By Gavin Gibbon
TIME Renero Resort Azzurra near Hurghada will open in November
UAE-based hospitality company, TIME Hotels
Management, has been awarded the management contract for a luxury five-star
property, located 14km south of Hurghada International Airport, in the
development of Sahl Haseesh, on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.
Built by Egyptian developer Prime
Estates International, the TIME Renero Resort Azzurra and TIME Suites Azzurra
are located within the Azzurra project, itself an integral component of the
40 million square metre Sahl Hasheesh development, built by master developer, Egyptian Resorts
“Sahl Haseesh may only be 20km from Hurghada, but
it is worlds apart from its sister resort in terms of quality, luxury,
landscaping and its outstanding natural beauty,” said Mohamed Awadalla, CEO,
"With a stunning location, the TIME Renero
Resort Azzurra and TIME Suites Azzurra are a fabulous addition to our growing
portfolio of regional properties, and offers a genuine five-star beachfront
lifestyle right in the heart of a glamourous coastal community."
“Not only does this broaden our reach across the
region it also widens the appeal of the TIME brand, adding our first beach
resort to our portfolio which will be supported by our new reservations centre
in Cairo,” added Awadalla.
The low-rise landscaped hotel, which will open
under the TIME Hotels banner in November, offers a total of 87 guest rooms and
110 suites, with the residences
comprising a collection of 287 one, two and three-bedroom luxurious homes.
The residences range in size from 45 up to 170 sqm,
in addition to private villas occupying plots between 600 to 800 sqm; many with
their own infinity pools, terraces and private courtyards.
“In effect we will have two operations, one
dedicated to the hotel and one assigned to the public areas. The latter will
also manage requests from owners or tenants in the residences who may want to
take advantage of the five-star hotel service,” said Awadalla.
The master planned resort of Sahl Hasheesh is set
around a 7km-long sandy bay and offers some of the country’s best diving spots
along an 11km stretch of coastline.
Nature lovers can also visit the protected nature
reserve of Abu Hasheesh Island, located in the main bay, which boasts a wealth
of active marine life and natural reefs.
“With our seven existing locations in the UAE, and
new business property in Doha, Qatar, currently under construction, TIME Hotels
is fast gaining ground in the region as we get closer to our goal of 11 hotels
by 2016,” added Awadalla.