Dubai, UAE: Rapidly expanding global hospitality management company, Swiss-Belhotel International, has signed an agreement to manage a property in the legendary city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast, announced at Arabian Travel Market.
The hotel is a part of a mixed-use complex situated on a prime location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and represents Swiss-Belhotel International's first foray into Egypt as its expansion in the Middle East continues to gather pace.
Swiss-Belhotel Marseilia will be a new destination on Alexandria Beach when it opens in 2018, offering more than 200 four-star international-standard hotel rooms and apartments, over 500 residential units, and a host of culinary and retail options for guests.
Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin Faull said: "Swiss-Belhotel International is delighted to announce our first project in Egypt in partnership with Marseilia Group, one of the most prestigious developers in the country.
"Egypt and this stunning, historical location on the Mediterranean are a very strong fit for the Swiss-Belhotel International brand and we look forward to bringing our distinct blend of professionalism, passion and international standards to the destination."
Marseilia Property Investment Chairman, Mr. Yasser Ragab added: "We have identified a gap in the market to provide a high standard of hospitality and residential living in Egypt and now we have found the best partner to deliver our vision to guests.
"We have secured one of the last plots of land on the beachfront overlooking the Mediterranean and finalised the planning of what will be Egypt's first mixed-use development consisting of hotel, hotel apartments and residential apartments appealing to the growing numbers of tourists and residents in the destination."
The core concept of Swiss-Belhotel Marseilia, is focused on offering a healthy and friendly community lifestyle with integrated services and facilities ideal for families.
Swiss-Belhotel International's portfolio in the Middle East consists of 13 hotels, with five currently operating and a further eight under development.
Total properties operating globally number 135 hotels and resorts, in Asia-Pacific destinations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe.
Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than *135 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for six consecutive years, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, United Arab Emirates, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
*Numbers may fluctuate
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