Steigenberger Coraya Beach in Marsa Alam Steigenberger Coraya Beach in Marsa Alam

On November 1, Deutsche Hospitality added the five-star Hotel Coraya Beach in Marsa Alam to its portfolio.

The property was previously known as Iberotel, and is now being operated under the Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts brand.

This brings the group’s total representation in Egypt to eight hotels and three Nile river ships.

Deutsche Hospitality CEO Puneet Chhatwal said in a statement: "The Coraya Beach Resort makes the 'top quality made in Germany' model available in Marsa Alam. Our growing presence in Egypt is enabling us to extend our strong local network."

Marsa Alam is located in the south of the country directly on the Red Sea coast. The hotel offers guests the option of sunbathing on a private beach or using one of three swimming pools. The bay in which the Coraya Beach Resort is set also offers coral reefs accessible from the beach, with the option to go snorkelling.

The property is located 10km away from the airport, and offers 354 rooms and suites along with extensive gardens.

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During the day, guests can choose from a range of sporting activities including tennis, squash, beach volleyball and fitness training. A hammam, steam bath and sauna are available along with an in-house theatre where evening entertainment is provided in the form of live music and shows.

The resort has both a buffet area and an à la carte restaurant. Guests also have access to two additional à la carte restaurants integrated into a traditional Egyptian market place within walking distance. Food and drink facilities also include a beach bar, pool bar and shisha lounge.

The hotel is operated via a franchise agreement by the Egyptian company Sun Oasis For Hotels S.A.E.

Deutsche Hospitality is the umbrella brand for the companies of Steigenberger Hotels AG. The three hotel brands which come under the umbrella are Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, Jaz in the City und IntercityHotel.