 and today managing 18 hotels, resorts and Nile boats. This announcement signifies an important step in our dynamic expansion programme that demonstrates our commitment to and total confidence in Egypt’s tourism.”
Operating under Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts management effective March 5, 2012, the Mövenpick Resort Hurghada is located in Hurghada Bay. The resort benefited from a programme of renovations throughout 2010, which will continue during 2012 in stages to “insure a smooth operation”, the company said.
On April 8, 2012, the Movenpick will take over operations of Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh - Naama Bay, which features 298 rooms and four villas with private pool.
The expansion programme includes the opening at the end of the year of Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma, a 424-room property.
Mövenpick Nile Cruisers are set to offer more options for cruising the river Nile after it boosts its fleet in October 2012 with the historical steamship ‘Misr’ and four more boats, the M/S Sun Ray, Darakum, Hamees and Feddya. The hotel management company will then operate a total of seven ships on the Nile and one on Lake Nasser.