IHG Port Ghalib resort wins big at WTA
Dubai, October 16, 2010
Two InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) luxury hotels at Port Ghalib Red Sea, Egypt’s unique and vibrant resort destination have beaten off stiff competition from over 20 other hotels to win four coveted awards at this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards.
These hotels will now go on to compete in 'World Travel Awards 2010' final to be held in London, immediately before WTA on November 7, said a statement from InterContinental Hotels Group.
InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort won ‘Egypt's Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel’ and ‘Egypt’s Leading Spa Resort’; Crowne Plaza Sahara Oasis Port Ghalib Resort won ‘Leading Family Resort’; and Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands Port Ghalib Resort won ‘Leading Honeymoon Resort’.
Bill Sheppard, area general manager of IHG Group in Port Ghalib Red Sea, said, "To win not one, but four awards is something that very few resorts can boast of and so we are very happy and proud with the results of this year’s WTA."
"This reflects the hard work that our team puts in to making each of our guests’ stays an unforgettable experience," he remarked.
InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort is situated on the waterfront at the heart of the resort and features 309 premier rooms including 13 Royal suites and family rooms.
Featuring the uniquely designed Six Senses Spa, which comprises a sauna, steam room, traditional hammams and sixteen treatment areas including three couples rooms and two Thai treatment rooms, the hotel is now officially Egypt’s leading spa resort.
Ibrahim Saleh, vice president of the Kharafi Group – Egypt, said, “Port Ghalib is a world class integrated resort community that offers something for everyone – from romantic breaks for honeymooners through to conference facilities for whole industries – and we are delighted to be able to offer visitors these award winning hotels.”
In addition to providing a place for people to relax the hotel offers an ideal place to do business, leading to it being awarded Egypt's Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel, Saleh remarked.
"InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort manages the vast Port Ghalib International Convention Centre, the largest hotel banquet venue on the Red Sea, which offers 1,950 sq m of meeting space that is able to seat 2,000 delegates in an extraordinary ball room, 16 breakout rooms and dignitary salon," he noted.
"Ideal for families who have journeyed to indulge in the wonder of Egypt’s new sensory playground at Port Ghalib and are looking for a ‘home from home’ atmosphere, Crowne Plaza Sahara Oasis Port Ghalib Resort, winner of the ‘Leading Family Resort’ award, is the most relaxed and casual of all IHG Port Ghalib hotels, offering informal yet delightful accommodation," Saleh added.-TradeArabia News Service