Families and business travellers looking for five-star fun in an all-inclusive luxury environment need look no further than the recently-refurbished Le Royal Holiday Resort in Egypt’s popular Sharm El Sheikh.
The Resort took over two years to complete and was officially opened in late 2013 by the Prime Minister of Egypt at the time, His Excellency Hazem Al Beblawi. It is part of the General Mediterranean Holding group owned by Iraqi-born British businessman and philanthropist Sir Nadhmi Auchi. GMH is a strong and diverse multi-national organisation with activities ranging from banking and finance, construction and real estate, to hotel and leisure, telecommunications and aviation, and its Le Royal Hotels and Resorts division also has a number of five-star establishments in Luxembourg, Madrid, Hammamet, Amman and Beirut.
Le Royal offers 426 spacious and modern guestrooms, “nestled in an ocean of lush gardens and inspired pools, providing a perfect base for both leisure and business travellers during their stay in Sharm”. A choice of deluxe Twin, King, Family and Family-Themed Rooms – the kids’ beds are designed as cute cars – plus Junior Suites are available, all with carefully chosen high-spec amenities including a marble bathroom, individual climate control, free high-speed wireless internet access and a large flat screen TV. “A combination of exclusivity, comfort and intimacy with attention to details are the characteristics of the accommodation,” murmurs the resort’s website. Further luxury is guaranteed with sleek contemporary furnishings, sumptuous fabrics, plush memory foam mattresses with custom-made Egyptian cotton bedding, comfortable seating and work areas and – perhaps most importantly – “the fluffiest bath linen”.
As you would expect from a top five-star resort, there are plenty of delightful indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars to choose from, each offering an individual theme and ambience and lots of good things to keep you well fed and watered from daybreak till nightfall.
And to ensure you look your absolute best during your Red Sea stay, you can naturally also enjoy Le Royal’s Naama Bay Spa, with an on-site beauty salon to pamper your every whim and, for those who just can’t sit still, an air-conditioned fitness centre with elliptical trainers and state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training equipment and accessories; not forgetting the sumptuous Wellness Centre – “a sanctuary of indulgence and relaxation” where skilled therapists offer rejuvenating treatments for body and mind and “the imperceptible magic of Western and Eastern approaches”.
But perhaps the best feature of this luxurious resort is the spectacular water park. For young and old, novice paddlers or experienced extreme water-sporters, there is a fabulous selection of slides, rides and splashes for the whole family. This aquatic paradise boasts 18 features including the Zebra tube and Aqua Tower, the Space Boat slide, Pirates of the Mediterranean and the Octopus. While the intrepid younger members of the group relish the exhilaration of the slides, the more sedate can relax in and around the various pools or the outdoor Jacuzzi, or just enjoy a different kind of splash at those cool poolside bars.