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Ritz-Carlton to manage Luxury Beachfront Resort in Marassi

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Emaar Misr, the wholly-owned country subsidiary of Emaar Properties, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ritz-Carlton, to manage a beachfront resort in Marassi, Egypt scheduled to open in 2012. The 6 km seafront land featuring the luxury resort is considered among the finest beaches in the region and stretches across the picturesque Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay on the Mediterranean.

As per the MoU, the proposed development will include a 150-room resort and 50 private villas. The Ritz-Carlton at Marassi will feature an extensive array of amenities including international restaurants and beverage outlets, and a spa. The proximity to a golf-course will give guests added leisure options. They can also pursue marine sports at the Marina Club in Marassi, which is the only one of its kind in the region.

Mr Sameh Muhtadi, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Misr for Development said, Marassi is one of the premier mixed-use communities in Egypt, and every component of this world-class project has been carefully planned to create a distinctive lifestyle experience. Sidi Abdel Rahman is the most historic beach in Egypt and is a much-preferred Mediterranean tourist destination. Our MoU with The Ritz-Carlton calls for developing a luxury resort to further consolidate Marassis appeal to tourists and residents, and contribute to the regions prosperity.

Marassi has already emerged as a much-preferred leisure destination with a beach club set by the calm bay of Sidi Abdel Rahman. The Marina being developed has its own dry storage facility making it a preferred destination for marine sports and sailing enthusiasts.

The EGP 9.92 billion (AED 6.39 billion, US$1.74 billion) Marassi is a Mediterranean-styled self-sustaining lifestyle neighbourhood, easily accessible from Alexandria Burj El Arab and El Alamein airports, both offering direct connections to major European cities. The project is also in easy proximity to historic sites and offers residents the choice of desert safari, eco-tourism and diving pursuits.

The 6.25 million sqm gated community features premier leisure amenities including a world-class beach resort, a vibrant town centre, marina, golf course and hotels set amidst lush greenery and lagoons.

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