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Hilton Worldwide Names Director, Corporate Communications, Middle East & Africa

Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Emma Corcoran, who joins the company as Director, Corporate Communications, Middle East & Africa. In her new role, Corcoran will lead efforts to distinguish Hilton Worldwide as the preeminent global hospitality company throughout the Middle East & Africa region. Corcoran joins Hilton Worldwide from InterContinental Hotels Group where she most served as the Global Communications Director, overseeing worldwide internal communication programs and consumer campaigns. Prior to InterContinental, Corcoran spent five years at Amey, one of the UK’s leading public service providers. As Head of Communications at Amey, she directed internal communications, marketing, corporate responsibility, sponsorship, events and public affairs.


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New Chef New Taste at Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort

Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Executive Chef, Abdel Nasser. Chef Abdel Nasser is no stranger to Hilton. The 25-year culinary veteran began his career at the Nile Hilton where he spent nearly 19 years in various roles before his appointment as Chef de Cuisine and named Executive Chef of the Hilton Hurghada, shortly after. Prior to his current role, he lived in Hong Kong and served as the Group Executive Chef for a large chain of restaurants, which fueled his cooking passion for the flavours of the Far East.



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Grand Hyatt Cairo Going Green With Hyatt Earth Launch

With a focus on local execution and a commitment to the environmental responsibility, Grand Hyatt Cairo is announcing the launch of Hyatt Earth, the global program initiated by Hyatt with a shared vision and strategy towards the world. Grand Hyatt Cairo is committed to environmental quality. Our Hyatt Earth committee will be responsible of implementing initiatives and fostering a culture of environmental awareness and responsibility at our property, using the powerful available tools and innovative ideas that can all make a meaningful difference. Through the daily engagement and commitment, we will be able to achieve our common goal of making and changing our world to the better and realizing our environmental vision of seeing a safer and cleaner world. Together, let’s go green!


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The Semiramis InterContinental hosted recently another private Cultural Salon.

The salon is a journey gives guests an opportunity to meet and greet prominent writers, speakers and artists in an exclusive environment of Cairo’s foremost restaurant the Grill. Greeting guests were greeted by Nathalie Asmma, Author of “Le Caire L’inconnu dévoilé”, Artist Anne Giraud and Nabila Samak , Director of Marketing Communications Semiramis InterContinental.

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Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort Participates In The Green Star Hotel Initiative

As part of Orascom’s greening of their resorts. Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort joins the Green Star Hotel Initiative in its second phase. El Gouna hotels, part of Orascom Hotels & Development, were the initiators. This program began in 2006 with the objective of significantly improving environmental performance, reducing energy and water consumption, increasing the use of renewable energy, ensuring correct waste disposal and raising awareness. All the same objectives that Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort has embarked on over the last 4 years, with the goal of ISO certification by the end of this year. Recently the engineers decided to upgrade from just a quality management system to an environmental management system.


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Absolute Oktoberfest…Authentically

Once again the Cairo Marriott Hotel brings to life the world famous “Oktoberfest”. Think lederhosen and dirndls; traditional Bavarian costume, roasted Hendl with pretzels; authentic Bavarian food, and of course the tangy German beer flown in directly from Munich’s finest breweries to your glass. Your dining experience will be all bundled with loads of fun and laced by the live music of “Bildergalerie” Band, a German performance that will sparkle the atmosphere with a traditionally authentic German vibe.

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Celebrate Eid al Adha with Sheraton Miramar

It you are seeking hot sun, warm seas, diverse landscapes, and lots of the stunning sea views, then Sheraton Miramar would be the perfect choice on the beautiful red sea. Enjoy and relax by one of its pools or beaches with the mix of warm hospitality and great food as Sheraton Miramar’s chefs have been busy creating a variety of culinary delights inviting you to dine at one of our special restaurants: oriental 1001, which is located on a separate island and offers authentic Arabic mezzah, charcoal grilled specialties, oriental desserts, wood fired Arabic bread oven and oriental entertainment during dinner time. Refresh your day with some wonderful activities and outstanding features available at the Resort aqua center and international diving school. Overlooking the resort gardens and lagoons our health club is fitted with the latest and complete Techno Gym Excite Line of fitness equipment and massage rooms. The marvelous evenings on the terrace lounge and the sunset with your favorite cocktail at the bar boat completes your day.


