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Grand Rotana to host Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabbah Al Ahmed El Jaber Elsabbah and his delegations

Grand Rotana Resort & Spa has been chosen to host Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabbah El Ahmed El Jaber El Sabbah and his delegations participating in the recent conference hold in Sharm El Sheikh. The reason behind that is the resort’s unique location, services and also the unlimited preparations that have been offered by all the resort’s stuff members from services, facilities and quality of hospitality. Worth mentioning that H.E. Amir of Kuwait has expressed the comfort he has experienced & seen during his stay at one of the Grand Rotana Villas’ is similar to that he feels at home and his appreciation to the supper at the signature Restaurant Silk Road. The picture Shows: Mr. Karim Nahas, General Manager with while welcoming Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sobah El Ahmed El Jaber El Sobah upon his arrival.


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Dusit International hotels and resorts appoints new managing director at dusit thani lakeview Cairo hotel


Dusit International Hotels and Resorts group has announced the appointment of Jiri Kobos as the new managing Director of Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo Hotel. Czech born Mr. Kobos, with a German nationality has moved into this new position after working as a General Manager the last 10 years with the Hyatt Cooperation worldwide, Prior to his appointment he was the General Manager of Grand Hyatt Istanbul (Turkey), Mumbai (India), Moscow (Russia) and Azerbaijan (Baku). Baked up by 33 years of experience in the hospitality industry, He now takes charge of Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo Hotel, offering currently 203 rooms and suites to be followed by a second phase and complete the hotel’s units to 449 rooms and suites. The Photo Shows: Mr. Jiri Kobos the Managing Director of Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo Hotel.

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Gilaine Guirguis appointed general manager of hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz resort

Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Gilaine Guirguis to the position of General Manager, Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort in Egypt. Guirguis takes on her new role with a wealth of experience that spans over 28 years with Hilton Worldwide in key managerial positions. Her most recent role was as General Manager of Hilton Nuweiba Resort. Guirguis also has extensive international experience in the United Arab Emirates and Kenya. Caption: Gilaine Guirguis, the newly appointed General Manager for Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort.


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Hilton Worldwide announces “The great getaway”

Guests Can Book a Great Escape and Save Up To 30 Percent Off Stays at Hotels in 81 Countrie Hilton Worldwide today announced the launch of “The Great Getaway,” the company’s latest global promotion. Guests can get away with up to 30 percent off hotel rooms for stays completed between May 28 and Sept. 6, 2010 by making reservations online at hhonors.com/thegreatgetaway. Discounted rates also include complimentary breakfast daily. Participating Hilton Worldwide brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, and Homewood Suites by Hilton. Travelers looking to book their ultimate retreat can select from more than 2,800 participating hotels worldwide. Reservations must be booked by July 15, 2010, require seven-day advance purchase and full payment at time of booking. Discounts vary by hotel brand.

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Sami Abou El Ezz won the “ Employee of the Year” award at Ramses hilton

Sami Abu Ezz, Information Desk Supervisor at Ramses Hilton has been awarded the “Employee of the year 2009” in recognition of his efforts and excellent performances and dedication to his work and passion of providing the highest level of service to hotel guests. Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager has presented this prominent award to Sami in a special celebration, which was attended by Ramses Hilton Management and team members. Sami has a long experience in the hotel industry where he joined the Ramses Hilton 29 years ago in customer service. Sami exhibits professional skills and is an exemplary employee to the hotel industry in Egypt. In the image: Haitham Nassar, General Manager of Ramses Hilton Hotel and Yusuf Ahmad, Director of Human resources with Sami Abu Ezz during a celebration.


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Spanish Culinary Demonstration Session at Ramses Hilton

Chef Dimitrios, Executive Chef of Ramses Hilton held recently a Spanish culinary demonstration session which took place at Windows on the World Roof-top Restaurant. Chef Dimitrios was happy to share his passion with a selected group of ladies who were shown during the session how to prepare and cook a complete Spanish Meal starting with the favorite Spanish Tapas, then the Seafood Paella as a main course and ended up with Cream Catalan with cinnamon as a dessert. A gastronomic lunch took place followed the demonstration where all ladies enjoyed the delicious plates. Shown in the Picture: Chef Dimitrios, Ramses Hilton Executive Chef among the ladies attending the Spanish Cooking Class held at Windows on the World Restaurant at Ramses Hilton.

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Afternoon Tea with a unique taste at Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars

Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars has merged great atmosphere with great taste just to make everyday a special one for you, your friends and family. Now you can enjoy afternoon tea with different flavors from 2 pm to 6 pm at Star Corner, with a fine selection of sandwiches and delicious pastries that will make you feel the Holiday Inn touch. Photo shows/ Star Corner at Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars.


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Chaine Des Rotisseurs dinner at InterContinental Cairo Citystars

InterCont inental Cai r o Citystars hosted recently the Chaine Des Rotisseurs dinner at Maestro Restaurant. A unique set up was prepared for the esteemed members and guests. Maestro was elegantly decorated with tranquil lighting and music. Dinner was attended by Cairo’s key society figures that all complemented the set up and food quality. The main objective of the Chaîne is to unite, from all over the world, Gastronomes and Professionals with distinctive refined taste, who appreciate quality “Cuisine” and the culture of the table. The International gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950, is devoted to promoting fine dining and preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table. Photo shows/ Maestro Restaurant.

