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Chef Cuisinier Daniel Chambon

It takes generations to perfect the fine art of cuisine. The Semiramis InterContinental in cooperation with Air France proudly present for the sixth time ‘La Cuisine du Chef Daniel Chambon” at
the Semiramis Grill. Awarded the Michelin Star, Chef Cuisinier Daniel Chambon runs the renowned family restaurant “Pont de L’Ouysse” nestling in Perigord, a region where local produce such as foie gras and truffles delicacies can be found.

Holiday In Cairo CityStars

Holiday In Cairo CityStars hosted the National Egyptian Football Team for three nights during their pre-match camp which included strategic playing plan meetings and fitness trainings before their match with Kongo which was the most important match in the qualifiers for the World cup 2010.The Team was on a hectic schedule, from trainings to meetings and coaching whereby they prepared for a very important game. This was the first time for the National Egyptian Football Team to stay at Holiday Inn Cairo CityStars, after winning this match 1 - 0; they believe that the hotel brought them good luck. Photo shows: National Egyptian Football Team with some of the hotel managers.

Franz kielenhofer

Franz kielenhofer, Sheraton Soma Bay’s General Manager has recently awarded Shaker Idris, from the activities department, a Heroism letter of Appreciation. This letter is considered to be recognition to Idris’s great effort in rescuing one of the valued guest’s life from drowning in the Sea. Mr. Kielenhofer added in his letter, “You have shown the true “Sheraton Spirit” and we are proud to have you in our team”.This letter reflects Starwood policy in encouraging their associates and keep them motivated. The photo shows Mr. Kielenhofer handing the letter to Mr. Shaker Idris.

The Conrad Sharm El Sheikh

The Conrad Sharm El Sheikh Resort has continuously proven to be the first choice for many of its guests. In recognition to its valuable repeat customers, the resort celebrated the tenth arrival of its loyal guest, Annemarie & Petra Wahl, by naming a tree for them. Pictured shows; Ahmed Salama, General Manager of the Conrad Sharm El Sheikh Resort with Wahl family around their tree.

Grand Rotana

Grand Rotana Resort & Spa hosted the Egyptian famous singer Amr Diab for three days during his vacation in Sharm El Sheikh. He expressed his admiration of the resort’s location and the manifesting view of the red-sea. Amr Diab was welcomed upon his arrival by Azmi Samy the Executive Assistant Manager of the resort. The picture shows; Amr Diab with Azmi Samy, Executive Assistant Manager of the resort

Ritz-Carlton Hotels

Guests at the Ritz-Carlton Hotels around the world can now volunteer their time to assist the local community where they are vacationing. The “Giveback Getaway Program” offer guests the chance to partner with locally-based social environmental organizations. And is organized as part of Community Footprint The Ritz-Carlton social and environmental program. Accordingly the Ritz Carlton, Sharm El Sheikh organized recently the first giveback gateway program in partnership with Red Sea Waterworld Dive Center as one day awareness program to learn more about the vital role coral reefs play within the marine environment. Shown in the picture Spencer Wadama the General Manager with participants.

Led by General Manager

Led by General Manager, Sameh El Garf, the Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort has been honored with 4 prestigious Marriott awards during the GM conference which was held this year at Cairo Marriott Hotel. The resort picked up Associate Excellence – Worldwide 2008, Greatest Resolution in problem experience –Worldwide 2008 – Elite Recognition Excellence – UKIMEA 2007 in addition to Sales Leadership – UKIMEA 2007. “The Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort continues its success, setting standards for our niche market with excellent stride” said Sameh El Garf. “I am very proud of these awards and extremely happy for all the Hurghada Marriott Team” The picture shows Sameh El Garf receiving the award from Nihad Kattan, Area Vice President accompanied by Jurgen Giesbert, Executive Vice President, United Kingdom/Ireland/Middle East and Africa and Paul Downing, Regional Vice President of Operations, United Kingdom/ Ireland/Middle East and Africa.

Card ranking award 2007

Continuing on its winning streak, the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort has a reason to celebrate yet again. Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort has recently won the MEA most improved HR score card ranking award 2007.This balance scorecard is all about the spirit to serve the community& the associates, how much activities has been made in this regards this include fund raising ,cancer campaign, cleanup date, education outreach or summer training, GM lunch ,parties &associate relation committee meetings. Also it measures the opinion of all the managers about the human resources director role within the organization by a web survey, it shows how much the Director of Human Resources is online with the all the recruitment systems online. The picture shows Nagy Arafat, General Manager, Khaled Khairy, Director of Human Resourses, Dalia Abdeen, Training Manager and Ayman Mohamed, Human Resources Specialist with the award.

