Dubai: UAE-headquartered Time Hotels Management is set to launch its first beach resort hotel, Time Nozha Aqua Park Hotel & Resort, a four-star property located in Ras Sudr, on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. Abdallah Al Maghraby, CEO, Nozha Group, said, “Our partnership with Time Hotels reflects our commitment to tourist resorts and the real estate sector as we look to inject investments of around EGP 3 billion in Cairo and Ras Sudr in Southern Sinai. We are confident in Time Hotels’ expertise and ability to help us a deliver a high-quality hospitality experience that meets the needs of the midscale segment in line with Egypt’s plans to transform Ras Sudr into a popular tourism destination.”
He said, “This is a very exciting chapter in TIME Hotels’ history as we open Time Nozha Aqua Park & Resort, our first beach resort and first property in Egypt. Built with leisure and adventure visitors in mind, this resort is fully-equipped with everything the modern traveller requires for the perfect family getaway. TIME hotels have a great deal of experience throughout the Middle East and more importantly an in-depth understanding of how to add value and drive in business.
“With a resurgence in tourists in recent years, Egypt presents new opportunities for Time Hotels to expand its presence. Expansion is the main driver of our business plan over the next few years, with new openings taking place in Dubai, Sharjah, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, taking our total portfolio to 20 properties by the end of 2020. Our current pipeline of hotels and residences meets the demands of multiple markets by offering a high-quality hotel or serviced apartment for a market segment.”
The official signing of the management agreement between Nozha Beach and Time Hotels took place at Cairo Marriott Hotel recently.
Due to open its doors in December 2018, Time Nozha Aqua Park Hotel & Resort will feature 52 rooms, four suites and 14 chalets – with an additional 33 units to be added to the resort in 2019.
Located along a 945 metre stretch of white sand beach, the resort will feature the largest aqua entertainment complex in Ras Sudr, complete with various water slides, wave pools and water sport activities.
Time Nozha Aqua Park Hotel & Resort is located 20km from the new airport planned for Ras Sudr, 86km from Abu Rudeis Airport and 165km from Cairo International Airport. The resort will feature the largest aqua entertainment complex in Ras Sudr
The resort will feature four F&B outlets, including a 24-hour all-day dining restaurant where guests can select from buffet and a la carte meals; an Aqua Park Café offering pizzas and burgers; a beach restaurant and a lobby lounge which will serve afternoon tea.
The hotel offers guests a 24-hour fitness and leisure centre as well as a separate private pool for ladies and children with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym.
The hotel will also offer two large and well-equipped conference rooms suitable for a range of different events. The 2,000 sqm banquet facility, fitted with dynamic and flexible audio systems, can host up to 800 guests making it the ideal venue for large gatherings such as weddings.
The opening of Time Nozha Aqua Park Hotel & Resort is part of a huge expansion programme, with the company set to open six new properties across the Middle East, including another hotel in Eygpt, by the end of 2020.
According to Colliers International, Egypt’s tourism industry recorded a strong performance in 2017, welcoming 7.2 million visitors, predominately from Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GGC, after many years of muted growth.
Russia, as well as Europe, have been long-standing major source markets for resorts located on the Red Sea coast. The expected resurgence in visitors from these locations will see both leisure and corporate travel in Egypt increase over the coming years.
Supporting both segments, the government is set to pursue a number of tourism investments including a new national museum and a series of new airports across the country.