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A journey through eco Tourism in Egypt By Mahmoud el Kaissouni Environmental Advisor to the Minister of Tourism

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 was Mahmoud el Kaisouni, Environmental Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Michael Koth, General Manager, Semiramis InterContinental. Formerly a colonel in the Special Forces, shock troupers & active combat, Mr. Kaissouni has participated in all the major Egyptian wars and battles. A witness of day to day happenings of Egypt’s environmental scenes, Mr. Kaissouni is one of Egypt’s most renowned environmentalists and authors . His writings are filled with passionate details of Egypt’s deserts. As the Environmental Advisor to the Minister of Tourism, he continues his quest and efforts to save Egypt’s less well known, but equally fascinating geography and natural landscapes: the Eastern and Western Deserts, the mountains of the Sinai, and the unforgettable beaches of the Red Sea.


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“Behind Every Success…A Woman Always Choosing the Best” Essam Al Hadary & Spouse Featured in a New Advertising Campaign


Ariel reveals Essam Al Hadary and his wife Sabrine Reda as the stars of its new advertising campaign; launched on the 21st of May 2010; that aims to shed the light on the important role that women play in the success of their families. The Woman is the number one driver that enables and inspires her family by assisting and supporting them in all aspects of life in order to bring out the best in them. Ariel genuinely believes that power lies in the woman’s choices; how she makes decisions and what she chooses makes the world of a difference to her family and directly impacts their everyday lives.

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Carlson Wagonlit at Jaz Little Venice Resort

Familiarization trips are great opportunities to bring to light new tourism destinations and activities for tour operators. Jaz Little Venice resort organized & hosted an exclusive FAM Trip for Carlson Wagonlit employees with great attempts to boost Tourism volume. Mr. Ahmed Abdel Razek, Travel Consultant & Hotel Contracting Manager, together with 23 representatives from various branches took part in the FAM trip. A comprehensive orientation tour of the hotel rooms, suites, outlets and meeting facilities was extended allowing the group to be really impressed by the exotic and fabulous location expressing their admiration to the luxury of the Resort’s services and facilities rendered. The picture shows: The Group during the orientation.


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H.E. Ambassador, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea at Iberotel Aswan

I berotel Aswan was honoured to welcome H.E Ambassador Jong-Kon Yon, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and the accompanying delegation, during their recent official visit to Aswan. A luxurious lunch was held at Iberotel Aswan’s unique panoramic a la carte restaurant located on the 7th floor with a stunning Nile view to accompany excellent gourmet standard cuisine. The hotel’s upscale business facilities distinguish it as an ideal business venue visited by the country’s most prominent figures. The delegation members all expressed their admiration of the hotel’s unique location and of the exquisite services rendered. The picture shows: H.E. Ambassador Jong-Kon Yon as he was welcomed by the General Manager, Mr. Tamer Abdel Gawad.

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B. Clorets music rocks Cairo

Clorets launched its long-awaited music campaign:“Clorets Music.. Confidence with every beat”. Never Game Over, an original Clorets dance song produced by the talented Egyptian musician Sary hit nightspots across the capital including Arabesque, Tamarai, Sangria, Johnny’s and Absolute. The song was also released on Clorets’s very first CD compilation, Confi Dance: Vol. 1, which includes 16 dance tracks featuring international artists Gina Star, Angel Stoxx and Stefano Noferini whose music recently topped European dance charts. The CD also features local artists like Fahmy & Samba, Vega and Khaled Hussein. Another original track, Arabian Poise, a Middle Eastern fusion genre, was released the same night as part of Slick Expressions: Vol. 1, a chill-out compilation with music from world renowned artists who have also been featured on major chill-out compilations like Buddha Bar and Café Del Mar as well as 3 talents from Egypt. Cleila Felix, Nacho Sotomayer, Hisham Kharma, Neobyrd, Khaled Roushdy, David Clavijo and the duo Thompascal & HP Hoeger are all featured on the CD.


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PepsiCo and WFP “Walk the World” to Fight Child Hunger and Malnutrition through Tomooh, a Food-for-Education Program in Egypt..

“As a pledge for its commitment to further national education development in Egypt, Tomooh is a PepsiCo funded project contributing 200,000 USD to WFP’s Food for Education Program”

Under the auspices of H.E Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak and as part of PepsiCo Tomooh’s successful partnership with UN WFP (World Food Program), “Walk the World”, an annual event to raise money and awareness for WFP’s efforts to fight child hunger and malnutrition, is taking place in the American University in Cairo (AUC) new campus on Sunday 6th June 2010, with the presence of Hend Sabry as the Ambassador of good will. The event is also sponsored by PepsiCo as another form of supporting the project, which reflects PepsiCo’s strong commitment towards improving the Egyptian Society.



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jean-claude fugier a new figure of the french gastronomy at grand hyatt cairo

Frederic Boulin, General Manager Grand Hyatt Cairo, recently appointed the French Chef Jean- Claude Fugier as the new Executive Sous Chef at Grand Hyatt Cairo. Fugier exposes his passion for taste by the Nile with a vast experience over 15 years in the food & beverage industry. He held several positions in a selective variety of International restaurants in various countries including France, Moscow, Siberia and Norway. Fugier’s most recent position was the Executive Sous Chef at Grand Hyatt Moscow. Fugier invites you to experience the delicious new menu of the Revolving Restaurant, the highest revolving restaurant in the Middle East overlookingthe entire city of Cairo, and to try his creative mouthwatering dishes.


