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Hotel of the month
Dear Reader,

Every month H&R MAGAZINE will present the HOTEL OF THE MONTH both online and in the printed magazine. As H&R MAGAZINE wants to meet the desires and interests of the readers we decided to leave the choice of the hotel to be presented to you!

Please vote for your favorite hotel on the Red Sea Coast from El Gouna to Marsa Alam or send us your comments about a hotel you have visited. The most popular and voted hotel will be the featured hotel in next months issue.

In this first issue the H&R MAGAZINE team choose to spotlight the HILTON HURGHADA RESORT as this hotel is an institution in Hurghada, being built in 1994 and has also been renovated in the last few years.

From the next issue the HOTEL OF THE MONTH will be your choice. Just e-mail us your vote: []
 Discover the Hilton Hurghada Resort
Hilton is a name that does not need introductions. It is synonymous with quality, stylishness and refinement. Hilton Hotels Corporation is the first choice of the world's travelers, building on the rich heritage and strength of its brands by consistently delighting its customers; investing in the team members; delivering innovative products and services; expanding the family of brands and continuously improving performance.

Hilton Hurghada Resort is part of the big family of Hilton Hotels Corporation and it represents perfectly all values of the big international chain.

Hilton Hurghada Resort is located directly on Hurghada Bay and on the promenade area. Hurghada Bay is a renowned area for scuba diving with its tropical species of fish, coral reef and water sports activities. Perfectly overlooking the bay, Hilton Hurghada Resort is the right place for those who seek underwater exploration. The Promenade is a quiet and safe area where children can play,
tourists can walk while shopping or can have dinner in typical restaurants and coffee shops, you can try a yoga or tae bo lesson or enjoy a night of dancing at the disco. It is 5 minutes from the International Airport of Hurghada and 10 minutes from the center of Sekalla, the newest part of the town, with shops, restaurants and places to relax and have fun.

The Resort is an institution in Hurghada, being built in 1994 and then opened in 1995. In 2004 it was renewed and came to a new life gaining also the 5* classification by the Egyptian Hotel Association

The Hotel is composed of front rooms which are connected to the sea, with a large swimming pool and a spacious
private sandy beach. The villa rooms are located on the other side of the road and have their own swimming pool and are also close to the health center. In the “Health & Fitness Club” guests can enjoy a massage, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room to relax; can have a squash session in the court, spend their time in the gym or swim in the swimming pool, which is heated in winter. Then they can relax at the “Vita-Pro Health Bar” with a healthy juice or smoothie which will revitalize them after a workout in the Health Club.

The front area, with architecturally clean lines, deeply comfortable surroundings and a relaxing atmosphere, is the heart of Hilton Hurghada Resort and guests here find everything they need, a heated swimming pool for adults and children and private sandy beach; a huge garden with scented flowers, plants and trees and with a lovable “succulent plant corner”; a private marina where boats leave from to take divers and snorkelers to their daily visit to the wonders of the Red Sea or basis for all water sports such as windsurfing, kayak and more relaxing glass boats; a tennis court; the kids playground and 11 bars and restaurants.

Rooms at Hilton Hurghada Resort all overlook the beach, the garden or the pools. Before 2004’s renovation the Resort had 330 rooms; after the number rose to 392 and the rooms have been decorated with great attention and care. All rooms have private balcony or terrace, air conditioning with individual control, direct dial telephone, European and Arabic Satellite TV, Mini bar, internet access, hairdryer and safety deposit boxes. Guests can choose from different accommodations types from standard Hilton rooms to Suites. Hilton traditional rooms have a garden or pool view with sliding patio doors. Rooms Plus, in Art-Deco style, have a balcony, sliding patio doors, garden or pool view and some of them also have a seating area with sofa. Special touches include in-room magazines. Deluxe Plus Rooms have a sea view and are in Art Deco-style, with a balcony and sliding patio doors. Special touches include magazines, slippers and flowers. Suites are in Art Deco-style with a balcony, garden view, a seating area with sofa and a marble bathroom. Some suites have a sofa bed or a pool view. Special touches include fluffy bathrobes and flowers.

During 2004’s renovation the first aim was to improve rooms, soon after the management looked at ways to improve the swimming pools and food & beverage outlets. The water in the swimming pool is now automatically checked and monitored to ensure hygiene and cleanliness. Each evening maintenance takes place so in the morning the water is perfect for swimmers.

Food & Beverage outlets are the pride of Hilton Hurghada Resort with its eleven Bars and Restaurants. Guests have a lot to choose from! The Blue Sky Restaurant is the main eating area used for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is situated on the first floor looking down on the lobby area from a balcony. The Beach Restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy delicious lunches or just salads,
snacks or ice-creams while sitting on the wooden veranda and enjoying the views of the Red Sea. La Casa Restaurant serves á la carte fine Italian cuisine in a warm and cosy atmosphere. Lagoona Restaurant offers fish and seafood specialties and the guests can dine under the stars on the outdoor terrace just some steps from the sea. At the Lobby Lounge, near the entrance to the Hilton Hurghada Resort, drinks and snacks are available 24-hours a day. The new Marhaba Oriental Café brings customers the oriental atmosphere with cushions and rugs. Here you can try the Egyptian cuisine or sample a traditional shisha water pipe watching one of the entertainment shows that daily delight guests. The Marina Bar is located directly on the sea, on the private beach of the Resort, and gives the clients a wonderful view of the Red Sea while snacking on a specialty burger or enjoying a cocktail. At the Pool Bar there are sunken stools so you can stay cool and refreshed while enjoying fresh juices.
The Pub is a delicious corner near the entrance where guests enjoy a game of billiards on the full-size table or relax on leather sofas and bar stools to watch the live sporting events. The Villa Pool Bar is by the swimming pool at the rear of the complex and serves light bar snacks and a kidsí menu is also available. 321 Bar & Lounge is open till 1.00am giving guests the option to enjoy a
relaxed drink with friends in a chic environment.

The Hilton Hurghada Resort also provides guests with hairdresser, laundry service, doctor on call, baby sitting service upon request together with a business and mailing services.

Hilton Hurghada Resort offers different types of accommodations for all the guests needs, a large variety of restaurants and bar for all tastes, the clear warm Red Sea or the shallow and quiet water of the pools. In addition we can say that, although the Hilton Hurghada Resort has all types of entertainments and you can choose between eleven pubs, bars & restaurants, the main thing you feel while walking around is peace and tranquillity. In the gardens, with hundreds of flowers and trees, with the grass perfectly cut and the succulent plants corner, you “enjoy the silence”. But if you need energy and activities such as beach volley or you want to lie on the sand while listening to the music you just have to reach the “animation corner” and you’ll find fun and entertainment!

Last, but not least, safety aspects in the Hilton Hurghada Resort are a high priority. Cameras operate in the Lobby and all entrances to the Hilton Hurghada Resort. The hotel has 24-hour security patrols and guests really feel safe. More than this, external contractors check the quality within the hotel and when the Ministry of Tourism sends unannounced external auditors to check the hotels quality Hilton Hurghada Resort always reaches high scores.

Hilton Hurghada Resort is a complete resort which fully satisfies all requests from guests. It is a perfectly organized holiday destination for families, groups of friends, singles and children.