Dubai's Emaar to revamp 1960's Egyptian resort under Vida brand

Al Alamein Hotel is the fourth hotel project by Emaar Hospitality in Egypt

Al Alamein Hotel.
Al Alamein Hotel.

The historic Al Alamein resort, built in 1960 by the Sidi Abdelrahman Bay of the Mediterranean Sea, is to be renovated and reopened by Emaar Hospitality Group.

The hotel, which has hosted leaders including Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein, the second President of Egypt, is undergoing a "refreshing and contemporary facelift", a statement said.

Emaar Hospitality said it has commenced renovation and redesign while maintaining its cultural context and heritage.

The all-new Al Alamein Hotel, managed by Vida Hotel and Resorts, will open doors to visitors later this year.

Al Alamein Hotel is the fourth hotel project by Emaar Hospitality in Egypt. The others, also located in Marassi, are Address Marassi Beach Resort and Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa, both operated by Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand, and Vida Marassi Marina with 120 hotel rooms and suites.

To feature 189 rooms including luxury chalets, Al Alamein Hotel will have several enhanced features. There will be additional outdoor seating overlooking the bay's soothing waters, a beach outlet, rooftop lounge, fitness centre, swimming pool, tennis court, and spa. Guests will have access to the amenities in Marassi including a marina, yacht club, golf course, beach club house, play areas, restaurants, meeting facilities, outdoor pools and decks.

Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: "It is an exceptional honour for us to undertake the modern reinterpretation of the Alamein resort. The people of Egypt have fond memories of the resort, and we are committed to restoring it to its true glory. With its central location in Marassi by the beach, it will offer visitors an inspiring and culturally enriching lifestyle experience."

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