MGM MIRAGE, one of the world’s foremost hospitality organisations, has announced it is to build a luxury hotel at the Egyptian development of New Giza, alongside a spectacular new golf course designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb.
The hotel, to be called MGM Grand New Giza and targeted for completion in 2013, will sit alongside the TPL golf course and within a 1,500-acre development – the first masterplanned community in Egypt – that will also incorporate elegant homes, lavish restaurants, shopping malls, sporting facilities, a hospital and a university.
TPL Principal Tim Lobb said: “From the outset the client, TPL, and the whole design team have been committed to delivering a world class project the whole of Egypt can be proud of.
“With a luxurious hotel chain like MGM announcing it will be building a hotel complex, it underlines the class of this development and adds to the appeal of a resort which, when completed, will be a haven for fantastic golf and entertainment.”
TPL’s New Giza design is the company’s most dramatic yet, and is set on hills overlooking the ancient Pyramids. The course descends into the bowels of an old quarry where the design of the holes will use the natural features to add drama to the journey around the course.
Tim Lobb added: “The 3rd hole will now be an amazing hole to play, as the golfer will be playing towards the Pyramids and adjacent to the MGM Grand hotel.”
Once completed, the New Giza Development will also feature 2,500 villas and townhouses – 80% of which will enjoy views of Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza. Phase one of the housing development is already sold out.
For further information about Thomson Perrett & Lobb’s New Giza project watch a video by logging onto www.tpl.eu.com/library-giza.php
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