InterConti unveils EgyptianTaba Heights

5th Apr 2006

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened its newest hotel in the
Middle East, InterContinental Resort Taba Heights. Taba Heights is one of
the newest developments in Egypt, between the backdrop of the Sinai desert
and the waters of the Red Sea.

As the largest operator of hotels in the Middle East, IHG now boasts 12
properties in Egypt and seven InterContinental hotels in the area, with the
opening of this luxury five-star resort hotel. 

The resort, situated on the northernmost tip of the Gulf of Aqaba and
located 35km from Taba International Airport, rests on a prime water-front
location boasting sandy white beaches, turquoise waters and stunning desert
scenery securing it as a year round destination.

InterContinental Resort Taba Heights is part of Taba Heights, a 4.2million
square metre destination and one of Egypt’s latest and most beautiful resort
developments on the Sinai’s Red Sea coast, encompassing 5km of beachfront.

The 503 room property offers 27 junior, seven executive and one Presidential
Suite, with superb views over the idyllic coastline, pool, lagoon or


The resort is spread out over three buildings; the Pentagon, Atrium and the
Crescent and these are linked by paths and walkways through the lush
tropical gardens of the resort.

InterContinental Resort Taba Heights offers the ultimate in luxurious
accommodation including a private, white sandy beach, two free-form swimming
pools, one salt water lagoon, two tennis courts and one squash court. There
is also a spa that features sauna, Jacuzzi, massage, beauty and facial care
services, as well as an indoor heated pool.

Ashraf Khalil, Area General Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group, Taba
Region, said: “This resort has been designed to provide the most relaxing
environment possible - everywhere in the resort guests can relax and enjoy
surroundings of lush gardens, running water and amazing views.”

For more adventurous holiday-makers, there are numerous water activities
available including water skiing and parasailing. Fitness enthusiasts can
take the indoor option with the fully-equipped gym and aerobics room,
serviced by a juice bar.

Guests have a wide dining selection with 11 restaurants and bars to choose
from as well as 24-hour room service. The hotel is ideally suited for
business, as well as leisure guests, with a business centre featuring a
boardroom and two meeting rooms, which can cater for up to 750 guests, with
outdoor terraces overlooking the Red Sea.

“We have made every effort to provide every convenience possible to our
guests,” said Khalil. “That is why every room is complete with a personal
safe, mini-bar, satellite television channels and individually-controlled


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