Egypt: Showcase - Red Sea resort properties

Six beachfront properties offering meeting facilities and access to a diver's paradise.

- Grand Rotana Resort & Spa

Offering 480 rooms and a ballroom for 380 standing guests, this Sharm El Sheikh five-star has hosted the World Economic Forum, L'Oreal, Microsoft and Oracle. Al fresco banquets for up to 1,300 can be staged by the pool or in the Roman theatre. Other features include three meeting rooms, a 500-seat restaurant and Zen spa. Web www.rotana.com

- Hilton Dahab Resort

Sporty types can enjoy windsurfing, diving, snorkelling and beach volleyball at the Hilton Dahab Resort. Guests stay in 163 bungalows and dining options include four restaurants plus roof top and beach bars. A small business suite has three meeting spaces up to 80 people and a banqueting room for 50. Web www.hiltonworldresorts.com

- Conrad Sharm El Sheikh

Ras Nosrani Bay's rich sea life makes this 470-room five-star a popular diving destination. Land lovers can sample mountain biking and dune-buggy racing, while the private 500-metre beach can host parties for up to 800. There are a range of dining options and indoor event spaces for up to 180 seated delegates. Web www.conradhotels.com

- Hyatt Regency Taba Heights

This Hyatt property boasts balconies facing the Red Sea from all 426 rooms. It's located at the foot of the Sinai mountains in landscaped gardens and lagoons. There are 20 dive sites close by, plus an on-site gym, Olympic lap pool and sauna suite. The property's modest meeting facilities seat 150. Web www.taba.regency.hyatt.com

- Radisson SAS Resort Taba

Handy for airports in Taba, Eilat, Aqaba and Sharm El Sheikh, this 345-room hotel is close to prime tourist spots like Mount Moses, Colored Canyon, Cairo and Pharaoh Island. It offers meeting space for 120, a gym and spa, and four restaurants including the outdoor Mirage, which is ideal for themed banquets. Web www.radissonsas.com

- Intercontinental Hurghada Abu Soma

Great for large groups, this 445-room property can organise horse riding, water-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, tennis and squash incentives. Six restaurants serve Italian, Lebanese, Greek, Oriental, American and Mediterranean cuisine. There is also private function space for 400, a gym and spa. Web www.ichotelsgroup.com.

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