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Maurice de Rooij, appointed as a new General Manager for Coral Beach Rotana Resort – Tiran, Coral Beach Rotana Resort – Montazah


Maurice graduated from Cornell University School of
Hotel Administration and ESSEC, Paris, France. Carrying
a Bachelor degree in Hotel Management. With a career
spanning, De Rooij, brings with him over 25 year of
experience in the hospitality sector. He joined Hilton Group, InterContinental Group and recently Joined Rotana Group on 2008 lately as the General Manager of the Cove Rotana “ Ras Al Khaimah” before joining Coral Beach Rotana Resort – Tiran & Coral Beach Rotana Resort – Montazah Maurice speaks many different languages such a Dutch, English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Indonesian “Maurice vision is to provide our guests at the Corals, with high quality product and services, and make them feel at home and our main focus is always to motivate team members, leading them to achieve the highest Customer satisfaction scores and top profitability records”.

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Celebrating the Financial Times presence and availability on the same day of publication in Egypt @ the Intercontinental

The British Egyptian Business Association, BEBA, in collaboration with the Financial Times, organized a business lunch with a life interview with H.E. Dr. Youssef Botros Ghali by Ms. Roula Khalaf, FT Middle East Editor and Ms. Heba Saleh, FT Cairo Bureau Chief at Cleopatra Ball Room - Semiramis InterContinental ,In the picture: Mr. Hazem Hassan, Chairman, BEBA Mr. Ben Hughes, Deputy CEO, Financial Times. Dr. Mona Zaki, CEO, Global Strategic Consultants and FT Business Consultant – Egypt. H.E. Dr. Youssef Botros Ghali, Minister of Finance, Mr. Mahmoud Abdel Latif, Chairman, Alex Bank, Eng. Hussein Massoud, Chairman, Egypt Air Holding Co.


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Chaine des Rotisseurs Gala Dinner at Ramses Hilton

Ramses Hilton has been chosen recently by the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs to hold their Gala dinner, where more than 150 members from different part of world attended this event. Mr. Haitham Nassar, General Manager, welcomed the Chaine des Rotisseurs members and their guests to a cocktail reception at the Swimming pool Terrace with its spectacular view of Nile River. This was followed by the dinner created by Executive Chef Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, who prepared a very refined seven course menu for this special occasion. The guests were enchanted by the view, the elegant decoration and were entertained throughout the evening by a live band playing classical music. In the photo : Mr. Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager welcoming Chaine Des Rotisseurs Members.

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Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort Upgrades The Treatments Available In Its Spa

New treatment rooms have been added to The Spa to upgrade the facilities, with hopes to build further. A variety of massages have been available for some time, but now holistic health and body treatments are added to the list. Mohamed Salem, the Recreation Supervisor, recently went to the Marriott Dead Sea Spa, where he was impressed with the standards and services offered, bringing back a wealth of experience after four days’ training.




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Regional Visit To The Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort

Marriott’s COO for Middle East and Africa visits the resort. Mr. Mark Sattersfield entered the hotel to have a first hand experience of the developments and plans for this thriving resort. Commenting on the personnel he said he is “very impressed with the operations and commitment of the team and staff, who clearly serve the guests well, noted by the number of repeat guests.” This was after he went throughout each department, each restaurant and all through the back areas. Mr. Jan Heesbeen, General Manager, introduced him to a new concept of the hotel, a Chef’s table. The Executive Committee gathered for lunch, located right in the middle of the kitchen, where the Executive Chef, Alaa, prepared a sumptuous meal that included many of his specialized items.

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For the First Time in Egypt: The Digital Boom organized by Universal Media Egypt in cooperation with Digital Republic, Google and Nielsen

Universal Media Egypt: The conference sheds light on technology development in the fields of media and marketing..
Universal Media Egypt, one of the largest media companies in the Egypt, organized a conference under the name The Digital Boom on the 29th of September in cooperation with Egypt’s major website developer Digital Republic, and together with Google and Nielsen Media Research. The purpose of the conference is to shed light on the technology revolution in the fields of media and marketing from a local perspective.


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Hariri at Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers

Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers is famous for being the first choice for public figures. The hotel recently hosted the current Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad El Din Hariri during his latest visit to Cairo. He was welcomed upon arrival by Mr. Christoph Ganster, General Manager of Fairmont Towers and Engy Belal, Director of Public Relations. Being the premiere option for the elites worldwide, the hotel’s team is always eager to exceed their exclusive clientele’s expectations. In the photo from left to right: Mr. Christoph Ganster - General Manager; Saad El Din Hariri - Prime Minister of Lebanon; Engy Belal - Director of Public Relations.

