CHI Hotels and Resorts to Open its first Sharm El Sheikh Hotel in July
11 June 2009
Malta based CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) will open its newly built 351-room ‘Tiran Hotel’, as part of the Corinthia Beach Resort Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, on 1st July of this year. The property is owned by Mr. Abdulhafiz Ali Mansouri’s Cyrene Tourism Investment Corporation of Egypt.
Situated in one of Sharm’s finest locations in the heart of Montazah, the Resort is able to offer an outstanding vacation, diving and conference experience. The luxurious four-star Tiran Hotel features 351 rooms and suites with sea and mountain views, two restaurants, including an Indian specialty restaurant, three bars, an extensive landscaped outdoor pool and children’s pool, a kid’s club, an amphitheatre, a business centre, an internet café and a spacious conference hall with adjoining syndicate rooms. The Tiran Hotel has its own private beach featuring relaxation facilities, dining and a Bedouin tent.
Other exciting hotel facilities include a Day Spa with Jacuzzi and a variety of beauty and relaxation treatments, a tennis court, a mini-golf course, an expert dive centre and extensive water sports activities. Vistas from the Resort’s balconies extend all the way to the biblical Mount Sinai Mountains and to the nearby Tiran Island, while the well known dive site of Ras Nasruni is literally metres away from the hotel’s beach.
Commenting from Malta, CHI’s chief executive officer and managing director Tony Potter said “At a time when hotel companies worldwide are considering their options in view of the current economic scenario, CHI Hotels & Resorts is confidently forging ahead with its plans of refurbishing and improving its existing properties, while opening more hotels in existing and key destinations across all three brands it operates, namely Corinthia Hotels, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Ramada Plaza hotels. In addition we are pleased to be opening individually branded properties such as this magnificent Tiran Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh, which will form part of the Corinthia Beach Resort, similar to its sister Corinthia Beach Resort operation on the island of Malta. We are extremely interested in the Beach Resort concept in other locations around Europe. I am particularly pleased that we are opening our latest operation in Egypt immediately following last month’s successful opening of the new five-star deluxe Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia”.
Sharm El Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and has become a leading tourist resort thanks to its dramatic landscape, year-round dry and temperate climate and long stretches of natural beaches. Its waters are clear and calm for most of the year and have become popular for various water sports, particularly recreational scuba diving and snorkelling which some consider to be among the best in the world. Coral reefs, under water and marine life, unmatched anywhere in the world, offer a spectacular and dazzling time for divers. All around are Bedouins, colourful tents, mountains and sea. Sharm features all the amenities one could expect of a top class tourist resort, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and nearby ancient attractions.
About CHI Hotels & Resorts
Based in Malta, CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) is a leading hands-on hotel management company that provides the full range of technical assistance and management services to hotel owners worldwide. CHI is the exclusive operator and developer for the luxury Corinthia Hotels brand as well as the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands in Europe, Africa and The Middle East.
CHI draws on a heritage of over 45 years in delivering high quality services to hotel guests and an optimum rate of return to owners and investors in diverse business environments. Our experience across our three brands extends to management of luxury and upscale properties in city and resort locations and products ranging from boutique to conference and Spa hotels. CHI also operates various restaurants under brands such as ‘Rickshaw’ and has its own Spa division.
CHI Hotels & Resorts is a joint venture between International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) – 70% and The Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG) – 30%.