New luxury resort for El Gouna
El Gouna boasts a new luxury resort and residential complex – the recently opened Ancient Sands Golf Resort & Residences. The destination’s first five-star apartment hotel features 83 residences and 56 guestrooms in a soothing blend of traditional and contemporary design. Located atop a 45 foot raised hill, the Ancient Sands Resort offers 4 separate buildings, each with it’s own private gardens and pool, and breath-taking views of El Gouna, the Red Sea and the mountains.
The resort complex opened in two stages and comprises various suites and junior suites. Each residence features a separate living area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom. Guests may choose from one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments or villas. Additional conveniences include concierge services, housekeeping and room service as well as three pools and a piazza. A series of small boutiques are to follow. The range of culinary offerings range from a hotel restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner** (**breakfast only) to a lobby bar and a café.
“Ancient Sands is another great addition to the attractive hotel portfolio El Gouna offers guests year-round. The existing choice of hotels for every budget is now joined by a five-star property which stands for unique luxury, tranquillity and exclusive privacy,” explains Jens Freise, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Orascom Hotels Management.
Once completed, the luxury resort will also boast a 18-hole championship golf course designed by Karl Litten including a golf club estate house, three tennis courts, various water sports facilities, a playground and a peaceful spa with sauna, steam room and fitness area. The first nine holes of the golf course are scheduled to open as early as July.
About El Gouna
25 kilometres from Hurghada International Airport and a four-hour flight from Germany, El Gouna is nestled on a 36 million square metre stretch of land between the Red Sea coast and Egypt’s Eastern Desert Mountains. The resort, founded some 25 years ago by Egyptian entrepreneur Samih Sawiris, extends over ten kilometres of beachfront with many quaint lagoons and acclaimed architecture featuring modern Arabic design. There are two main hubs of activity: Kafr El Gouna (downtown) and the Abu Tig Marina, both offering a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shisha cafés, shopping arcades and service facilities.
El Gouna is also known as Egypt’s most environmentally friendly holiday destination – another reason for many Germans to settle here. The resort’s approximately 20,000 residents and their families benefit from facilities like playschools, day care centres as well as international and national schools. People looking to buy a home in El Gouna may choose from a wide range of options, for any budget and taste, from stylish apartments in the marina to luxury villas with private jetty. The resort not only boasts 2,700 private villas and apartments, it also has its own waste recycling plant and water management system, a farm, a brewery and a winery. Excellent medical care is provided through a fully equipped hospital with international standards, including a decompression chamber and a dialysis unit. 365 days of sunshine per year make activities like kiteboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, parasailing, horseback riding, golfing, diving, sailing or quad tours great fun. And with a total of 17 hotels, guests are sure to find accommodation options to suit any budget, from basic family hotels to five-star luxury resorts. Construction of El Gouna’s second 18-hole championship golf course is underway.
For further information on real estate, hotels, restaurants and activities visit www.elgouna.com.