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Andrea Bocelli Orchestra at Pyramids Park Resort Cairo

Pyramids Park Resort Cairo hosted the Orchestra of the renowned Andrea Bocelli during their recent visit to Cairo were Andrea Bocelli gave a concert at the Pyramids of Giza.


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Sheraton Miramar Achieves the Highest Guest Satisfaction Score (Index)

Sheraton Miramar Resort – El Gouna, was recognized as the best hotel among Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Africa and Indian Ocean in Guest Satisfaction Index. The hotel was announced as achieving the highest guest satisfaction score in 2009 during the “Starwood Round Table” event which was held in Barcelona last month. Photo shows Ko Van Den Hil – General Manager, Victor Fayez – Director of Finance, and Amr Morsy – Director of Sales and Marketing, receiving the award from Roeland Vos – President, Europe, Africa and Middle East, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hassan Ahdab – Vice President, Regional Director. Africa and Indian Ocean, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

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Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises participate in “Clean Up The World” Campaign

Clean Up the World is an environmental global campaign that inspires and empowers individuals and communities from every corner of the globe to make their environment a cleaner, healthier place to live. Madinat Makadi Hotels being one of the members of Clean Up the world campaign, had organized a huge event in its region aiming from it, conserving its environment as much as it can. A clean up campaign for the sea water was organized between the hotel management and the international diving center “Extra Divers” and “HEPCA”. Guests from the 10 hotels had gathered in the early morning and had a briefing about the day and how they will divide the work between each other. By joining the Clean Up the World campaign, participants can share information and experiences with Clean Up the World’s global network and positively change their local environment. Therefore Iberotel Palace “Sharm El Sheikh” was the initiative property for organizing such event for South Sinai region and Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises environment department aim from these activities to conserve the environment and increase its guests and staff awareness.


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Partners for a New Beginning Announces Full Steering Committee and Clinton Global Initiative Commitments

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, along with Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute, announced today the formation of the Steering Committee and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitments for Partners for a New Beginning (PNB). Partners for a New Beginning is a non partisan, non-profit organization established to harness private sector and civil society resources to advance the vision President Obama laid out in his June 2009 Cairo speech of renewed engagement with Muslims around the world based on mutual respect and responsibility. Secretary Albright serves as PNB’s Chair. Mr. Kent and Mr. Isaacson serve as Vice-Chairs.

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Hillary Clinton At Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh

Hyatt Regency as the preferred hotel for all delegations visiting Sharm El Sheikh was chosen to accommodate the US Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton during her recent visit to Sharm El Sheikh to resume the second round of direct Israeli Palestinian peace talks that started in Washington. Mrs. Clinton acknowledged the resortís fantastic array of exquisite restaurants; sophisticated conference and leisure facilities which promises to make the hotel a top choice world-wide. The picture shows Mr. Stefan Gaessler, General Manager of the hotel welcoming Mrs. Clinton upon her arrival.


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Claudio Ceccherelli, general manager of Park Hyatt Milan, NAMED Hotelier of the Year” by Virtuoso..


latest award adds to hyatt ’s growing list of accolades ..
Claudio Ceccherelli, general manager of Park Hyatt Milan in Italy, has been named “Hotelier of the Year 2010” at the prestigious Virtuoso “Best of the Best” Hotel Awards held in Las Vegas recently during Virtuoso’s 22nd Annual Travel Mart Conference. This award is designed to honour an experienced hotel manager with “an unrelenting passion for the industry, an astute appreciation for detail, and a keen sense of how to lead and manage a dynamic team of professionals”.

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The Ultimate Pamper For Body And Mind

Club Olympus, the unique Health Club and Spa at Grand Hyatt Cairo, with an inspiring Nile view, state-of-the-art equipment, fitness programs and creative treatments in a stylish up-market environment. For our guests to achieve the full potential of their body and mind, Grand Hyatt Cairo now offers a new service, specially dedicated to the health club guests, providing dutiful laundry service with very special rates. Our professional team provides attentive care in a well-run set of leisure facilities, enabling guests to enjoy physical activities or just spend some quiet moments relaxing. Hyatt. You’re more than welcome .


