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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts shows confidence in Egyptian tourism.

With the addition of three new resorts on the Red Sea and five new Nile cruisers, the international upscale hotel company of Swiss heritage is evolving as one of the major upscale hospitality providers in the region. King Farouk’s former private yacht from 1918 now cruising under the Mövenpick flag.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has underlined  its commitment to Egypt’s tourism industry by adding Mövenpick Resort  Hurghada, Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma and Mövenpick Resort Sharm El  Sheikh in Naama Bay to its existing impressive portfolio of four properties on  the country’s Red Sea coastline.

In a further confidence boost for this year’s ITB partner country Egypt,  Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has also strengthened its presence on the Nile  with four new cruisers and one sail boat, including the spectacular ‘Misr’, once  the private yacht of Egypt’s former King Farouk.

Roger Kacou, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Senior Vice President Africa,  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 5th, 2012, the Mövenpick Resort Hurghada is conveniently located in Hurghada  Bay, only 8km from Hurghada International Airport and offers 252 truly  spacious rooms and suites, all with a direct view over the Red Sea. The resort  has benefited from a programme of renovations throughout 2010 which will  continue during 2012 in stages to insure a smooth operation.

Mövenpick Resort Hurghada facilities include a private beach, marina and  freshwater pool and is ideal for waterskiing, snorkelling and diving, horseback  riding, visiting Giftun Island and desert safaris.  Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts are returning to Sharm El Sheikh on April 8 th,  2012 to operate Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh – Naama Bay. With its  prime location on Naama Bay the resort features 298 rooms and four villas  with private pool, all with panoramic views over the property’s five private  beaches.  The resort’s captivating architecture and design faithfully reflects its Arabian  heritage. Soft cream colours contrast with the rich dark wood of furniture and  latticework, while domes and arches add to the sense of serenity. The Moorish  style and elegance blend seamlessly with every modern facility and service.

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