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As the very first Leading Hotel of the World in Egypt, saying it’s turning heads and causing stirs doesn’t quite scratch the surface. The Chedi El Gouna is splendid, both intentionally and organically, and with the hotel making it on the list of the most anticipated 2023 openings across key publications, we couldn’t be more excited to share. Travelogue and destination gurus’ biggest titles, including CN Traveller, The Times UK and Forbes are in awe with The Chedi El Gouna’s opening, making all of us wonder how this luxury resort manages to stun and charm the world’s hot travel press.





The flagship location is what initially captivates attention. Quite literally hugged by the most picturesque skies and breathtaking seascapes of the Red Sea, El Gouna’s surreal beauty and sophisticated integration inspires Conde Nast Traveller in hailing The Chedi El Gouna as one of “the best places to go in 2023 [situated in a town that creates] an opportunity for richer engagement with local communities, slower travel, and more meaningful – and joyful – human connection”.


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But what strikes all the right notes is El Gouna’s sense of hospitality that’s always forward thinking. From the grassroot visions of serene luxury across Switzerland’s Andermatt and Montenegro’s Luštica Bay, it was inevitable to bring the same unparalleled upscale services to the heart of the Red Sea. The Chedi El Gouna’s unique focus on “sophistication, tranquillity, exclusivity and uncompromising quality” means guests will enjoy opulent experiences that are both authentic and exquisite.


a couple sitting on the porch of their hotel room at the chedi el gouna hotel



It’s one thing to exceed expectations and a whole other thing to envelope you in the surprising realisations that there’s something sensationally luxurious you should have experienced before as a travel buff, but never knew you needed until today. The Chedi El Gouna manages to achieve this impact with an unprecedented quality of service, painting a picture of upscale hospitality from your very arrival. “With charming character and a stunning beachfront location, complemented by The Chedi’s signature Asian aesthetics of intuitive luxury, timeless design and contemporary cool experience [across this] sumptuous eco-friendly getaway”, the picture becomes clearer. It’s a subtle recurrence of pampering across your entire stay.

Travel Daily admires the inclusive nature of the hotel’s luxurious philosophy, “welcoming families with children…with carefully curated services” without compromising on the exquisite identity of The Chedi El Gouna as “a spa-focused hotel”.


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Designating it as the “The swish new hotel” in the Red Sea, The Times impressively notes how “food, fitness and wellness are big priorities here”. Describing El Gouna’s natural majestic beauty, a majesty that is mirrored in every detail of The Chedi’s features from guests’ very waking moment: “from my throne of a bed, I look out at a scene that could so easily have been coloured by Matisse…The sea has been scuffed into a deep, dark blue by the offshore wind and splodged with white dive boats heading for coral reefs. And then to top it all, the distant embroidery of kitesurfers, their colourful stitches zipping back and forth across the sky. It looks like an animated painting, drenched in sunlight. And I’m keen to make the most of it.”

The remarkable quality of services is well recognised. With 165 staff members for just 82 rooms, the tailored excellence is “personable, particularly [through] those who’d been brought across from the Chedi in Montenegro, and happy to engage with guests”.

The Times also compliments our town’s weather rendering it a “kitesurfing Nirvana” without forgetting to applaud El Gouna’s world renowned Abu Tig Marina as “the most elegant place for gentle nightlife, with outdoor cocktail bars and even a floating restaurant, Pier 88”.




Hot on the trail for the next alluring adventure, Fora Travel was quick to recommend this “sleek Egyptian hideaway”, promising an unforgettable experience at The Chedi El Gouna: “staying here might just be the closest thing to living like royalty, with its impeccable dining, sumptuous spa, immaculate beach, extensive menu of activities (including golf and various water sports) and hyper-individualized service”.


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Tailored experiences in El Gouna come as no surprise as it is “one of the most highly sought-after short haul destinations for sun-seeking Brits” and European travellers. “Exuding an exclusive feel that already draws in an affluent set during high season, El Gouna is home to [spectacular resorts that] exude the kind of effortless sophistication you’ll quickly come to know The Chedi brand for”.

Unleashing the imagination of even the pickiest of travellers, “at The Chedi, it’s all about letting it all go, and nothing is too much trouble for the wonderfully attentive staff”. Guests enjoy uniquely refined dining experiences at The Restaurant, “where the menu [is] quite simply sublime, and the setting, just breath-taking, [while] Nihon is a celebration of old-world flavours and techniques, and the dedication to excellence”.



With this newest addition to our town’s masterful hospitality experiences, the cream of the crop stays true to its location. “The Chedi El Gouna will further enhance the town’s gorgeous spirit with its intuitive luxury experience”. This intuition is at the heart of the eco-conscious resort and it’s what makes guests return craving more signature unique experiences.


The Chedi El Gouna’s anticipated opening has not gone unnoticed by the world’s biggest travel-centred media outlets and major publications. We are so proud to witness this newest marvel in our town with its “state-of-the-art spa and wellness center, plus access to the Red Sea’s phenomenal snorkeling and scuba diving and to Egypt’s cultural and historical sites” (Forbes).

Book your world class luxury stay at The Chedi El Gouna directly through our platforms and revel in the added unique benefits and privileges for a truly memorable stay!

Samaa Ayman

Samaa Ayman

Sam Ayman is a Rowayat award winning writer, academic consultant and one very proud mama bear. In 2015 she moved to El Gouna, inspired by its incomparable charm and unique identity. Besides raising her little Gounie Roman Pharaoh, Sam enjoys messing up her kitchen and pretending to workout. After years of publishing short works and stories, her debut novel The King's Debt was released in 2019. The gripping thriller explores social dynamics and gender issues through several feminist perspectives.

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