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Complete 3d, Complete Pleasure: LG Showcases A Full Range Of 3d Devices For Supreme 3d Experience

With TVs, Home Theater Systems, Blu-ray Disc™ Players and Projectors, LG Brings Every Element of Home Entertainment Together in its Complete 3D Collection Cairo - At this year’s IFA, LG Electronics (LG) is showing participants at the 2010 IFA tradeshow how it’s staying ahead of the 3D curve. Showcasing a range that includes everything from the very latest in NANO FULL LED and Plasma TVs, to Home Theater Systems and Blu-ray Disc™ Players, to the only complete selection of 3D projectors, LG is embracing the 3D revolution with products that offer the perfect 3D entertainment experience for every occasion and every setting.

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LG’s New 3D Gaming Monitor Boasts The Highest Picture Quality Ever

With its 120Hz for a screen refresh rate, LG’s W63D provides the best, most realistic Full HD 3D experience while practically eliminating viewer dizziness. LG Electronics Business Solutions (LG), a perfect solutions partner for businesses and individuals, today released its new 3D monitor, the W63D. Developed specifically for game play, the W63D boasts superlative picture quality with the greatest depth in 3D images, while causing practically no dizziness.


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Miss USA 2010 visited Mena House Oberoi

Mr. Abhishek Sharma, Food and Beverage Manager, welcomed Ms. USA 2010 - Rima Fakih when she visited Mena House Oberoi. Ms. Fakih had her luncheon at the legendary Khan el Khalili with its breathtaking view of the Pyramids.

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Ruen Thai Offers Modern, Refined Dining With A True Thai Flavor At Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo Hotel

Bringing cultured culinary style to the Egyptian corner of the New Cairo area – the new restaurant located at the New Cairo will open soon. Under the Direction of the Thai Chef : Panya Thosaunchit, Ruen Thai promises an exceptional Thai experience with memorable fresh offerings. The Ruen Thai restaurant is strictly authentic with contemporary setting of rich teak wood features, sensuous fabrics and an open display kitchen, presenting an evening of grace and refinement in a charming Thai atmosphere and fabulous food. Throughout the restaurant you will discover modern Asian Thai touches in the decor, modern and refined, yet approachable and enduring. Thai food utilizes aromatic and exotic herbs and spices, sometimes combining sweet and salty elements into the same dish. The flavors are complex and the dishes range from hot to very hot curries all the way to mildly aromatic desserts. Under the direction of the Thai Chef, Panya Thosaunchit, the restaurant’s philosophy is simple « Serving true Thai cuisine in an elegant environment. »


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Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises support the floods victims in Pakistan

As part of our philanthropic activities and due to the current situation in Pakistan, Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises have initiated the collection of various items from all hotels in Egypt, in addition to various stuff members donations which have been sent to support the floods victims in Pakistan. Mr. Ulrich Huth, COO, initiated this organization with the Ambassador of Pakistan and the WHO to make sure all items where delivered to the victims.

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Iberotel Cairo Hotel celebrates with Bent Misr Community for Orphans

As part of Iberotel Cairo Charity program to support the Orphans, the hotel organized an Iftar party for the orphans at the hotel back garden. The party started by distributing presents among the orphans then they started having their Iftar. Shown in the photo Ahmed Hisham, Director of Sales & Marketing together with the Sales & Marketing department welcoming the members of the Community and the children.


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LG Wink First Touchphone Series For Generation Z

Stylish Phones Designed for Young Mobile Generation to Stay Connected LG Electronics (LG) announced today the release of the LG Wink Series, a collection of vibrant colored full-touch phones designed to match the unique lifestyles of young “Generation Z” mobile consumers looking for great style and great connectivity. The LG Wink Series consists of three fulltouch handsets: Wink (T300), Wink Style (T310i) and Wink 3G (T325i), all suitable for younger users or firsttime touch phone users. Tailored for the distinctive needs of today’s youth market, the LG Wink Series provides more versatile texting functionality, enhanced music options, wider social networking support, and a customizable, user-friendly interface and design.

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“Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort receives Marriott international’s quarterly award”

The resort launched this program in cooperation with the South Sinai protectorate chamber of Diving & Water sports and other major hotels along the coastline to ensure its success. The objective of the project is to raise the awareness of the guests, customers, and associates about protecting and preserving the Red Sea. It’s worth mentioning that the resort is very active in the field of cooperate social responsibilities and other spirit to serve activities such as regular clean-up campaigns targeting the resort’s surroundings, not to mention the different activities that the hotel does favoring the localorphans.


