Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens Resort Overlooking Red Sea In Marsa Alam

370-room Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort Joins Hilton Resorts Portfolio

This information originated in UK English.

July 31, 2011

CAIRO and MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened its first resort in Egypt's Marsa Alam region.  Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort, a 370-room resort overlooking the Red Sea, is the seventeenth Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Egypt.

The resort is part of an integrated mixed-use development, which includes an entertainment village, a congress centre and a residential town.  Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort is specifically designed to reflect the ancient history and heritage of the Nubian culture, which dominated this area of Egypt for centuries.  

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: "As the largest international hotel brand in Egypt, we take great pride in opening our latest Hilton Resort in this region.  Marsa Alam is a fantastic location for travellers seeking rich local culture and authentic experiences.  The area is an ideal gateway for tourists seeking the ever popular Nile cruise, ancient sites and temples."

Marsa Alam is emerging as a key leisure destination in Egypt.  The 2001 opening of Marsa Alam Airport has seen tourism become increasingly important to this relatively unspoilt area. A favourite with divers as well as holidaymakers seeking peaceful tranquility, Marsa Alam is rapidly becoming a popular destination for travellers.

Hamada Aboul Enein, chairman of Concord Co. for Tourist Development, the owners of the hotel, explains: "The Red Sea Riviera, and Marsa Alam in particular, is famous for its beaches, coral reef barriers and the abundance of marine life found in its waters.  We're proud of our region and extremely pleased that Hilton, Egypt's most recognised hospitality brand, will now play a part in helping to promote Marsa Alam to a worldwide audience."

The property is part of the Hilton Resorts portfolio, a distinguished group of more than 70 properties located throughout 26 countries - each encompassing specific requirements above and beyond the Hilton Hotels & Resorts standards.  The hotel features a wealth of sporting and leisure facilities including a fitness centre, diving lodge (located on the Abu Dabab Bay), four outdoor swimming pools, tennis court and a kids club.  Guests of Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort will also find nine restaurants and bars.  

Rudi Jagersbacher, area president, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide said: "Egypt and our Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand enjoy a long and successful history and I'm delighted that our latest hotel will be located in such a beautiful and diverse area of the country.  This is the second hotel we have opened in Egypt this year and we look forward to welcoming tourists from all over the world as they explore the best of what Egypt has to offer."

Hilton Worldwide has 18 hotels in total in Egypt (17 Hilton Hotels & Resorts and one Conrad hotel). The company has 53 properties across the Middle East and Africa with 35 more in the development pipeline due to open in the next three to four years.

For more information about Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort and to download images, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/marsaalam.  To learn more about Hilton Resorts, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/resorts or www.hilton.com/resorts.

Contact:
Emma Corcoran
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
+ 971 4365 4886
emma.corcoran@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

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