Just received this email off the hotel. Not sure if it has been posted but thought it might be useful to any visitors going there....
The 14th of June 2010
Dear valued Guest,
As part of our island improvement projects, we would like to seize this opportunity to update you on the latest status of the renovation and the construction works that had commenced in January 2010.
With regards to the first renovation phase of 80 rooms incl. 4 suites, 2 handicapped rooms; 70% of the work is completed including: newly tiled and equipped bathrooms, new with a small window to the inner court yard. The bedrooms are now as well tiled and have a new ceiling. New flat screen TV’s are being installed and between all the terraces we install mosquito traps.
The new Reception & Lobby building is erected and we are now working on the interior fittings and decoration. This building will house as well the new Shop Arcade and a modern, light flooded meeting room for up to 200 persons. We expect to move our administration offices, the reservation and reception to the new building towards the end of July.
A new two lines bridge is now connecting Kings Island with the main land which can carry loads up to 40 tons at the time. For the time being works still are carried out to update the infrastructure underneath it including an all new sewage line, connecting the hotel with the public sewage station in Bayadya. We are expecting to officially open the bridge after about two months (by end of July).
Foundations and underground infrastructures of the all new bungalows as well as the spa building have been settled successfully on the south side of Kings Island and now we are working on the buildings themselves.
Preliminary digging of the new large pool which will have the same dimension as our existing infinity pool have been concluded and the concrete for the base has been poured.
The Zoo has been successfully transferred to its new location on the east side of the Island and we got as well two new inhabitants in it, a 2 year old camel named “Omar” and a ½ year old brown male horse by the name of “Jolly”.
So far the hotel still operates normally with 227 rooms in use, offering the usual high level of service and comfort to all our guests, first timers as well as highly esteemed long time repeaters such your good self.
I hope this short update is reaching you in the best of health and remain with best wishes from sunny Kings Island, hoping being able to welcome you back at the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor in the very near future.