Emaar Hospitality Group has commenced renovation and redesign work of the historic Alamein resort in Egypt.
Built in 1960 by the Sidi Abdelrahman Bay of the Mediterranean Sea, the resort has hosted a prominent clientle, including legendary leaders such as Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein, the second President of Egypt.
According to Construction Week, the all-new Al Alamein Hotel, which will be located in Marassi, the master-planned lifestyle and tourism destination by Emaar Misr, will maintain its cultural context and heritage under a new design.
The 189-room hotel will be managed by Vida Hotel and Resorts and is scheduled to open its doors in 2018.
Al Alamein Hotel will have several enhanced features that maximise its beachfront location along with amenities including a beach outlet, a rooftop lounge, a fully-equipped fitness centre, swimming pool, tennis court, and spa with treatment rooms, and external marquees.
Guests will also have access to the amenities in Marassi including a marina, yacht club, a golf course, beach club house, children’s play areas, restaurants, meeting facilities, outdoor pools and decks.
Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “It is an exceptional honour for us to undertake the modern reinterpretation of the Alamein resort that holds a special place in history.
“The people of Egypt have fond memories of the resort, and we are committed to restoring it to its true glory with the opening of Al Alamein Hotel in 2018.”
Alamein Hotel originally had only 118 rooms before being bought by Emaar Misr in 2007 as part of the Marassi master-development.
A renovation of the hotel was done in 2010, and it was welcoming tourists and visitors from across the world. A facelift was undertaken in 2014 whereby 40 rooms were added to the resort through a conversion of 10 chalets.