Starwood opens Westin in Egypt


Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the debut of the Westin brand in Egypt, with the opening of The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa. The resort, in the Soma Bay peninsula in Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera, sits at the centre of the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Gary Player.

The hotel offers 166 guestrooms and suites, with views of the course, the Red Sea and the desert. The resort grounds feature an outdoor pool and deck, and a 24-hour fitness studio. The Cascades Spa & Thalasso is equipped with a saltwater lap pool as well as 65 treatment rooms for massages and beauty treatments and the latest technology for aesthetic treatments and hydrotherapy.

The opening of The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa marks Starwood’sfifth hotel in the Red Sea Riviera and the 11th hotel in Egypt. In 2016, Starwood has plans to re-open the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino following an extensive renovation, introduce The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes, and debut the St. Regis brand with the opening of The St. Regis Cairo.