New El Gouna residence to offer opulence by the Red Sea

Ancient Sands Golf Resort

Ancient Sands Golf Resort in El Gouna, Egypt

A new luxury resort and residential project based in the Red Sea town of El Gouna is due to welcome guests to its first five-star apartment hotel in April 2014.

Ancient Sands Golf Resort will combine the best of Egyptian tradition with western style comfort. offering guests ‘an oasis of luxury’.

Located in the Hilltop Village, the resort will consist of five individual buildings, each with its own garden and swimming pool and will comprise a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The hotel complex, which will open in two phases, will initially offer 114 apartments in April 2014, 91 of which will be reserved for holidaymakers visiting El Gouna. The second phase is set for operation in 2016 and will bring the total number of units to 261.

Each apartment will feature a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen and modern bathroom facilities and provide either lagoon, Red Sea or mountain views. Guests will also enjoy full concierge, house-keeping and room service amenities in addition to communal areas including a large main pool, a children’s pool, a piazza of bars, restaurants, cafes, boutique and convenience shops and a souk market nestled among the buildings.

Jens Freise, senior director marketing & sales for Destinations & Hotels in Orascom Development, said Ancient Sands represented an exciting prospect for the company.

“With El Gouna an already well-established year-round destination on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera offering a range of hotels to suit all budgets, the new five-star apartment hotel is the first of its kind here and will add an air of opulence to this private town,” he explained. “Unique additions such as these as are intrinsic to maintaining the rich variety of the El Gouna community.”

The completed Ancient Sands Golf Resort will incorporate a Golf Club Estate House, an 18-hole Karl Litten designed championship golf course, three tennis courts, water sports facilities, an outdoor playground and a tranquil spa offering a wide variety of treatments as well as access to a steam bath, sauna and gymnasium.

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