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Euro-Mediterranean Environmental Forum at Mövenpick Resort Taba

Mövenpick Resort Taba hosted the Euro-Mediterranean Environmental Forum in collaboration with the local unit to illustrate the impact of mobile networks on both health and environment. In its efforts for environmental sustainability, the resort hosted the Euro-Mediterranean Environmental Forum to illustrate the impact of mobile networks on both health and environment. The Mövenpick Resort Taba held a seminar which a local unit representatives from Taba attended in addition to the Mövenpick Resort Taba department heads and employees and were lectured by General Engineer/Hossam Khodir the expert for networks and communications Pictured: Counselor Mahmoud Dawoud the Economic Consultant at the International Dublin consulting Authority, General Engineer / Hossam Khudair expert networking and communications, the Taba local unit representatives, Mehdy Othmany General Manager and Mövenpick Resort Taba team.

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Golden Award for Mövenpick Resort El Quseir

Mövenpick Resort El Quseir received recently a Travelife Golden Award logo for the observance of social and environmental sustainability standard criteria. Travelife awards, based on 100 different rating criteria like economical use of energy and water resources, reducing waste and procuring goods from local suppliers are bestowed on hotels which assume responsibility for a sustainable tourist development. These outstanding commitment and achievements contribute significantly to the overall success, which was emphasised already several times with different awards.


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Longing for Something Different This Eid

Treat yourself to a spectacular Eid this year at a wide variety of resorts all over Egypt. Whatever your interest may be Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises offers a wide variety of options so plan something different this year. Experience the new sensations and standards in the heart of Sharm El Sheikh, Iberotel IL Mercato, offering guests first class accommodation in the center of IL Mercato, the gateway to shopping, dining and entertainment. For a quick getaway, Jaz Little Venice Resort located in Ain El Sokhna is the perfect choice, offering a magical Eid filled with sumptuous meals and the cozy atmosphere, just an hour drive away. For those seeking the perfect beach front holiday, Iberotel Borg El Arab located in Alexandria offers the ideal place for the gathering of family and friends during this special occasion. Lovers of Mersa Matruh crystal clear waters are also in for a treat with Jaz Almaza Bay Resort offering luxurious accommodation and exquisite services in a premier location. To enjoy the magic of the desert and an exciting safari, two unique resorts are on offer in El Dakhla Oasis, Sol Y Mar Pioneers and in El Kharga Oasis, Sol Y Mar Mut Inn offering the perfect base for desert exploration. So whatever your interest Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises offers a world of unlimited choices delivered with warm Egyptian hospitality.

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Getting Together for a Better Environment

“ As Sheraton Miramar Resort is one of the pilots in the Environmental Activities; thus the hotel participated in the Green Gouna Cleanup Day 26th of September 2010 in cooperation with HEPCA organized by Orascom Development with other Hotels, dive centres, schools and residents are all offering their time to aid El Gouna in their mission to help the environment and concentrate their efforts on one of the northern islands, a nature’s reserve and nesting place for turtles and birds. In the photo Sheraton Miramar General Manager ( Ko VandenHil )and some Department Heads celebrating with the participants holding their certificates. “


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Coca-Cola Volunteers Participate In Ain Al Soukhna Beach Cleanup

The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Egypt joined forces with the Ocean Conservancy and their employees, external partners, and volunteers to make a positive difference in Egypt by cleaning up a beach in Ain Al Soukhna. The clean-up is part of a global partnership between Coca-Cola and the Ocean Conservancy to reduce litter on beaches around the world. Beginning in 2009, Coca-Cola began its clean-up efforts in Ain El Soukhna, located near the Suez Canal. Ain Al Soukhna was chosen as it serves as one of Egypt’s sparkling Red Sea hot spots, a key tourist area in the summer and one of Cairo’s closest beaches visited daily by more than 5000 people.

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Wadi Degla Sports Club American Football Program

The Dream: Our biggest dream is for this sport to be just as popular as soccer in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East. We understand that Soccer has a 100 years head start but we believe that the distinct nature of this sport, in addition to its unique combination of athleticism and entertainment is exactly what the Sports Scene in Egypt needs right now.


