Thailand-based Centara Hotels & Resorts has
signed a contract with the Amer Group to manage a new five-star
luxury resort in Sokhna, Egypt.
The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Spa Sokhna is
scheduled to open in April 2010 and is set on the beach at Ain
Sokhna, on the Red Sea coast between Suez and Zafarana, about one
hour from Cairo. The area is regarded as one of the main upcoming resort
destinations in Egypt.
The architectural design of the Centara
Grand Beach Resort & Spa Sokhna is based on a butterfly-shaped
main structure, with 98 rooms and suites as well as 21 villas. All
Deluxe rooms, Club rooms and Suites have their own private balcony
or patio, while the Villas have two bedrooms, open-plan dining
room and kitchen, and their own private pool and garden, and are
ideal for families.
Guests in the Club rooms will enjoy
a hotel-within-the-hotel experience, including access to the Club
Lounge with its five complimentary meal servings per day and
all-day complimentary coffee, tea and beverage service.
For dining the resort will offer an all-day restaurant on the
ground floor that features breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
along with an extensive menu of Arabic and international favourites. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating
and is linked to the lobby lounge, which serves snacks and
beverages. Nearby is Centara’s own-brand Hagi Japanese restaurant,
with its extensive menu of authentic Japanese cuisine. The
Beach with a beachfront setting features a menu of seafood
specialties together with a selection of Thai dishes.
The resort has two swimming pools and an extensive beachfront,
while the recreation service centre offers a variety of
watersports and boating activities with trained staff,
high-quality equipment and individual instruction available.
The resort is designed as family-friendly, and there
is plenty to keep the youngsters happy, with a Camp Safari that
offers supervised indoor and outdoor activities for the younger
ones and a Kids’ Club that provides a dedicated games and
activities centre for teenagers.
own-brand Spa Cenvaree will offer therapies and treatments,
and is located on the ground floor with its own pool access. There
is also a well-equipped fitness centre.
function rooms, the hotel will be an attractive venue for the
corporate market wishing to organise meetings and seminars in an ideal setting close to the capital.
This is the third overseas
property of Centara Hotels & Resorts after the openings of Centara
Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives and Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort,
Centara Boutique Collection in India late 2009.
into these three very exciting overseas markets with top quality
properties and highly respected local partners is very indicative
of the international growth policy for Centara Hotels & Resorts,”
said Suthikiati Chirathivat, chairman of the executive board of
Central Plaza Hotel Plc (Centel). “Each property
builds on and enhances the Centara brand, and at the same time we
are very proud to be representing Thailand in these destinations,
bringing the gentle touch of Thai hospitality to these
destinations and to other new destinations that we shall be
Centara Hotels & Resorts currently
operates 21 hotels and resorts in Thailand, and three overseas.
The group has set a target to manage at least 65 hotels in both
local and international markets over the next five years.
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