Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Opens May 15, 2002

TORONTO, March 25 Two luxury hotels. Two unique experiences. One fascinating country. The 200-room Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh will open May 15, 2002. Located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Red Sea, Four Seasons first resort in the Middle East is an ideal second stop for visitors traveling to Cairo — home to the company's first property in Egypt.

Sharm El Sheikh is an exciting destination, offering a mix of discovery and tranquility, said Isadore Sharp, Chairman and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The Resort has the feel of an ancient village, yet offers modern diversions such as world-class spa facilities, fine dining and diving … the perfect complement to a stay at our Hotel in Cairo.

Everything that makes Egypt so enchanting can be found within the bounds of the Resort, from the views of the Red Sea to the desert. It is a magical setting in which guests can enjoy rest and relaxation or venture out to some of the area's renowned sites. Several pools, a 5,500-square-foot Spa and Wellness Centre, five restaurants featuring flavours from around the world, secluded beaches and a private pier make Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh a destination unto itself.

The waters of the Red Sea are known around the world for superior diving. The Concierge can arrange expeditions for both beginners and experienced divers. The influence of the sea can also be enjoyed at the Spa and Wellness Centre — Sharm El Sheikh's largest and most luxurious. Guests can receive ancient Egyptian beauty treatments in one of the 12 private indoor or outdoor treatment rooms. Separate complete facilities are provided for both men and women.

The extensive facilities at the Resort make it an ideal venue for meetings and incentive groups. Events and activities of all descriptions can be accommodated easily in the 21,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Meeting rooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment for presentations; sound and staging can be arranged for entertainment; and barbecues can be held on large terraces overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Resort.

Daily flights between Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh make it possible to combine the two destinations during a trip to Egypt. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence opened in May 2000. This city Hotel is located close to the Nile and the pyramids and provides visitors to this gateway to the Middle East with a comfortable and luxurious setting.

In addition to Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh and the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, Four Seasons will open hotels in Amman, Riyadh and Tokyo later this year. The company's growing portfolio now includes 55 hotels in 25 countries around the world. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is now taking reservations on-line for visits beginning May 15, 2002 at http://www.fourseasons.com/