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Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo Celebrates ‘Responsible Business Day’ In Partnership With National Geographic’s Center For Sustainable Destinations

As part of a global initiative, Semiramis InterContinental Cairo today celebrates Responsible Business Day, which highlights the work that InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world are doing to sustain and enhance their local destination. In partnership with National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties regularly take part in activities that ensure their location remains an appealing place to visit for future generations. Today, Responsible Business Day will see hotels from around the world take part in such an activity.

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LG Launches Optimus One With The Latest Android Platform For Universal Appeal

Building a Newer, Better Smartphone Experience...
In creating the LG Optimus One “with Google™”, a team of R&D experts at LG incorporated and optimized the device for the Froyo platform and Google Mobile Services. What transpired is a Smartphone that blends superb design with ease of use, making it the perfect entry point for prospective Smartphone owners. Featuring a fun, user-friendly user interface, LG Optimus One also includes the exclusive LG App Advisor, which recommends 10 highly rated applications every two weeks. The uniquely designed LG UI (user interface) and sleek new accessories such as carkit cradle offer users easier and more intuitive ways to enjoy all the benefits of the brand-new Froyo. The phone also features a camera with face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2” wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery


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Wedding Planning In Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort


Due to popular demand a program has been compiled for wedding
ceremonies.. Be serenaded with an Egyptian Zaffa band, like no other around the world, from the reception of the hotel, down the water cascading stairway, through the resort’s square, to be met by a belly dancer. Afterwards continue with the Zaffa around the gardens of the pool to reach the beach. A blessing, cheer and dinner will await. Requested by many, this is what the Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea Resort is offering its marrying guests. The romantic setting on the beach, for this special dinner, can include an array of flowers and some very special touches that will make this meal memorable. The menu choices include wild mushroom cappuccino soup or roasted bush tomatoes, and continue with char grilled vegetable salad or our special crispy Caesar salad. This is then followed by either veal tenderloin or char grilled tiger shrimps. Finish up with tiramisu or chocolate mouse and coffee or tea. A sumptuous and luxurious dinner in your own setting, under the starlight, to make your day. Here the serenade will be low key and amorous.

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Italian Reinvented At Seasons Restaurant.. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First Residence

Under the vision of Italian Chef Daniele Cason, Seasons takes Italian cuisine to a whole new level of gourmet excellence, blending unconventional ingredients to create that signature Italian flavour. With years of experience in fusion cuisine and a multicultural background, Chef Daniele works with the theory ‘cucina e amore’; cooking is love, which is why each of his masterpiece creations is lovingly made into a sensory feast and a beautiful aesthetic arrangement. Thanks to Chef Daniele’s genius, Seasons is a cut above all other Italian restaurants in Cairo, consistently delivering gourmet delicacies made with the richest of ingredients to create a truly Italian culinary experience.


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New Chefs at Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo

Mr. Jiri Kobos, Managing Director, Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, recently announced the appointment of Chef Dharmen Makawana as the new Executive Chef for the new outstanding Dusit first footprint in the land of Pharaohs. Working in 5 different countries Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Egypt, Makawana has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He will be a valuable asset to the Dusit Cairo team bringing his expertise to enhance and reenergize the outlets. Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo Hotel announced the appointment of Chef Ahmed Shihab as the new Executive Pastry Chef who will lead the team of experts to offer sweet and tempting creations. Chef Shihab will oversee all the processes and products of the hotel’s pastry section. Passionately pursuing his career path, Chef Shihab traveled and worked all around the globe with more than 12 years experience in the hotel industry. Joining them Chef Panya Thosaunchit as the Thai Restaurant, Chef de Cuisine with more than 26 years in Asian and Thai Kitchen, working for many luxury international brands like Four Seasons, Fairmont and Banyan Tree. The picture shows the New three chefs: Chef Dharmen Makawana, Chef Ahmed Shihab and Chef Panya Thosaunchit.



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Cairo Marriott Hotel continues the boundless support of Children Cancer Hospital 57357

“Spirit to Serve the Community” is a Marriott Worldwide initiative that is an essential component of the Marriott International core values. Being a support to the community you are doing business at, is a fundamental task for all Marriott properties across the globe. Be it an environmental related initiative, a charity support or a national project that would positively reflect on the welfare of the society, this is the goal to achieve.


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“Know and protect the Red Sea” by Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort

The environmentally cautious Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort has initiated the biggest project ever in the area aiming to direct the attention of Sharm El Sheikh’s residents and the local community in general to the significance of the fabulous Red Sea and the importance of preserving it.

