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Savoy Sharm plays host to world leaders

Savoy Sharm plays host to world leaders

The luxury Egyptian resort of The Savoy Hotel Sharm El Sheikh is forging ahead in becoming the leading conference centre for the Red Sea region with a series of high-profile summer events.

Its roster of recent events includes hosting world leaders from 60 countries at the 15th Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

(Pictured: Egypt Prime Minister with Ramy rizkallah and Nagy Zarif)

Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Abul-Gheit welcomed delegates from around the world in the Savoy Hotel’s Egypt Hall, Soho Square - the new shopping and entertainment complex adjacent to the Savoy Hotel. The 130 delegates included President Mubarak and Egypt’s Prime Minister, Dr. Ahmed Nazif.

A fortnight ago, The Savoy Hotel Sharm El Sheikh also organised the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Egypt’s Energy Minister of Electricity and Energy Dr. Hassan Ahmed Younis, welcomed some 500 delegates from 130 member countries, including laying on an exquisite banquet.


As well as playing host to the power players, the resort is bringing top entertainment acts to perform at its newly-opened Show Square. This summer’s events include Liz Mitchell, the original lead singer of Boney M, returning to the Savoy Sharm El Sheik due to popular demand to perform 27 July to 13 August 2009.

(Pictured left: Egypt Minister of Electricity and Khaled Saleh, Hotel Manager)

“I am just so thrilled to be coming back,” Liz Mitchell said. “The reception we received at the opening of Soho Square in May was one of the most memorable of my life. I said then I wanted to return and the Savoy Sharm El Sheik has made it possible. I can’t wait to be back in Egypt and topping the bill at Soho Square. It’s a magical place.”

Soho Square is a square mile of upscale restaurants and bars, the centre of Sharm El Sheik’s nightlife, with restaurants offering authentic Middle Eastern dishes.
Eleven bars, including the Old Vic English Pub are located in the Savoy and Soho Square, adjacent to the Savoy. There are two lounges, the Pangea Club/Lounge and the Fashion TV Lounge and the Coffee Shop.

The Savoy Hotel Sharm El Sheikh is one the Red Sea’s premier hotel resorts, with more than 450 rooms and villas and more than a dozen top-class restaurants and bars. It was voted “Africa’s Leading Resort” and “Egypt’s Leading Resort” at the 2009 World Travel Awards Africa Ceremony.

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