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wael abdel hakim……. director of revenue strategy at the cairo marriott hotel


Richard Zeolla the General Manager of the Cairo Marriott Palace recently announced the appointment of Wael Abdel Hakim as
the Director of Revenue Strategy for the Cairo Marriott Hotel. Wael is bringing to the Cairo Marriott great experience from Middle East where he served for more than he has a long history working with Marriott Hotels and Resorts for 7 years at JW Marriott Kuwait. Wael is contributions to the success of the Selling Strategy and Revenue Management at JW Marriott Kuwait were Phenomenal. Seen in the Picture: Richard Zeolla, the General Manager of the Cairo Marriott Hotel with Wael Abdel Hakim, the new Director of Revenue Strategy.

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Marriott international launches water conservation program in china

Company joins Conservation International and Government of Pingwu County to protect Asia water tower, source of fresh water to more than 2 billion people. Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) will invest $500,000 (approximately 3.4 million RMB) in seed money over the next two years to support a vital water conservation program that helps protect the largest source of fresh water on the planet, located in the mountains of Southwest China. The program will focus its work in Sichuan Province, the area hit hard by the 2008 earthquake. Concurrently, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout China have committed to reducing their water and energy use by 25 percent by 2017. The program, called the “Nobility of Nature,” is designed to assist rural communities in Sichuan Province with sustainable businesses, such as mushroom farming and honey production, which will place less stress on the environment. Reducing erosion and sedimentation will also improve water quality downstream in both rural and urban areas.


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Sharm EL Sheikh Marriott Red Sea-Resort Celebrrates Marriott International’s spiritto serve our communities day

Celebrating Marriott International’s “Spirit to Serve Our Communities Day”, Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort held a clean up campaign on its private beach, aiming to convey the company’s long commitment to environmentally cautious hospitality operations to its guests. The campaign took almost one hour, where around 15 volunteers didn’t spare any efforts in beautifying the beach area to provide their guests with a healthy environment. Seen in the photos: Volunteers of Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort during the clean up campaign

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Sharm EL Sheikh Marriott red Sea resort Celebrates the World orphan’s day

Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort recently celebrated the “World Orphan’s Day” by partnering with “Sharm Water Sports Association” that organized a party for 200 orphans on that day. The resort’s associates donated the necessary money to buy the orphans that were present at the party new toys and clothes. Volunteering associates from Sharm El Sheikh Marriott also attended the party that was held at the “Sports Club” to spend the day with the children and help put a smile on their lovely faces. Photos Show: Volunteers from Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort with some of the orphans during the party.


Multi-million-dollar restoration of Cairo’s treasured Gezira palace at Cairo Marriott

Hotel planned Cairo’s famed Gezira Palace in the heart of the Cairo Marriott Hotel is set to undergo a meticulous, multi-million dollar, two-year restoration designed to reclaim its resplendent brilliance while reimagining its longheld traditions of hospitality. Aly Abdel Aziz, chairman and chief executive officer of the Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels and Cinema, said, “This hotel is a unique property because of its historic significance. The Holding Company is very committed to the restoration projects taking place at the Cairo Marriott Hotel as part of the asset management program and vision of the company. The project will retain the historic sentiments of this iconic hotel and essentially will enhance the physical and emotional overall experience of the hotel to what it once was. Although it is a considerable investment on our part, we strongly believe that it is one which yields greater economical and emotional rewards.”


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Top models of the World at sentido Crystal bay

In the occasion of the soft opening of SENTIDO Crystal Bay Resort at Hurghada, an awesome party has taken place in the
open area amongst the beautiful gardens and the splendid beach area of the resort. The party was organized and filmed by Russian Fashion TV and the SENTIDO chain of hotels. More than 15 famous top models from Russia were competing to present the latest models for summer 2010 and winter 2011. The party was entertained by 3 of the most famous DJs from Russia in addition to Mr. Mekita Monen The famous Russian singer. The audience has spent an unforgettable evening and have highly appraised the exclusive quality of accommodation the Crystal Bay offers including swimming pool suites, Jacuzzi & sauna suites, and Royal suites with private pool and beach facilities. Guests of honor in the party were very much impressed with the excellent food quality and variety in addition the authentic taste of the specialty restaurants.

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Jaz hotels, resorts & Cruises manages anew property in Alexandria

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises one of the fastest growing hospitality brands, unveiled its first property in Alexandria. The 5-Star Iberotel Borg El Arab is scheduled to welcome its first guest in June 2010. Iberotel Borg El Arab is located at Km 52 on the Alexandria, Mersa Matruh Road which makes a great base for visiting the nearby city of Alexandria. The second largest city in Egypt, The hotel consists of 147 pleasantly furnished guest rooms and suites overlooking the stunning turquoise waters and are equipped with all modern-day amenities. Chalets will be available and located around the pool to have a direct access to the pool, gardens or the private beach. Iberotel Borg El Arab offers an array of restaurants and bars offering an exquisite culinary experience. To tone up body as well as mind, indulge in a massage or a workout at the hotel’s Health club. While Iberotel Borg El Arab is ideal for families as well as for couples, it is also a perfect spot for businessmen as it encompasses fully equipped meeting rooms to host discrete private meetings or large conferences.


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Stay and Eat Pizza !!