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Mövenpick Resort Taba hosted PADI International for underwater clean-up.

Mövenpick Resort Taba hosted PADI international to help the undersea environment as part of the environmental sustainability programme, which is one of its main priorities. In its efforts for environmental sustainability, notably the underwater environment, Movenpick Resort Taba hosted the international PADI Project Aware organisation in a combined effort through the hotel’s diving centre. On 11th September at 14.30pm 20 divers went 25 metres underwater to collect any rubbish or fishing lines stuck among the fascinating coral reefs in the deep waters. After the dive, the management team welcomed them back and congratulated them on making a difference to the environment. Pictured: The Management of the Mövenpick Resort Taba with PADI international divers.


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Golf Architect Karl Litten visits the Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna

Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna had the pleasure to welcome Karl Litten one of the World’s most respected Golf Course designers on the occasion of the Ancient Sands Golf Resort workshop held in the Resort. Picture shows: Karl Litten, John G C Wood, General Manager Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna and the Ancient Sands Golf Resort team.

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Football Tournament for Sheraton Cairo Departments

Eleven teams & 70 players from Human Resources, Front Office, Health Club, Casino, Food & Beverages, Housekeeping, Accounting, Laundry, Kitchen and Parking joined the tournament. The competition which lasted ten days resulted with Casino’s team winning and obtaining the Sheraton Championship Cup and the Golden medals, while the Housekeeping came at the Second place and won the Silver medals. In picture, Mr. Sameh Abdel Wahab; Sheraton Cairo Manager & Director of Operations and Mrs. Dalia Abdeen; Director Of Human Resources, handing the Sheraton Cairo cups and the golden medals to the winning teams.


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Sheraton Cairo Honors Outstanding Employees At The Annual Party

In a family, warm, intimate and joyful ambience, Executive Committee, Department Heads and Managers of different departments headed by Mr. Ibrahim Fahmy; The Managing Director Of Starwood Hotels and Resorts – Egypt and Sheraton Cairo General Manager shared a joyful evening with all associates. Mr. Fahmy, through a speech informing all attendees the hotel’s results and achievements as well as the plans for coming period. By the end of his speech Mr. Ibrahim Fahmy honored outstanding employees from all departments. In this picture, Mr. Fahmy honors the outstanding employees.

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New Openings in Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo, Egypt

Ideally situated in the prestigious New Cairo Area, Fifth Settlement, 20 minutes from the Cairo International Airport, thisluxury hotel is well placed to welcome the business travelers and the weekenders to Cairo. The hotel housed 203 rooms and suites in phase 1, Phase 2 will have its new openings late October 2010, 245 more rooms and apartments will be added to the accommodation facilities for a total number of 449 rooms, suites and apartments in addition to the celebrated Ruen Thai Restaurant, Café des Artistes, Blue Rose Bar along with 4 meeting rooms including one Ballroom. A complete refurbishment of the new openings areas at the property was recently completed with an ultra-chic redesign that was the brainchild of our interior designer who is well-known for his highly innovative, highly individual work for projects. The new openings at the Dusit Thani Lakeview Cairo are like jewel boxes of rich colors and sensual textures. The hotel also provides all the amenities and services required by today’s global business executive.


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Radisson Blu Sharm in Moscow


Radisson Blu Resort Sharm El Sheikh is always keen to participate in the international travel fairs allover the world. Mr. Walid Hosni, Director of Sales & Marketing has recently traveled to Moscow to participate in the Leisure Fair, where he has met the representatives of various Tour Operators working in the Egyptian market.

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DONNAVVENTURA at the Mövenpick Resort El Sokhna

On 16th October 2010, Mövenpick Resort El Sokhna has successfully hosted DONNAVVENTURA the first Italian adventure television series. DONNAVVENTURA is the first Italian television series committed to adventure And outdoors travel, exclusively performed by women. They have chosen Mövenpick el Sokhna for their unique TV series. The group has enjoyed an amazing lunch at El Gezira Restaurant which is considered as the landmark for Sea food in El Sokhna and overlooking the Red sea. Mövenpick Resort El Sokhna has received many compliments on the superb level of services provided to the guests, recreation facilities, and quality of food. The Picture shows: Hany El Guindy, Room Division Manager DONNAVVENTURA Crew.


 
 

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