Le Meridien makes it five

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has signed a new management contract for its fifth hotel in Egypt.

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By  Sarah Campbell Published  May 1, 2005

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has signed a new management contract for its fifth hotel in Egypt. The international chain has taken over management of the former Helnan Hotel, located in Dahab Bay on the Gulf of Akaba. The property closed last month and will undergo an eight month major renovation costing approximately US $6 million prior to re-opening as Le Méridien Dahab Resort & Spa. “As an international group we are keen to reinforce our position in the area and support tourism, which plays such an important role in the economy of the country,” says Hassan Ahdab, Le Méridien’s regional managing director for Africa and the Indian Ocean. The hotel, which will have 200 rooms and suites overlooking the sea, is 80km from Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Leisure facilities include swimming pools, a wind surfing centre, tennis courts, squash courts, basketball, diving centre and a private beach. The resort will also have a beauty salon, massage, sauna and steam rooms and a Penguin Club for children. Le Méridien Dahab Resort & Spa will also offer a choice of three restaurants and bars and an air-conditioned meeting room for up to 900 delegates. The hotel is owned by the Egyptian General Company for Hotels & Tourism and will be Le Méridien’s fifth in Egypt, adding to Le Méridien Héliopolis, Le Méridien Pyramids in Cairo, Le Méridien Luxor and Le Méridien Makadi Bay.

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