It’s not only the bright room décor of Sheraton Montazah hotel Alexandria and its prime location overlooking the sea shoreline and Montazah parks that will attract you to this magnificent spot on the Mediterranean but also the amazing friendliness, warm welcome of the staff as well as the tasty food offered by hotel cuisine and experienced chefs. And lately, the hotel announced its annual pizza promotion that run for one full week presenting to the Italian food lovers a great variety of pizza; primavera, gamberiti, napolitana, quarto and a lot more. Chef’s top secrets were unveiled only for guests who dropped in for a rich pizza taste and the best value of money as promised by Chef Rayan.

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Expansion gathers pace for Mövenpick hotels and resorts in Africa

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ vigorous expansion strategy sees the opening of four hotels in Africa during 2010. Tunisia, Palestine and Ghana are the focus of the group’s latest development plans in their marketing mission of enhancing the brand name in Africa. Two of the openings are in Tunisia. The Mövenpick Hotel Gammarth Tunis is planned to open in July 2010. The hotel is overlooking one of the most stunning bays of the Mediterranean; the five-star upscale hotel is in an exclusive residential area and provides the ideal blend for business and pleasure. Just 15 minutes from Tunis Carthage Airport, the Mövenpick Hotel Gammarth Tunis, features 108 fully-equipped rooms and nine suites, most with sea views; five restaurants, a glorious beach, pools, tennis courts and a fitness centre.


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Kick off Fifa World Cup 2010 championship with Conrad and hilton hotels & resorts in Egypt

In partnership with Pepsi and Al Ahram Beverages, Conrad and Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Egypt will launch a regional World Cup Campaign during the month of June 2010. The promotion’s major highlight will be the Egypt Management & Sales Regional Team in a group photo used within all advertising campaigns & Marketing collaterals. All Conrad and Hilton Hotels & Resorts across Egypt are participating in this year’s campaign while focusing on branding ONE outlet per Hotel / Resort with the FIFA World Cup 2010 Theme. Guests will be directed to the Food & Beverage outlets in the properties across Egypt whereby the intention is to endorse these outlets where the airing of FIFA World Cup 2010 matches will take place through different collaterals.

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Middle East Travel Agencies in Mövenpick resort Taba. Mövenpick resort Taba hosted some of the Middle East Travel Agencies

Mövenpick Resort Taba hosted some of the Middle East Travel Agencies representatives this is out of encouraging Tourism from Middle East Area, as The Travel agencies are planning for a weekly charter flight starting from First of July 2010. Travel Agencies representatives liked the hotel of 424 sea view rooms, variety of restaurants serving different variety of food from all over the world, swimming pools, Healthy Club & kids’ club activities.


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Leonard Fashion Show … Ramses hilton @ The French embassy

The Ramses Hilton Hotel recently organized a Fashion Festival which was held at the French Embassy Garden where more than 14 French and Egyptian models presented the latest creations of Haute Couture created by the famous French designer Leonard. The revenue of this event was dedicated to the Charity Associations in Egypt. Leonard Fashion Show took place on two consecutive days where a large number of State officials, Ministers, Ambassadors as well as celebrities attended the Fashion Show and were received by H.E. Jean-Felix Paganon, French Ambassador. All attendees enjoyed the lavish dinner and efficient service offered by Ramses Hilton.

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Ramses Celebrated 2900 Years of Service

Over 200 employees who collectively served at the Ramses Hilton over 2900 years were recognized for their dedication and contribution to the success of the Ramses Hilton. A big ceremony took place at the Ramses Hilton Ballroom whereby Haitham Nassar General Manager of the Ramses Hilton as well as all Department Heads have attended the ceremony and have distributed the awards to the employees according to their years of service. This award ceremony was organized by Youssef Ahmed, Ramses Hilton Human Resources Manager and the human resources team members. Shown in the picture: Haitham Nassar, Ramses Hilton General Manager , Youssef Ahmed, Human Resources Manager in a group picture with the awarded team members.


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Intercontinental Hotels Group Near East General Managers and Area Managers Leading the way in Cairo

InterContinental Hotels Group’s Near East General Managers and Area Managers attended a meeting that was chaired by Mr. Alexi Hakim, Vice President Operations, Near East-Middle East and Africa and on the presence of Mr. John Bamsey, Chief Operating Officer MEA. The first time meeting was held on 28th- 29th April 2010 at InterContinental Cairo Citystars and was attended by 40 General Mangers and Area Managers from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya IHG properties. During the meeting the Near East Functional team and Mr. Hakim shared with the attendees the goals of Near East IHG Hotels, their achievements and the challenges that lie ahead, the Near East key priorities and goals and discussed how they all could Work Better Together in order to add value to everything they do.

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Semiramis InterContinental Scores again: Chef Mohamed Sadawy wins at Istanbul International Gastronomy Festival.

The Chefs of Egypt stole the show in Turkey by scoring 13 Gold, 9 Silver and 3 Bronze medals at the recently held Istanbul International Gastronomy Festival. The Egyptian chef’s delegation consisted of 11 Culinary Ambassadors and 2 Team Managers, nominated by the Egyptian Chefs Association to represent their country at the culinary competition held recently in Istanbul. Chef Mohamed Sadawy from the Semiramis InterContinental was amongst the team and has won 2 gold and 2 silver medals. Photo shows: Emad Reda Director of Human Resources, Chef Ibrahim Atta Executive Sous, Chef Mohammed Sadawy winner of the 2 golden and 2 silver medals , Etienne Joguin Director of Food & Beverage Michael Koth General Manager Semiramis InterContinental.


