First Days Inn Hotel To Open In Egypt

Days Inns Worldwide Inc. will open its first hotel in Egypt this March, the Days Hotel Gafy Resort, located in Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea, a city adjacent to the Sinai Peninsula at the southeast corner of the Gulf of Aqaba.

The 205-room resort will offer full-service amenities including three restaurants, two bars, meeting rooms, 24-hour room service and the second-largest private beach in the area. Owned and operated by Mohamed Gafy, the hotel originally opened in 1986. Sharm El Sheikh subsequently has become a popular Egyptian tourist destination.


“We are excited about the Days Hotel Gafy Resort becoming the first of 10 hotels in Egypt expected to carry the Days Inn flag by 2002,” said Joe Kane, Days Inns Worldwide president & chief executive officer. “Egypt is a beautiful and historic country, and we are delighted that it is joining our other international locations in offering high-quality lodging at affordable prices to value conscious travelers worldwide.”


Reservations can be made beginning in March through www.dayinn.com, the brands Web site, or by calling (800) DAYS INN. Room rates begin at $59 (U.S. dollars).


The Days Inns master licensee for Egypt is Global V Hospitality, a hotel management and franchising company owned by Mohamed Awad and based in Cairo.

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Days Inns Worldwide Inc., a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE:CD), is one of the worlds largest franchised lodging systems with more 1,900 hotels in the United States, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


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