Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Announces Major Expansion and Enhancement Project

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Published August 23rd, 2021 - 08:11 GMT
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Announces Major Expansion and Enhancement Project
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh.
Highlights
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh has been a favourite of sunseekers since opening nearly 20 years ago.

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 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.

“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 Palace, 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.

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 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.

By the numbers, here’s what return guests and those discovering Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh for the first time can look forward to in late 2021:

  • The Resort will double in size from 22 to 44 hectares facing the Red Sea against a backdrop of picturesque mountains. Accommodations and dining terraces spill down a lushly landscaped hillside with meandering pathways around the pools, or guests can choose golf carts or one of two funiculars to get to the beach faster or return to their rooms after a long day in the sun.
  • Guest accommodations will swell by 89, bringing the total offering to 169 rooms and a remarkable 120 suites and chalets, including 28 new one and two bedroom suites (13 boasting private pools) and a lavish new beachfront Palace spanning 565 square metres (6,000 square feet). The Resort is laid out in the form of an Arabian village, with Moorish-inspired architecture including roof domes, arched doorways framing sea views, and fountain courtyards beneath more than 3,000 palm trees.
  • The always creative Director of Food and Beverage Simone Cerea and his team are adding five new dining outlets to the culinary offering, bringing the total to 12 unique food and beverage options ranging from casual poolside grills to Italian specialities, Middle Eastern flavours and family-friendly al fresco dining. New dining experiences will include a pan-Asian concept featuring a teppanyaki bar; Zitouni Restaurant serving authentic Lebanese dishes; and a stylish Italian cuisine.
  • An all-new Spa featuring 13 treatment rooms and a new 22 metre (72 foot) outdoor lap pool, plus sauna, steam and whirlpool, and a new spa boutique. Spa Director Ina Iordachescu and her team of high trained therapists invite guests into a world of Egyptian beauty, with Bedouin-inspired wellness rituals offered alongside the latest results-driving therapies. Insider tip: Spa therapist Poo will transport guests to Thailand with her sensitive touch.
  • A new two-storey indoor/outdoor fitness centre will offer state-of-the-art cardio and weight training, with group classes and private training available.
  • Three new outdoor swimming pools, for a total of seven pools across the Resort, including options for families and couples. The one kilometre (3,300 foot) palm-fringed beach gives way to secluded sandy coves against striking limestone cliffs.
  • Recreational facilities moving to the expanded resort property include four tennis courts and an indoor squash court, as well as the new beachside PADI dive centre – the only dive centre with access to 76 Red Sea dive sites. Four Seasons guests also have access to complimentary equipment for volleyball, water polo, lawn games and more.
  • The new convention centre doubles the capacity of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh to host events for up to 2,000 participants or guests with nine indoor and outdoor function spaces ranging from 60 to 1,150 square metres (645 to 12,380 square feet) in size. Insider tip: A beautiful setting depends on the details, so be sure to consult with renowned on-site floral artist Malak Taher to customise the space or provide bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party.
  • Four Seasons is perfectly situated just 10 minutes from the international airport, and the concierge team can arrange easy access to the area’s historic and biblical landmarks, nearby golf courses and myriad desert adventures.

Background Information

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

At Four Seasons, we believe in recognizing a familiar face, welcoming a new one and treating everyone we meet the way we would want to be treated ourselves. Whether you work with us, stay with us, live with us or discover with us, we believe our purpose is to create impressions that will stay with you for a lifetime. It comes from our belief that life is richer when we truly connect to the people and the world around us.

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