Development project

Le Meridian Pyramids is delighted to announce the commencement of its two years development project with a total investment of US$50 million. The project includes the construction of an additional 165 rooms and a full upgrade of the existing property to five-star deluxe standard. In addition, a 1700 sqm state of the art spa will be added along with exciting and innovative restaurants which will delight both, in house guests and Cairo residents alike”.

Le Méridien Heliopolis

At Le Méridien Heliopolis upon the occasion of the World environment day, Le Méridien Heliopolis team joined the group and under this year’s slogan “Kick the C02 Habit” Towards a Low Carbon Economy the UN Environment Programmer (UNEP) says. The event was organized by the Arab office for youth and Environmental affairs in Egypt taking place at Mokatam hill Garden area, whereby open discussions took place guiding the Global Public towards Climate Neutrality. The group enjoyed the day while Media and TV satellite channels shifted from crowd to crowd filming open discussions on how to create new lifestyle on low carbon economies. Seen in the picture; Mamdouh Farag General Manager Le Méridien Heliopolis and Mohamed Abdel Kader Health & Safety Manager together with the hotel team.

Intercontinental Pyramids Park

For the eight’s consecutive year, intercontinental Pyramids Park Resort hosted the participants of the Rally of Pharaohs, as they chose the Resort for its superb facilities and distinctive location near the Pyramids of Giza and the starting point of the rally. Seen in the photo: Mr. Jacky Xicx the famous formula I world champion, Mr. Rafic Khairallah Director of food & Beverage, Ms. Ghada Beshr Public Relations Manager.

Senior Ladies Home

As we believe in the vital role of our organization towards society development and community works. Intercontinental Pyramids Park Resort Cairo is sponsoring a charity event on a weekly and monthly basis with a homeless Senior Ladies Home near the resort. Our aim is to make a change in their daily routine life, Twenty five senior ladies aged between seventy and eighty years live in this home. The charity event includes donations as well as weekly and monthly activities. Seen in the photo, Ms. Ghada Beshr, the Public Relation Manager, Mrs. Sally Mostafa the Training Manager and Mrs. Wafaa Farouk, the Human Resources Manager.

Mr. Firas Irsheidat

Mr. Firas Irsheidat, the General Manager of Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa and team has received the “Starwood EAME Human Truths Annual Award 2007 “To Belong …. To Starwood EAME”. The award was presented by Mr. Roeland Vos, president of Starwood Hotels, Resorts for (Europe, Africa & Middle East (EAME) Division during the Round Table Meeting that was held in Brussels. Sheraton Sharm was awarded the most prestigious outstanding annual award 2007 for the significant improvement and excellent results achieved during 2007 which is tangibly reflected on achieving great improvements in guest satisfaction, implementing successfully Starwood core values and establishing an excellent and healthy business relationships. The photo shows Mr. Firas Irsheidat, Mr. Nigm Mahran Mr. Khaled Kandil & Ms. Marwa El Etraby, with Mr. Roeland Vos & Mr. Hassan Ahdab, while receiving the prestigious award.

The framework of appreciating

Within the framework of appreciating its repeat guests, the management of the Conrad Sharm El Sheikh Resort held the General Manager’s cocktail reception whereby all resident repeated guests, VIPs and honeymooners were invited to attend as well as all head of departments. The guests expressed their utmost admiration to the diverse variety of dining and entertainment options as well as the friendliness and unbeatable hospitality skills demonstrated by the team members of the Conrad Sharm El Sheikh Resort.

Chef Kai Eick

Chef Kai Eick has been appointed as Chef De Cuisine at Grand Hyatt Cairo’s Revolving Restaurant, the highest fine dinning revolving restaurant in the Middle East overlooking the entire city of Cairo. Kai has a vast experience in the food & beverage industry having worked in various countries including Switzerland, Germany and Dubai. Prior to joining Grand Hyatt Cairo, Kai held the post of Chef De Cuisine at Park Hyatt Dubai.

The Starbucks Experience

Dr. Joseph A. Michelli, author of best selling business books including “ The Starbucks Experience,” uncovers the secrets of world-class leadershop in his latest book, “The New Gold Standard; Five Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy Of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.” This is the first time the award-wining global hospitality and Lifestyle Company has shared such detailed information of its corporate culture and service philosophy.

Nokia today

Recognizing that no one style fits all, Nokia today unveiled a new range of products to let consumers express their personal styles on a number of levels ranging from stylish designs, to personalization through vibrantly hued exchangeable covers.

Glamorous surfaces

The new Nokia 7610, 7510 and 7310 Supernova devices give people an option to truly personalize their look by matching the style of their phone to their ever-changing moods with a choice of exchangeable Xpress-On covers in striking colors and glamorous surfaces.

Supernova range

The first four devices to launch as part of the new Nokia Supernova range feature a mix of bold colors and of-themoment designs, evoking the allure of the latest statement handbags or must-have sunglasses. Aimed at style conscious men and women who want to stay connected, the new range delivers exceptional mobile functionality alongside a variety of music and internet experiences.

Travelife Gold

The Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort has reached Travelife Gold
Supplier level. The property worked with the Thomas Cook Group, who commissioned a Travelife Auditor to complete a Travelife Sustainability audit on the property. “Travelife Gold” hotels are leading the way with cutting edge practice in environmental management and community support.

The Mofti of Egypt

Ramses Hilton was chosen by Dr. Aly Gomaa The Mofti of Egypt and the Chairman of Misr El Kheir Charity organization to hold its first seminar at Ramses Hilton Ballroom. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Ali Moselhy, Minister of Social Affairs, who assured in his speech on the importance of the charity associations role and contribution in the society. During the seminar a documentary film was presented to introduce the achievements and the goals of Misr El Kheir Charity organization to the Egyptian society. Shown in photo: Dr. Aly Gomaa The Mofti of Egypt and Dr. Ali Moselhy, Minister of Social Affairs during Misr El Kheir Charity organization seminar held recently at Ramses Hilton.

Motivating and Encouraging team

Within the framework of motivating and encouraging team members, Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager held recently a special party in appreciation towards Ramses Hilton‘s Team members who won the Employee of the Month Awards. “Please keep on the good work and I am really proud of working with such a dedicated Team Members,” said Haitham in his opening speech. Photo shows: Haitham Nassar , Ramses Hilton General Manager, Magda Abdel Wahab and Director of Human Resources with the awarded Team members.

A new Take Away Menu

A new Take Away Menu, that has a lot to offer for the Heliopolis area Residents, is now being served at Fairmont Towers’ “Café Heliopolis”. The Café Heliopolis has recently launched its new take away menu serving w h a t s o e v e r ones prefer from fresh juices, salads, hot panini s a n d w i c h e s , lamb kofta wraps, Danish & Croissant, ice creams, chocolates, all types of freshly brewed coffees with a wide selection of the best healthy take away items within Heliopolis area.

Movenpick Nile

Movenpick Nile Cruises Egypt announced recently the promotion of Ahmed Younis as the Deputy Director of Sales for the Movenpick Nile Cruisers Egypt which includes the Movenpick M/S Royal Lotus, M/S Royal Lily, M/S Prince Abbas and the Nile Cruisers Radamis I & II.

Human Resources Manager

The Golden Nugget is awarded by the InterContinental Hotels Group to hotels and corporate offices that make a significant
contribution to corporate social responsibility. The Semiramis InterContinental has won recently the sixth and final piece of this jigsaw – the Golden Nugget - after winning all five pieces of the jigsaw. Members of the Semiramis InterContinental team have worked tirelessly to live the Winning Ways through the work they do: Do the right thing, Show we care, Aim higher, Celebrate difference & Work better together. Photos shows: Semiramis
InterContinental members of staff and Juergen Baumhoff, General Manager celebrating the Golden Nugget.

The Cinema Syndicate

The Cinema Syndicate has chosen Sheraton Montazah and Tabia
Ballroom to hold the annual Alexandria International Film Festival organized for the 24th year consecutively. The festival that lasted for 5 days has been witnessed by a large number of cinema figuers from Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Italy and was concluded by celebrating the winning movies and actors with the songs of Magd El Kassem and orgist Magdy El Husseini.

New sauna & massage services

You’re invited for an unforgettable vacation at Sheraton Montazah not only for its newly renovated rooms, sandy private beach superb location over the seashore and Montazah gardens but also to enjoy the different activities, entertaining nights specially prepared by the hotel for its visitors and guests and the newly introduced fitness facilities. For those who want to stay fit, get relaxed, it would be recommended to try sheraton’s new sauna & massage services.

