Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts announced the addition of three new properties in Egypt: Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma and Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh in Naama Bay. The company already has four properties on the country’s Red Sea coastline.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts also strengthened its presence on the Nile with four new cruisers and one sailboat, including the Misr, once the private yacht of Egypt’s former King Farouk.
The Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, located in Hurghada Bay, offers 252 rooms and suites, all with a direct view over the Red Sea. The resort has benefited from a program of renovations throughout 2010, which will continue during 2012 in stages. Mövenpick Resort Hurghada facilities include a private beach, marina and freshwater pool and is ideal for waterskiing, snorkeling and diving, horseback riding and visiting Giftun Island and desert safaris.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is returning to Sharm El Sheikh this April to operate Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh - Naama Bay. The resort features 298 rooms and four villas with private pool, all with views over the property’s five private beaches.
Mövenpick Nile Cruisers offer more options for cruising the river Nile after the fleet will be grown in October 2012 with the steamship Misr and four more boats, the M/S Sun Ray, Darakum, Hamees and Feddya. The hotel management company will then operate a total of seven ships on the Nile and one on Lake Nasser.
Originally built by the British Royal Navy in 1918 and later converted into a luxury Nile steamer for King Farouk, Misr is the only steamship on the Nile. Misr has 16 cabins and eight suites.
The Sun Ray, Darakum and Hamees are among the largest craft on the Nile. Sun Ray and Hamees have a contemporary design, while Darakum features a Moroccan inspired decor. All have five decks, and on four of the decks, a range of cabins and suites with views of the Nile. These also feature air-conditioning, satellite LCD TV, mini bar, safe and private bathroom with tub.
Currently under construction, Feddya is an exclusive sailboat featuring four suites, two with balconies, a dining room and lounge.
This expansion program will gather pace later this year with the opening of Mövenpick Resort Abu Soma, a 424-room property at the Red Sea.