UAE-based TIME Hotels will open its first two hotels in Egypt later this year. The properties include the five-star TIME Coral Resort Nuweiba in the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba and the four-star TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre near Al Alamein on the Mediterranean coast, which is being hailed as Egypt’s second capital.
During a recent visit to check on the progress of the hotels, Mohamed Awadalla, CEO of TIME hotels, commented: “Work is proceeding well at our TIME Marina Hotel and the property should be ready to open in August. As for the TIME Coral Resort, that hotel is already open and operating, so it is only a case of re-branding the hotel and opening under our management this summer.
“These hotels are our first in Egypt and will broaden our footprint from the Gulf to the Mediterranean, with 16 properties situated in UAE, Doha, Saudi Arabia and now Egypt, with a further five in the pipeline.”
The 130-room TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre is situated just ten minutes from New Al Alamein City on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast and can accommodate more than 350 delegates. It also features a rooftop lounge, a restaurant, coffee shop, gym and pool.
“This hotel is ideally placed to service the enormous number of corporate companies that are basing their operations here, some new, some relocating from Cairo, as well as an increasing amount of general commercial activity. The city will eventually be built across 50,000 acres in three stages, stretching for 60 kilometers from the coast, attracting an estimated three million residents,” added Awadalla.
The five-star 203-key TIME Coral Resort Nuweiba is situated in the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba on the east coast of the Sinai peninsula, approximately 140 kilometers from Sharm El Sheikh. The hotel features three restaurants and bars, with extensive gardens and a private sandy beach, ideal for diving enthusiasts.