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Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Manages a new Property in Alexandria

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises one of the fastest growing hospitality brands, unveiled its first property in Alexandria. The 5 Star Iberotel Borg El Arab is scheduled to welcome its first guest in June 2010. Iberotel Borg El Arab is located at Km 52 on the Alexandria, Mersa Matruh Road which makes a great base for visiting the nearby city of Alexandria. The second largest city in Egypt, The hotel consists of 147 pleasantly furnished guest rooms and suites overlooking the stunning turquoise waters and are equipped with all modern-day amenities. Chalets will be available and located around the pool to have a direct access to the pool, gardens or the private beach. Iberotel Borg El Arab offers an array of restaurants and bars offering an exquisite culinary experience. To tone up body as well as mind, indulge in a massage or a workout at the hotel’s Health club.

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Under the slogan “El Sokhna has become Dazzling” Amer Group has launched its new fun destination “Porto Southbeach”

At Grand Hyatt Hotel, amidst Business and society elite, Amer Group has celebrated the launch of its new prime beachfront resort “Porto Southbeach” in Ain El Sokhna. In keeping with Porto brand’s unparalleled standards of hospitality, Porto Southbeach will feature luxurious chalets, all overlooking the sparkling Red Sea, shopping mall, hotels, Cinema, swimming pools, private beaches, Olympic courts, seafront restaurants such as Lazy River, Zip Wire, Go Carting, and a lot of amenities. With the debut of the dazzling Porto Southbeach, Sokhna will be a “snappy” social hub offering fun and entertainment to all family members.


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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Ranked # 1 in the Middle East by Readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine

Accolade coincides with the tenth anniversary of the flagship Hotel’s landmark status as an elegant sanctuary in Cairo. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence ranks number one in the Middle East region and ninth worldwide in service, as voted by Travel & Leisure magazine readers. Travel & Leisure, one of the world’s leading travel magazines, produces a highly acclaimed annual guide incorporating the world’s finest travelers’ experiences. Properties are rated by the magazine’s affluent readership according to a number of strict criteria such as service, quality, and attention to detail, food and décor.

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The National Day OF South Africaa at Cairo Marriott Hotel

Cairo May 2010: The Embassy of South Africa has recently chosen the Cairo Marriott Hotel to be the venue for South Africa National Day celebrations. The Magnificent Aida Ballroom was the place for the Cairo Diplomatic community to meet and greet Charge D’affaire Mrs. Selaelo Ramokgopa and wish South Africa all the best with the upcoming Fifa World Cup finals this June. Ambassador Ismail Mobarak, Director of International Relations of the Cairo Marriott Hotel welcomed the attendees and expressed the Marriott honor to host such a high end event. The Cairo Marriott events Team headed by Mr. Rashad Morad, Director of Events were all present to ensure every attention is given to the slightest detail and that the event is one of a kind . In the picture, Mr. Rashad Morad, the Director of Events- Cairo Marriott Hotel welcoming Mrs. Selaelo Ramokgopa- South Africa Charge D’affairs, Colonel. Andre Retief- South Africa Defense attaché to Egypt & Jordon, Ms. Sara Dien- South Africa Economic Counselor, Ms. Milewski upon arrival.


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Construction for Marriott International’s triple Doha expansion scheduled for late 2010

The Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott & Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center, as part of the Doha City Center Mall development, is predicting a simultaneous opening late this year. Ideally located in West Bay across from Qatar Financial Centre in two modern 48-storey towers, on the doorstep of the new business district of Doha and only 15 minutes from Doha International Airport, the project is yet another testimony to Doha’s future vision. After the completion of the hotels’ modern glass exterior and landscape, full attention is now on the hotel rooms, suites and apartments as well as on restaurants, bars and conference areas. The original design inspiration of the two towers was based on perched hooded falcons - a symbol of superiority, spirit, light, freedom, aspiration, visionary power, wisdom, and guardianship. It pays homage to the long history of falconry in Qatar and the region. The lantern at the top of the building expresses the uniqueness of hooded falcon form, while the curve of the leading edge of the building echoes the curve of the wings, and the mosaic pattern of the glass with the horizontal striations speak to the variation of colour and texture of the feathers, and the wing structure.

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Sharm EL Sheikh Marriott red sea Resort celebrates Marriott international’s environmental awareness month

The environmentally cautious Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort recently celebrated Marriott International’s environmental awareness month of April through participating in a lot of environmental activities that includes taking part in a clean up campaign organized by the “Clean Sharm Association” at “Al Rowaysat” desert, where 10 associates from Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea, voluntarily cleaned up the area for the duration of three continuous hours. The next step in the project would be holding under- water clean up campaigns in dive sites under the supervision of the “Chamber of Diving & Water Sports – CDWS” and much more. Seen in the photos: Volunteers of Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Red Sea Resort during the clean up campaign.


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Blood donation campaign in Mövenpick resort Taba.

The Management and staff member of Mövenpick Resort Taba, share in a blood donation campaign which took place in Taba and was organized by Egyptian Red cross. The hotel team members rushed to the donation station expressing their happiness to share this humane service. The Campaign statement was (for my country & my family. I donate from my heart). And the total number of the donators was up to 40 persons.

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Movenpick resort El Quseir, Essential management techniques

Movenpick Resort El Quseir was keen to upgrade the performance; experience of their employees in most of the departments by organizing a training course for three days on the essential techniques of the management, this tanning was done with the cooperation of Movenpick Hotels & resorts Area office / Africa. In the picture Mrs. Sahar Shawki “ Director of Learning and Development / Africa , Klaus Graesslin “ General Manager of Movenpick resort El Quseir “ with the team who attended the training.


