Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Announces Major Expansion and Enhancement Project
Along a kilometre of private beach where the southern Sinai desert meets the Red Sea, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has been a favourite of sunseekers since opening nearly 20 years ago. Now, a major expansion and enhancement project will add 22 hectares (54 acres), doubling the size of the current property and making room for more guest accommodations, dining options and pools, plus an all-new fitness facility and a large conference centre for meetings and destination weddings. A full service on-site PADI centre offers immediate access to one of the world’s top diving and snorkelling destinations.
“Since opening nearly 20 years ago, Four Seasons has been the leading luxury resort on the peninsula, a favourite holiday destination for families, friends and couples from across Europe and the Middle East,” says Simon Casson, President, Hotel Operations – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Now as we embark, together with our visionary ownership partners, on one of the company’s most ambitious expansion and enhancement programs ever, Sharm El Sheikh is poised to become a truly world class destination for those who crave sun and sea in an authentic luxury setting that only Four Seasons can create.”
When the enhancements are complete later this year, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh will offer a large collection of luxury suites including multi-bedroom residence-style accommodations with private pools; five new food and beverage concepts; renovated spa and all-new two-storey fitness centre; enhanced recreational facilities including a new PADI dive centre plus tennis and squash courts; and for its youngest guests, an all-new dedicated children’s club. A new state-of-the-art convention centre will more than double the Resort’s event capacity with new indoor and outdoor spaces for up to 2,000 guests. For a full list of enhancements to come, click here.
“We can’t wait to introduce this exciting destination to a new generation of travellers from around the world,” says General Manager Sam Ioannidis. “For the many guests who come back again and again, we have so many surprises in store. Over the years we’ve watched families grow, celebrated important milestones together, set the stage for the most romantic moments, explored the abundant natural world and immersed ourselves in desert culture. Now we have the opportunity to offer our guests so much more, and our team is more dedicated than ever to ensuring that each and every stay with us is fully tailored and completely memorable.”
Blessed with year-round sunshine and an ideal location just 10 minutes from the international airport, guests of the newly expanded and significantly enhanced Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh will have their toes in the sand in no time as they settle in for a holiday to remember.
Families Love Four Seasons
Beginning with an expanded collection of accommodations ranging from connecting rooms to one and two bedroom pool suites, residential-style villas and chalets and the new beachfront Royal Suite, multigenerational families of all sizes will feel at home at Four Seasons. A total of seven outdoor pools – plus the Resort’s private beach – means youngsters can splash about while adults lounge in the sun, and with 12 different restaurants to choose from, every palate will be pleased.
As part of the expansion program, Four Seasons will introduce an all-new, fully supervised kids club offering a daily schedule of games, arts and crafts, cultural immersion, active play and more. The new facility will have several dedicated activity zones, including a space reserved just for teens.
As always at Four Seasons, younger guests are VIPs with surprise treats upon arrival, and when parents need a little adult time at the Spa or an evening alone, professional babysitting services are available in addition to the complimentary kids club.
Dive into One of the World’s Most Accessible Underwater Paradises
Just offshore of the Resort’s private beach are reefs teeming with colourful fish, and more than 70 world-class dive sites, many with intriguing shipwrecks, are just minutes away by boat. An all-new PADI dive centre will debut, ready to guide swimmers, snorkellers and divers of all ages and experience levels, with lessons and tips from PADI Instructor Riham Hussein and her team.
Those who love looking at water as much as being in it will bask in long days of sunshine on the south-facing private beach, perhaps opting for a sunset yacht cruise, and certainly taking advantage of the Resort’s seaside location to enjoy fresh catch in the restaurants, including the popular Reef Grill and the new Asian fusion restaurant Sintoho.
Just the Two of Us: Romantic Experiences
Whether marking a milestone anniversary or simply wanting to get away for the weekend, Four Seasons offers an array of rooms and suites couples may never want to leave, but when they do, 44 hectares (more than 100 acres) of lush gardens invite sunset strolls, terraces set the stage for moonlit dinners, and poolside cabanas offering full beverage service allow couples to relax and recharge. Active couples will love exploring the undersea world together, while the renovated spa pavilion is the place to be pampered.
Planning a proposal? This jewel of a resort is the perfect setting for anything from a private moment just for two to a grand gesture that will have everyone cheering when the answer is a definite “yes.”
Destination Weddings at Four Seasons
Now with double the event space, not to mention a team of wedding specialists ready to make dreams come true, Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is a fantastic choice for a destination wedding.
Myriad options for a picture-perfect wedding ceremony abound indoors in the new convention centre, outdoors under swaying palms in the gardens or on the beach, or even in the private setting of the couple’s suite. When it’s time to celebrate, the Resort can host intimate gatherings in a range of outdoor venues, including the Pearl Garden for up to 30 guests, or as many as 2,000 guests in the Royal Palm Garden facing the sea. For wedding parties, the renovated spa is the ideal venue for hen parties and big day preparations.
From initial inquiry to perfect execution, the team of Four Seasons weddings specialists will work closely with wedding couples and their families to bring dreams to life and customise every detail.
More Memorable Events
The new convention centre will double the capacity of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh to host events for up to 2,000 participants or guests. Once complete, the Resort will boast four indoor function rooms ranging in size from 60 to 750 square metres (645 to 8,000 square feet), with an additional four outdoor spaces along with private dining experiences in the Resort’s restaurants. Selected facilities such as restaurants and the spa are also available for private bookings.
Options for group activities abound from volleyball tournaments and pool parties to cooking classes and cocktail cruises.
Highlights include a new 750 square metre (8,000 square foot) ballroom with adjacent pre-function space and 1,150 square metre (12,000 square foot) outdoor garden, and the new beachfront Royal Palm Garden, ideal for a cocktail reception to end a productive day of meetings.
For a full list of enhancements to come, click here.
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt