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Rocco Forte Hotels to operate Luxor Hotel

Originally published on www.businesstravellerme.com 21/04/2011 - Filed under: News »

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Rocco Forte Hotels has entered into a contract to refurbish then operate The Luxor Hotel in Egypt as an 82-room luxury property from 2013.

The hotel, adjacent to the Luxor temple, is owned by the Egyptian Government through two of its departments, the Egyptian Endowments Authority (EEA) and Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH).

It is the fifth management contract secured by the company and reinforces Rocco Forte Hotels’ commitment to expand its business in key destinations beyond Europe, with a particular focus on the MENA region.

The property marks the company’s second hotel in Egypt, joining The Shepheard Cairo, and will complement properties in Marrakech, Jeddah and Abu Dhabi.

Sir Rocco Forte, chairman and CEO of Rocco Forte Hotels, said: “The Luxor Hotel will be a perfect partner to The Shepheard in catering to demand for luxury accommodation in both cities.”

George Freeman and Associates of London have been appointed as the interior designers for the project and British company 3D Reid will handle the architecture.

Built in 1880 by John Cook, son of the travel pioneer Thomas Cook, the hotel provided a glamorous retreat for distinguished guests.

For more information, visit roccofortehotels.com

Report by Dominic Ellis

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