Safir hotel & resorts had the pleasure of welcoming his Highness Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah at Failaka Island

Safir Hotel & Resorts had the warm pleasure of welcoming His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, his Cabinet and accompanying Ministers and delegations to Failaka Island. The purpose of H.H. the Prime Minister visit to Failaka Island was to tour and discuss the importance of the Village and its future development. The General Manager of Failaka Heritage Village, Mr. Christopher Hartley and his wife Denise, have been living on the island for over six years. Failaka Heritage Village has now been in operation for six years, under the management of Safir Hotel & Resorts. Their guests can enjoy staying at one of the sixty Heritage Houses, originally built sixty years ago, now fully restored and furnished with satellite television and leisure facilities or at the Ikaros Hotel, converted from the old police garrison to a four star standard hotel room. Failaka Island is 20 kilometers off the coast of Kuwait city and can be reached by catamarans departing from Kuwait’s Marina Crescent. From left: Some staff members of the village alongside Mrs. Denise Hartley, H.H. the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah, Mr. Christopher Hartley and Ms. Lidia Yanakievska


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Rezidor GSO in Dubai launches MICE package Blu meetings EXTRA focuses on adding value and offering special benefits

The Rezidor Hotel Group – one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide – announces the launch of Blu meetings EXTRA, a dedicated meetings package offered through its Global Sales Office in Dubai. Blu meetings EXTRA; available at 23 Radisson Blu hotels across Europe and the Middle East, provides MICE clients with a range of extra benefits for all bookings taking place at participating hotels throughout 2010. Officially launched at GIBTM in Abu Dhabi – the only event of its kind for the MICE industry in the Middle East region– the Blu meetings EXTRA package includes: special early booking discounts, complimentary rooms, coffee breaks, equipment and internet access, as well as a range of additional extra’s from a dedicated booking page and sales team, to 100% guest satisfaction guarantee. In addition, Rezidor is offering override commissions to its travel partners and Goldpoint rewards to its meeting planners as a super bonus.

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Hurghada Marriott red sea resort “the awards’ collector”.


Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort recently received the prestigious “Award of Excellence - 2009” from Thomas Cook UK, for delivering superior service to Thomas Cook UK’s guests. The award highlights the resort’s dedication to offering the highest standards of service and world class hospitality to all of its guests; ensuring their complete satisfaction. We invite you to explore the simply blue Hurghada with the promise of an ultimate experience of combined relaxation and fun wrapped up with the finest service ever. It’s the Marriott’s way!

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Media Journalist in Mövenpick resort Taba. Mövenpick resort Taba hosted media Journalist representatives.

Mövenpick Resort Taba is pleased to welcome a delegation from the media on Friday 21st of May 2010 within their tour in the region, in order to define the destination for the tourist. The delegation was composed of the most of the Egyptian Journalist, satellite channels, delegation from the Development Tourism Authority, Egypt Air and some of the travel agents. The representatives were impressed with the huge landscaping and the variety of services hotel is providing and room types. They where praised by the utmost service and hospitality during the visit.

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Movenpick resort El Quseir Celebrate the European mother’s day

Movenpick Resort El Quseir was keen to celebrate the European Mother’s day which is dated during the month of May , the celebration was held at the Romanian Theatre in the hotel with the cooperation of the learning Development Center in El Quseir City. The children celebrate the Mother’s Day by singing songs and some show activities also the children was keen to honour their mothers and teachers also some European mothers in the resort, at the end the children enjoyed with their mothers and teachers with the dinner around the swimming pool.


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Dominican republic embassy At Radisson BLU hotel, Alexandria


For its unique location, eye-catching design and top quality of service, the Radisson BLU Hotel, Alexandria was chosen by H.E. Mrs. Maria Gabriella Bonetti the ambassador of Dominican Republic in Alexandria, to hold the Latin American Ambassadors lunch in the hotel`s Italian restaurant “ Filini “ .The hotel management along with the staff warmly welcomed her Excellency`s Esteemed guests who deeply expressed their enjoyment of the over whelming experience, exquisite hospitality and spent their time in a very entertaining atmosphere. In the photo: H.E. Mrs. Maria Gabriella Bonetti with Mr. Hussieny Ahmed the food & beverage manager.

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Sheraton Cairo achieves the Highest Level Of Customers’ Satisfaction

Based on Starwood Hotels & Resorts fundamental goal of exceeding customers’ expectations, a survey is conducted on yearly basis to ensure guests’ satisfaction at all Starwood properties all over the world. According to the last Guests Satisfaction Index, Sheraton Cairo achieved the highest level of customers’ satisfaction, despite the exclusive renovation the hotel is going through. Seen in the picture; Mr. Ibrahim Fahmy, Managing Director of Hotels & Resorts Starwood - Egypt and the General Manager of the hotel, Mrs. Faten Halim, director of the Training Department and Mr. Ibrahim Desouki, Director of Rooms, standing between a group of employees who have excelled in their performance, led by Miss Renée Refaat, manager of the towers department, Miss Mervat Kotb, manager of the front office department and Mr. Mounir Reda, director of House Keeping department.

