The UAE-based TIME Hotels company will open its first two hotels in Egypt later in 2021, located in notable tourism hotspots in the country.
The hotels have been named as: the five-star TIME Coral Resort Nuweiba in the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba; and the four-star TIME Marina Hotel and Conference Centre near Al Alamein on the Mediterranean coast, which is being hailed as Egypt’s second capital.
Mohamed Awadalla, CEO at TIME hotels, said, “Work is proceeding well at our TIME Marina Hotel, and that property should be ready to open in August.”
He added, “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.”
The hotels are the company’s first in Egypt, Awadalla said, and will broaden its footprint from the Gulf to the Mediterranean. This will bring the company’s properties to 16, situated in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and now Egypt, with a further five in the pipeline.
The 130-room TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre is situated just 10 minutes from New Al Alamein City on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. It will accommodate more than 350 delegates theatre style, and also features a rooftop lounge, a restaurant, coffee shop, gym, and pool.
“Egypt is ready to bounce back as soon as international borders open again and international flights resume, especially after the opening of the largest museum in the world in Cairo [the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)], which will definitely be one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions,” Awadalla said, “In addition, the vaccine rollouts in some of Egypt’s key source markets will undoubtedly bring optimism and confidence back to its tourism sector.”