Deutsche Hospitality has opened the 153-key Steigenberger Hotel El Lessan in Egypt's Ras el Bar holiday destination.
The hotel, extending over a total area of 4,200 square metres, offers 153 rooms, including 15 suites. All rooms feature a balcony with Nile and sea view.
Facilities include a main restaurant, the Sea Lobby Bar, four fully equipped conference rooms, including two large ballrooms, a gym area and a large outdoor pool with a pool bar. Plans are also in place to open a roof deck restaurant with a great view of the Nile and the Mediterranean Sea.
The new Steigenberger Hotel El Lessan is aimed at the upper end of the market.
Egypt-born hotelier Hisham Mohamed Saied has been appointed as the property's general manager. Bringing 15 years of experience in hotel management, Saied has held various leadership positions in the Jaz Hotel Group during this time, and has at times been in charge of up to 1,000 guest rooms and as many as 850 members of staff.
Deutsche Hospitality CEO Thomas Willms said in a statement: "The Steigenberger Hotel El Lessan is the first luxury hotel to be launched in the region. We have achieved a further expansion of our local presence and have also been able to bring about a significant enhancement in the relevance of the Steigenberger brand."