lagoon golf and hotel building with beach at El Gouna Steigenberger resort after renovation


Marking the long-anticipated end to an ambitious beginning, the iconic Steigenberger Golf Resort is the first hotel in El Gouna to have shut its doors from the public for a complete renovation. On 15th of February this top to toe revamped beauty will once again welcome guests with its signature presence stepping into the new year with modern flair.

With its origins inspired by a tale of love for a stunning location and excellence in hospitality, award winning Michael Graves designed the hotel with a deep respect for heritage while facilitating modern luxuries in mind. Situated amidst shimmering lagoons and golf greens stretching as far as they eye can see, El Gouna’s iconic domes, arched windows and raw horticulture coupled with The Steigenberger’s signature cosmopolitan vision of “Gastfreundschaft” stand as a testament to timeless hospitality at its finest.


aerial view of steigenberger beach and bar after reoponing*Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna aerial view

A full renovation reimagined by GG & Grace now invites the modern traveler to impeccable quality, impressively reconceptualised designs and uplifted dining experiences. Here are some of the wonderful updates to expect from this new and improved beloved member of an internationally acclaimed chain:

Aesthetic Charisma

True hospitality is a harmonious medley of local authenticity and world-renowned standards of the Deutsche Hospitality Group. Revamped and flatteringly gorgeous, a deep attention to detail now graces every space across the resort’s grand interior.

Royal blue touches in the lobby add elegance to the surrounding earthy tones. Light ivory marble and auburn wood give definitive character, particularly within intricate arabesque panelling that embellish this glowing scene. Everything has been carefully selected, down to the speckled dinnerware and china with its raw edges that artfully accent your meals.

El Gouna’s natural beauty attracts visitors all year round, so it’s no surprise that The Steigenberger Golf Resort’s renovations conceptualised an emphasise on this unique nature. The main pool, which is now heated, is lined in earthy tiles for a relaxing experience of pristine colour and texture.

With harmonious designs in mind, the shops and luxury boutiques corner has been completely renewed for a fun and fanciful boho style shopping experience and uplifting beauty salon treatments.

Space Smart

Beauty meets efficiency here with a more expansive outdoor area as guests pass the lobby. Extended by relocating palms and other obstructions, guests can now enjoy an enviable open view of the main pool, green bar and the incredible winding lagoons beyond for a picturesque lounge.

All ground floor deluxe rooms and suites have also been modified, facilitating direct access to the Golf pool. With built-in marble seats framing the cosy pool bar centrepiece, a refreshing dip paired with your drink is now quite literally footsteps away from your stay!

balcony with long chair and drinks overviewing el gouna lagoons

Dining Delights

Nature rules the new dining concept at The Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna, from the ethereal light generously gracing Fairways-the resort’s main restaurant- with its teak wooden furniture and sandy marble stations. The main restaurant serves a rich buffet of tempting breakfast and dinner options. This spacious setting flaunts freshly prepared seasonal and exotic fruits, tart jams and compotes, refreshing juices, delicate pastries, premium international charcuterie and cheese boards and live waffle, pancake and egg preference stations. Treating guests to 5-star services, chefs prepare warm dining options such as sausages, baked potatoes and tasty Egyptian staples for a pampering no-self-serve experience. An a la carte lunch menu is also available.

The Lagoon Terrace a la carte menu features exquisite specialties such as the Crème of Wild Mushroom Soup decked in delicate carpaccio of chateaubriand with wild chocolate. Or how about a vegan take on the classic burger with their sweet potato red bean burger?

Fairways restaurant terrace at sunset with lagoon view

*Steigenberger Golf Resort Fairways Restaurant 

Delectably sophisticated, the renovations now host Harumaki: our town’s newest addition to El Gouna’s illustrious gastronomic portfolio. This superb Japanese restaurant is the only venue where you can enjoy a tantalising Teppanyaki menu and enticing sushi for authentic Japanese flavours to excite every palate. Settle the bet between the hottest nigiri and the crunchiest tempura or dive into their signature Steigenberger Dreams, a heavenly flavoursome festival of crab, shrimp tempura shrimp, avocado, smoked salmon and cream cheese.

lobby bar with bartender preparing firry cocktails

*Steigenberger Golf Resort Lobby Bar

The aptly named Hole 19 is the place to be for upscale cocktails and thirst-quenching mixes. Climb the stairs to the top for unparalleled views of the stretching golf plains with your favourite drink in hand- the perfect spot for your post golfing aperitivo.

To cater to the active golfers’ clientele, The Green Bar menu has also been perfected with new tasty and fresh options ranging from a light Bocadillo to more hearty dishes like the Curry Sausages or tacos.

In room dining has undergone an environmentally sustainable makeover with greener packaging and assortments. Enjoy the updated special room service menu for a private meal from the comfort of your stay.

Green Clientele

As a dear hospitality venue since the early beginnings of our gorgeous town, The Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna is keen to uphold our mission to protect and preserve the environment without compromising on quality.

The reopened hotel hosts sensors across all rooms and private domains to ensure lights, ACs and unused devices switch off once guests leave their premises.

Britta water filtration systems are also exclusively used to supply guests and potable services with clean, tasty and environmentally friendly drinks for guilt free delicious beverages!

Inspired by its location and heritage, golf is woven into the fabric of The Steigenberger since its beginnings. The hotel has always been a frequented favourite for golfers and this active community of golf aficionados have certainly been at the heart of the renovation concepts. With its scenic award-winning course, over 1.5 acres of evergreen plains and year-round optimal weather conditions mean lovers of this luxury sport are at the resort from at least 4 to 10. So naturally, greener hospitality features are at the heart of the renovation concepts.

Golf course with palm trees, lagoon and Steigenberger hotel el gouna in background

Accessible and Tech Friendly Comfort

One of the most anticipated features sure to exude comfort and efficiency in guests’ experience boasts a list of tech-smart amenities across the entire resort. From the very moment of arrival, guests are met with automatic auburn wooden doors that maintain their original beauty while allowing a stress-free entrance to the lobby. Golf cars facilitate the check-in process for a relaxed hospitable experience where guests cruise along the resort.

All rooms are fitted with touchscreen panels in multiple languages, making it easier for diversely capable guests to control and adjust their preferences, even from the comfort of their bedside tables.

Steigenberger hotel deluxe room with a king bed small sofa a chair and curtains el gouna

*Steigenberger hotel deluxe room

Whilst outdoors, accessibility remains a key feature, with the main pool entirely redesigned for smooth entrances and exits.

The Steigenberger Golf Resort welcomes you once more to the highest guest expectations in your favourite Red Sea town! Book directly through our online platforms to enjoy added perks and benefits that will make your stay extra special!

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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