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Semiramis Intercontinental in cooperation with rotaract

In an other first Semiramis InterContinental in cooperation with Rotaract (Rotaract is a worldwide organization of volunteers that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world) once again organized the “Our Hangers …Your Clothes…Their Closets” charity clothes bazaar. The hotel assisted in collecting unwanted and unused clothes-a total of 4000pieces- from all over Cairo through and Rotaract members which then were laundered and sold at the National Cancer institute. Proceeds were donated back to the National Cancer institute. Doing the right thing will always prevail.


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Star Studded Hyatt resorts

Director, Mohamed El Noa’ly chose Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh to shoot scenes in his upcoming TV series “Azwag El Hagga Zohra” that will show during the month of Ramadan. The Resort hosted TV & Cinema Stars, Hassan Youssef, Ghada Abdel Razek, Ahmed El Saadany, Bassem Yakhoor and Shams. Only 200 kilometres away from Sharm El Sheikh, at Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, Ahsraf Abdelbaky stayed while starring in his new TV series “Msh Alf Leila We Leila”. The stars acknowledged the natural beauty of the resorts that reflects in its unique architectural style and the lush landscaping that offers guests total sensual indulgence and a feeling of complete escape.

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Curves for women expands health awareness in the middle east

Curves For Women, the world’s largest fitness chain, today announced the results of two summer promotions that expanded health awareness to 15,000 Middle Easter women in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. Two lucky participants received $5,000 each; 50 others received prizes ranging from $2500 each to free one year memberships. The company has more than 10,000 locations in over 50 countries worldwide and has brought fitness to more than 4 million women. 27 locations are open in the Middle East so far with a plan of 75 more in the next two years. Talfazat TV a NeuLion Inc company is a leading Arabic live and on-demand TV provider in North America; they state that a part of their mission is to help connect the Arab Diasporas with home. It’s true that they provide a social service to the community through their TV platform but their commitment to helping Arab communities integrate into Canadian society is what really impressed me. As part of their grassroots efforts they have sponsored this tour organized by the Arab Community Centre of Toronto for newcomers from the Iraqi community. Such a tour is but a small attempt to help integrate newcomers to their new more system driven environment. The tour included a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, a sightseeing tour of the city of Toronto, lunch and a chance to network with the organizers and company executives from Talfazat TV (NeuLion Inc). To me this tour also offered a window of opportunity that other organizations based in
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Beaching at Paradise

A perfect summer vacation away from the crowded shores in Alexandria, will be perfectly located on the Mediteranean private beach in Agami; where you can beach freely not to worry about hostility towards women who bathe in something less than a full length robe. Paradise Beach reflects the global urge of the well-heeled to set themselves apart from common folk who increasingly have the means to enjoy once-exclusive pleasure. Naturally, Agami’s biggest attraction is the Paradise beach with it’s soft, white sand and brilliant turquoise-blue water. The beautiful white sands of Paradise beach is light and cool underfoot even in the blazing sun. The sand stays cool even on the hottest days; you need never worry about burning your feet. You can even go down to the beach barefoot if you like. The coolness of the sand has led it to be dubbed “air-conditioned” by those who visit there. On the beach you can enjoy the sun while drinking your favourite smoothie. There are a number of kiosks where you can grab your favourite food. After spending your day on the beach, you can chill at one of Bianchi’s most famous cafes Alexander, O Bar, Kahuna where you enjoy soft music with an amazing atmosphere. On weekends you can always club at Christina’s or Tijuana listening to the crazy beat. Paradise resort stands as a touristic compound that attracts people from all over Egypt. A perfect place for chiling, relaxing and having a good time.



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The Iberotel Cairo hotel & casino reintroduced the Summer nights festival

With an exclusive press gathering dinner party the Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino announced the start of the annual Summer Nights on its unique veranda. The festival creates a daily multi-ethnic dining experience in the renowned, lushly landscaped gardens, surrounding the swimming pool until 31st October. The Iberotel Cairo is well known for its gastronomic excellence and the festival will allow diners to select superb dishes from a variety of dining venues all proximate to the garden area. The Il Giardino restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine with a wide selection of antipasti, pizza, pastas and regional specialties. The El Dawar restaurant pampers the palate with the flavorful cuisine of Egypt with its renowned mezzahs and mixed grill delicates. Last but not least, the pool bar invites with small snacks and tasty summer cocktails while all around the pool you will be able to smoke your favorite shisha. Guests at the Summer Nights will be entertained daily by an exclusive Russian water ballet show and different kind of singers playing Arabic and international hits while on weekends a belly dancer will complete our program.



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Youssef Aboul Dahab rooms division director at Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino Cairo

Hesham Radwan General Manager Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino Cairo recently appointed Youssef Aboul Dahab as Rooms Division Director. Aboul Dahab brings with him over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He worked at various hotel chains including Sheraton, Le Meridien, intercontinental. His last position was Director of Rooms at the Moevenpick Anwar El Madinah – KSA. Sonesta Hotel, Tower and Casino Cairo team welcomes Aboul Dahab on board and wishes him all the best.


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Movenpick resort El Quseir participates in the celebration of “Fifa World Cup 2010 “

Movenpick Resort El Quseir participate in the ceremonies of the “Fifa World Cup 2010 “by organizing a small ceremony in the garden where the chef Roger Vonallmen design a cake by the shape of football stadium for the world cup surrounded by the flags of the countries who participate during the games, at the end the guests thanks the hotel management for the excellent services and the warm welcome.