Miramar Resort

In the spirit of giving back to the local community Sheraton Miramar Resort, El Gouna has recently held a blood donation drive in favor of the General Hospital in Hurghada. This event is considered to be one of a series of ongoing efforts exerted by the hotel to contribute to social activities, where all participants from hotel managers to junior associates showed a high level of motivation and donated happily and proudly to be part of this great cause. The photo shows some of Sheraton Miramar’s associates who participated, standing in front of the ambulance car where the blood donation took place.

Enhancing social bonds

Within the framework of enhancing social bonds with its team members, the management of the Conrad Sharm El Sheikh Resort organizes a special inhouse celebration for the team member ready to tie the knot during which a wedding cake is served. The happy couple is also awarded a 4-night complimentary stay at the resort after their wedding. Picture shows; Ahmed Salama, General Manager of the Conrad Sharm El Sheikh Resort and Saied Abdel Kawi, Human Resources Manager during the wedding celebration of Wael Zakaria from the Security department and Salah Abdel Meguid from the Food & Beverage Department.

Building and Enhancing

Within the framework of building and enhancing the teamwork spirit, the management of the Conrad Sharm El Sheikh Resort has organized a football championship during the holy month of Ramadan for its team members whereby the Front Office Department team was ranked first among the ten teams that contributed to the championship. Seen in the photo: Saied Abdel Kawi, Human Resources Manager with Waleed Bahgat, Front Office Manager and also captain of the winning team.

The General Manager

Spencer Wadama The General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Sharm El Sheikh presented recently “ the 5 Star Award of Achievement” to the Sales & Marketing team in recognition for their outstanding achievement, commitment and dedication during year 2008, as they shown during this period and extraordinary contribution to the business which demonstrated in their interactive role with the entire hotel’s department that led to a great success and great achievements. “ By exemplifying The Ritz-Carlton Gold Standards, you are an inspiration to all of us” stated Spencer on the certificate award. Shown in the picture: the Sales & Marketing Team.

The Holy month of Ramadan

For 12 days during the Holy month of Ramadan, 96 associates enjoyed the enthusiastic football tournament that the Human Resources Department at the Cairo Marriott Hotel had organized. The Competition between the 12 teams was an aggressive one that was finalized by the winning of the “Banquet” team. The team’s striker, Ulrich Huth, the General Manager of the hotel, managed to win the final match by scoring 3 goals against the opponent team. Congratulations to the winning team!

The Hurghada Marriott

The Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort has recently been awarded the Thomas Cook Marque of Excellence Award for the year 2007 through customer recognition of exceedingly high standard of service and quality of accommodation. “We are honored to receive this very special award from such a big company in the travel market and will continue delivering exceptional services to all our customers” said Sameh El Garf, General Manager, Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort.

Mr. Jean Welti

Mr. Jean Welti, General Manager, Nile Hilton announced the appointment of Mr. Victor Chalfoun as the new operations Manager. Victor an Egyptian national of Lebanese origin comes to the Nile Hilton with years of experience in the hospitality business. He holds a CFBE certificate from Florida and a degree in Revenue Management from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.

Sushi’s unique concept

As Sushi’s unique concept is an exciting experience not to be missed, visit the Fuze Bar at Fairmont Towers Hotel every Monday & Friday of the month of October for amazing Sushi Nights from 09:00 pm right through to 12:00 pm. Fairmont Towers invites everyone for an artful, unique, and healthful dining experience as its Fuze Bar & Lounge dishes up Sushi Nights providing the perfect venue for a casual business dinner or light grazing right through to a laid back dinner in the evening. Guests of Fuze have much to cheer about ahead with the launch of the hotel’s Sushi promotion which is made more affordable so that more guests can enjoy and benefit from healthy Japanese food.

John G C Wood

Movenpick Resort & Spa EL Gouna has the pleasure to announce the appointement of John G C Wood as its new General Manager. Wood is a 4th Generation hotelier and was actually born in the Queen’s Hotel in Aberystwyth. He graduated with honors from the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne and brings with him a wealth of experience in the hospitality business having worked for the most respectable companies like holiday Inn and Le Meridien in various countries such as Cyprus, the Caribbean, India, Russia, Croatia, and Mauritius.

Waleed Morsy

Waleed Morsy was appointed as the Financial Controller of the newly opened Movenpick Resort El Sokhna. Waleed Morsy joined the Movenpick Hotels & Resorts team in 1998, where he held his first position in Movenpick Resort-Cairo Pyramids and after he took different tasks in various Movenpick Hotels & Resorts in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Prior his new challenge in Sokhna, Waleed Morsy held the Position of Acting Financial controller in Movenpick M/S Royal Lotus.

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