8th October 2009, Egypt: The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser has been designated the Best Five Star Cruiser on the Nile and The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh the Best Resort on the Red Sea by the Ministry of Tourism, Egypt, in the 2009 tourism awards. These awards are presented in recognition of a remarkable effort in promoting tourism to Egypt and an unremitting commitment to excellence.
Instituted by the Ministry of Tourism, these are the most coveted awards of the travel and tourism industry in the country. Conferred annually in various categories, the awards recognise exceptional performance and contribution to promoting Egypt as a tourist destination.
Mr. Liam Lambert, President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts said, “We are honoured to receive this recognition from the ministry for our contribution to tourism. These awards are a testament to our staff’s dedication to guest satisfaction and our commitment to offer the highest standards of hospitality”.
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About The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, Egypt
The Oberoi Zahra continues The Oberoi Group’s tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality. The cruiser’s 25 Luxury Cabins and two Luxury Suites offer amongst the most spacious accommodations on the Nile. Each Luxury Cabin measures 30 square meters and Luxury Suite 50 square meters.
The Oberoi Zahra is the only boat on the Nile with a full-service spa. Additional facilities onboard include a theater, Library and Cigar Lounge, outdoor swimming pool, a well-appointed gymnasium and a restaurant that offers a new menu daily and an elaborate à la carte service.
The Oberoi Zahra sails on a leisurely seven-day itinerary from Luxor to Aswan (and vice versa). This includes private docking in most ports allowing guests an almost exclusive viewing of the magnificent sites.
About The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, Red Sea
The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh is an all-suite resort located on the picturesque coastline of the Red Sea in Egypt. The resort celebrates the timeless beauty of the sea, nature’s magnificent colours and rare marine life.
The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh is spread over 48 acres of landscaped gardens and undulating sand dunes. Resplendent with domes, arches and columns its classical design pays tribute to the legacy of Moorish architecture. The resort is instilled with an overall serenity, which pervades the 102 guest suits, complete with soothing interiors, luxurious bathrooms and private courtyards. The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh also offers 850 meters of private beach with a diving centre and a three level outdoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and expansive view of the Red Sea.
Dining options at the resort includes three restaurants and a bar. The Oberoi Spa at the resort offers an extensive spa menu that includes holistic, non-clinical therapies, massages and beauty treatments. For the more adventurous, the resort offers a range of water sports like snorkeling, deep-sea diving in addition to desert safaris.
About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning proprietor and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has come to become synonymous with providing the right blend of luxury, impeccable service and quiet efficiency. Internationally recognised for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi hotels and resorts have the distinction of receiving innumerable awards and accolades.
Presently, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts operates sixteen luxury hotels and resorts in India, Mauritius, Indonesia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. It also manages two cruisers on the Nile in Egypt and one cruiser on the backwaters in Kerala, India.