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Carnival of Football at Mövenpick resort & Spa El Gouna

Over a two week period, teams from each department were competing against each other with challenging football matches. Dressed in different national football shirts, the team members gave their best to perform just as well as the famous original teams. In the final, the Stewarding (Brazil) team defeated the team from Human Resources (Argentina) - 1:0 in Extra time with the only goal coming a minute from the end. Is this a prediction of what will happen in South Africa? The competition was warmly embraced by all team members and the matches were followed by large crowds including Hotel Guest and families of the team members. Picture shows: the 2 Finalists and the Bronze Medallists all together with the Match officials, the Organisers and several guests. A great time was had by all.


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Argentinean press delegation

As part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide strategies in supporting the tourism industry and playing an active role in increasing the volume of tourism and opening new markets, Sheraton Cairo in collaboration with the Egyptian Tourism Authority & Egyptian Embassy in Argentine organized an exclusive visit for a Top Argentinean Press Delegation. The visit included historical sites & places of interest in Cairo, Alexandria & Luxor. The delegation consisted of 7 of the top media representing the national newspapers, magazines & TV stations. During their stay the delegation had several meetings with H.E. Ahmed About El Ghiet, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Farouk Hosny, the Minister of Culture, Mr. Sami Mahmoud, head of the International Tourism District & Mr. Sameh Abdel Wahab, Sheraton Cairo Manager & Director of Operation. Seen in the picture, Mr. Sameh Abdel Wahab; Mrs. Magda Sami, Director of Public Relations; Mr. Said Andraus, Director of Residential Services; Mr. Ahmed Sobhi, Public Relations, Egyptian Tourism Authority with the delegation.

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Rotana wins nine awards at the World Travel Awards 2010

Rotana has been recognized for its continued resounding success by attaining nine awards at this year’s 17th Annual World Travel Awards, the premier global awards event that promotes excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Rotana, and for the fourth year on a row, was voted The Middle East’s Leading Hotel brand. The individual properties’ awards included Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Middle East Leading Corporate Resort, Arjaan by Rotana Dubai, Middle East leading luxury Hotel Apartments, Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa, Middle East Leading Family Resort, Gefinor Rotana, Lebanon’s Leading Business Hotel, Al Manshar Rotana, Kuwait’s Leading Hotel, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi’s Leading Business Hotel, Media Rotana, Dubai’s leading Meetings Hotel and The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah Leading Resort. Mr. Selim El Zyr, President & CEO of Rotana expressed his great pride on receiving the awards. “All credit goes to the hard work and dedication of our Rotana Team which continually exceeds the expectations of our guests, as evidenced by these awards. With thousands of votes cast by noteworthy industry professionals across the globe, we are honored to win nine awards this year”.


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A Group of Belgium travel writers at dusit thani lakeView Cairo hotel

DTLC hosted recently a group of Belgium travel writers and this was among a program for them to visit different destinations at Egypt. The group have expressed the hotel by a real oasis in the heart of the busting Cairo, between the Thai & Egyptian hospitality.Their arrival was welcomed by the managing director Mr. Jiri Kobos, Ms. Jihan Baraka the marketing communications manager and Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim the assistant director of sales travel. And afterwards, they have been ascorted in a tour around the hotel, to show them the special feabres of the Hotel & the beauty of Landscape with the pools & Lakes in the serenity of lavish greenery.The picture shows : A Group of Belgium travel writers and the managing director Mr. Jiri Kobos, Ms. Jihan Baraka the marketing communications manager and Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim the assistant director of sales travel.

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Sheraton Miramar resort Wins the “Marque of excellence”

Sheraton Miramar Resort- El Gouna has recently been awarded the Thomas Cook “Mark of Excellency” for the year 2009 which
offers a recognition for exceeding high standard of service and quality of accommodation, Sheraton Miramar is proud to receive this very special award from such reputable company in the travel market and will continue delivering exceptional services to all their customers. This award comes from a combination of Sheraton Miramar’s team hard work and a true hospitality spirit. The Sheraton Miramar Resort is a multiple winner of various international awards throughout the years.


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The ritz-carlton hotels in the Middle east give birth to new babymoon holiday packages for expecting parents

Offering the opportunity for expectant parents to have a final luxury getaway before the baby arrives, The Ritz-Carlton hotels in Bahrain, Dubai, Sharm El Sheikh and Sharq Village, Doha are “delivering” a brand new Babymoon holiday experience. Defined loosely as a relaxing escape for pregnant couples, babymoons provide a much-welcomed and healthy respite from the daily stresses related to carrying a child to term. Mr. Duchauffour states, “This babymoon lets the partners spend quality time to reconnect with each other before two becomes three.”

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H.E. Ambassador of United States of America at Iberotel Aswan

Iberotel Aswan is known to be a sanctuary for dignitaries and government officials for the privacy and outstanding services offered to its VIP guests and for its distinguished and unique location. Iberotel Aswan was honoured to welcome H.E Ambassador Margaret Scobey, H.E. Ambassador of United States Of America and the accompanying delegation during their recent official visit to Aswan. A luxurious lunch with H.E. Mostafa El Sayed, Governor of Aswan was held at Iberotel Aswan’s unique panoramic a la carte restaurant located on the 7th floor with a stunning Nile view to accompany excellent gourmet standard cuisine. The delegation members all expressed their admiration of the hotel’s unique location and of the exquisite services rendered. The picture shows: H.E. Ambassador Margaret Scobey upon her arrival to the hotel as she was welcomed by Tamer Abdel Gawad, General Manager of Iberotel Aswan.


 
 

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