07/02/2005 Issue 107 Past Issues

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Feature Article ...

 
  • Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts' aggressive expansion plans continue

    21 new hotels are currently in the pipeline to open during 2005 and beyond following on from the 10 new properties that opened in 2004

    Global hotel group, Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, continued its worldwide expansion during 2004 by adding ten new hotels to its already impressive portfolio.
    Twenty-one new Le Meridien properties, located throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, are currently in the pipeline to open during 2005 and beyond.
    As with all Le Meridien hotels, each new acquisition is different in style and ambiance, reflecting fascinating aspects of the local setting and culture. Luxurious, comfortable accommodation and up-to-the-minute facilities are designed to appeal to business and leisure travellers alike.
    Le Meridien's successful Art + Tech design concept featuring a skilful fusion of cutting-edge technology and ingenious artistry is featured in some of Le Meridien's newest hotels, including those in Vienna, Hamburg, Turin, Hong Kong and Minneapolis.
    Le Meridien's ongoing expansion plans will see the launch of many more exciting hotels in top cities and resorts around the world, including:

    2005

    MIDDLE EAST
  • Grosvenor House Hotel and Apartments by Le Meridien, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Q2 2005 -- 400 rooms) - Situated on the Dubai marina, with unrivalled views, accommodation at this 46-storey tower hotel is to comprise luxurious rooms, suites and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all with private balconies, plasma screen televisions and the latest in-room technology. All rooms will feature 24-hour butler service. Other facilities will include a business centre, numerous restaurants and bars, plus a conference centre incorporating a multi-function ballroom. Recreational opportunities are to include a spa and health centre, gymnasium and two swimming pools. Guests will also have access to spa and beach facilities at the nearby Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa.
  • Le Meridien Hurghada, Egypt (Q3 2005 -- 520 rooms) - An exclusive resort on the banks of the Red Sea, terraces set into the surrounding hills will afford panoramic views over the crystal clear waters from every guest room. Lagoons, a private beach and marina, plus three seawater and natural salt swimming pools are to surround the hotel's grounds, providing endless water sports and leisure opportunities. There will be six restaurants, a coffee house, nightclub, several shops, fitness and business centres, plus 1,640sq. metres of meeting space, which includes a ballroom accommodating 1,000.
  • Le Meridien Dahab, Egypt (Q3 2005 -- 200 rooms) - An internationally acclaimed diving and surfing destination, Dahab overlooks the Gulf of Akaba, just a 45-minute drive from Sharm el Sheikh. All rooms at the seafront hotel, which has its own private beach, will have terraces and stunning sea views. Facilities are to include tennis and squash courts, two swimming pools, shops, a ballroom, three restaurants and a bar.

 
 
 

News

Around the Red Sea and surrounding areas


Oil tankers collide off Egypt

February 6, 2005

Tonnes of oil have spilled into the Mediterranean following the collision of two oil tankers off Egypt's northern coast.
Egyptian shipping authorities on Sunday said the tankers collided a day earlier in an area about 14 nautical miles from the Egyptian port of Dumiatt due to high winds.
The ships were naned as the Genmar Kestrel, a tanker carrying the flag of the Marshall Islands, and the Singapore-flagged Trigata.
The official Middle East News Agency said 1000 tonnes of oil spilled from the Genmar Kestrel, while 500 tonnes had spilled from the Trigata.
It was not immediately clear how much either vessel was carrying, or their capacity.
Efforts to control the slick had already begun and a n official from the Suez Canal authority said it had sent a tugboat to track its movement.
In December, the Suez Canal authority contained a slick in the strategic waterway caused by a leak from a damaged Kuwaiti oil tanker.

REUTERS

 
     
 
 
 

What's on ... in Hurghada

  • DA NANNI...non solo Pizza Opening Party on Saturday 12th of February at La Perla Hotel



What's on ... in Hurghada

  • JENA BAKERY
    New Bakery opens soon in Hurghada, opposite Mubarak 2 Gasoline Station.
    Nice big bakery and Cafe owned by a german/egytian couple.

What's on ... in Cairo

  • NO AIDA
    More on the cancellation of Opera Aida performances in Luxor and Cairo...

What's on ... in Paris

 
 
 
 

Parents & Kids ...

*** Les Petites Nursery***

The new home for your children in El Gouna.
Nursery and baby sitting service for day and night all year round.
Open to kids from 3 months to 4 years of age (baby sitting up to 9 years age).
From Saturday to Thursday, closed on Friday.

 The Service of Les Petites are:

  • Children accepted from 3 months to 4 years age.
  • English, French Arabic classes available.
  • Educational Programs in Cooperation with EGIS (Int. School - El Gouna)
  • Hot lunch served daily
  • Foreign management
  • Free bus transportation for Hurghada residents
  • Extra time till 6 p.m.
  • Open all year round 6 days per week from 8a.m. till 5p.m.

After School activities in our private Gym for children from 4 till 13 years old:

  • Dance, gymnastic, karate, languages, swim & art.
  • Night baby sitting service
  • Outside /inside door available for children's Parties
  • Yoga, aerobic, dance body, sculpture, stretching for all the mothers
  • Summer Camp
 

*** Gingerbread Men ***

1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 pkg. instant butterscotch pudding mix
1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Favorite frosting
raisins & candies
Cookie cutter 

Mix together egg, shortening, and brown sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Roll out dough and cut into gingerbread men shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Decorate men using favorite frosting and candies. It's fun to make these after reading the classic tale of The Gingerbread Man.

Children like this recipe because the gingerbread is sweeter and chewier than the traditional molasses cookies.

 
 
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