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July 27th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Marassi Mediterranean Marine and Golf Resort
Emaar has revealed a new $1.7bn mixed use project in Egypt, Marassi, located on a 7km strip of land at Sidi Abdel Rahman and Alamein. Emaar will develop a resort with up to 3,000 hotel rooms, a marina, golf course, hospital, healthcare facilities as well as other developments. The project is expected to take more than five years to complete.
CLIENT EMAAR Misr
CHALLENGE Create a world class destination resort development along one of the most pristine beaches on the North Coast of Egypt. The biggest challenge was to incorporate a diverse program of uses within the site which is comprised of sensitive coastal dunes and beaches, and vast areas of subkha (areas inundated with salt brine and seawater).
SOLUTION The master plan layout was driven by the unique characteristics of the site, incorporating golf and a man-made canal into the vast subkha area of the site. Guidelines have been established which stress the importance of utilizing native xeriscape to create a more natural, environmentally sensitive design solution. Architectural districts have been created to integrate with a variety of distinct site conditions.
SIZE 560 hectares (1,384 acres) Eight resort hotels (2,500 keys)
AMENITIES Resort Master Plan to include: eight resort hotels; 150 slip yacht marina; residential villas overlooking 18-hole golf course and man-made lagoon with pedestrian promenade; village center including: souk with mixed-use commercial, retail, civic, residential, and events center
SCOPE/STATUS New Build / In Progress
July 27th, 2010, 09:44 PM
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH, I don't know what happen to me these days. the Project is in Alexandria not Cairo.
egypt69, can you change the topic title when ever you can :)
July 27th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Actually its in Sidi Abdel Rahman, and not Alexandria. Its at least 120 km west of Alex, even further than Marina El Alamein.
This project is definitely the North Coast's biggest and most luxurious.
SO luxurious, it will even have Armani Residences designed by Giorgio Armani himself!
I went last summer and had some excellent construction pics, but they all were accidentally deleted :doh:
The only thing completed LAST summer (August 2009), was the Beach Club House. It was incredible, Ultra-Luxury, and Ultra-Modern design. There are staff in sleek white unifroms, they pick you up from the lavish Marble enterance, escort you in a Golf Cart to the beach. The beach is beautiful, white sands and crystal coloured water. There is a DJ playing music, a large pool, and a Watersports centre.
I remember hundreds of villas underconstruction too, im sure by now much more construction has taken place since the time I was there.
But expect a massive project which screams luxury and class. Marassi is gonna be the place to be.
July 27th, 2010, 10:26 PM
WOW. I want to see it so hard. I hope I can find pictures to see how luxurious this is.
but for your information Sidi Abdel Rahman, is under Alexandria's government. but anyway it doesn't matter.
July 29th, 2010, 03:04 AM
Here you go, some photos of the completed Beach Club House:
Stretching over a 20,000 sq m area, the Moroccan-style beach club had a built-up area of 2,000 sq m accommodating a ground floor and two above-ground floors.
July 29th, 2010, 03:06 AM
WAW! that looking great. but the moroccan style :lol:
but I have to say. I must visit it one day.
July 29th, 2010, 03:14 AM
Here are some better pics of the lavish Beach Club House I was talking about :cheers: :
July 29th, 2010, 03:22 AM
July 29th, 2010, 03:40 AM
Golf Course Construction:
July 29th, 2010, 03:51 AM
Emaar Properties and Armani S.p.A unveil Armani Residences in Marassi, Egypt
From left to right: Mr.Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties and Mr Giorgio Armani.
Emaar Properties PJSC in partnership with Armani S.p.A have announced the highly sought-after Armani Residences in Marassi, Emaar's flagship resort development in Egypt.
Personally designed by fashion icon Giorgio Armani, this will be the first villa offering under the Armani Residences collaboration.
Taking the 'Live with Armani' philosophy to Egypt, the Armani Residences, Marassi will be set on the Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, one of the most picturesque and historic beaches in the country.
This exclusive destination will be a distinctive Mediterranean lifestyle experience that builds on the maiden beachfront ambience of the location and offers connoisseurs from around the world the opportunity to experience Mr Armani's style of understated elegance and simplicity.
The resort-style residences featuring a combination of stacked villas and three- and four-bedroom villas, all facing the Mediterranean Sea, will be an integral part of Marassi, the LE9.92bn (Dhs6.39bn; $1.74bn) master-planned community developed by Emaar Misr, the wholly-owned country subsidiary of Emaar.
Spread across 1,544 acres of tourist land, Marassi is an all-year round destination and enjoys the unique location advantage of being in the best stretch of beach on the North Coast. The 6.25 million sq m gated community has premier leisure amenities including a world-class beach resort, a vibrant town centre, marina, golf course and hotels set amidst lush greenery and lagoons.
Mr Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said:
"Armani Residences, Marassi blends the advantages of a spectacular location with the world's most elegant and refined home designs. Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay is a historic Mediterranean beach destination where Emaar Misr, through Marassi, is bringing in a new lifestyle. Armani Residences will be a superior value addition to Marassi, as these elegant homes have the personal touch of Giorgio Armani."
Mr Giorgio Armani said:
"While designing the Armani Residences, Marassi I integrated several elements that capture the serenity and calm of beachfront living. I was also keen to present residents with personalised living spaces that conveyed the comfort, simplicity and understated elegance - cornerstones of the Armani Residences offering."
In designing the Armani Residences, Marassi, Giorgio Armani responds to the equitable climate and location advantage by creating classical spaces qualified by space, light and structural order. Cutting away from confusing stylistic notions, the architecture of the homes are based on the functionality and aesthetics of volume, light and surface. As a lifestyle experience, this translates to living in close harmony with nature by maximising the benefits of the beachfront ambience.
Mr Sameh Muhtadi, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Misr for Development S.A.E, said:
"Marassi has several distinctive features that make it a prized resort development including one of the region's largest Marinas. A beach club and hotel are already operational and work on the resort is progressing ahead of schedule. The Armani Residences at Marassi will further build its appeal as an unparalleled Mediterranean destination on par with Greek, Italian or French beach resorts."
The villa sizes range from 250 to 500 sq m with each unit featuring a private pool. Common area amenities include retail outlets, boardwalk lounge, health club, reflective pool, resort club, screening room, swimming pools and pool deck. There will be designated reception and drop-off points for the convenience of residents and guests.
The furnishing and bespoke finishes of all homes are master-designed by Mr Armani himself. An exclusive range of Armani/Casa home furnishings - a variant of which is used at Armani Residences, Burj Dubai - will give elegant sophistication to the residences. These exclusive residences will also feature automated systems for security, temperature and drapery control, lighting and air-conditioning.
Following roadshows in several international markets, the world's first Armani Residences located in the iconic Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, were launched end 2007 to overwhelming international investor response. The Armani Residences redefines modern living by creating warm, welcoming, harmonious and luxury spaces combined with elegant designs and furnishing.
The Marassi homes will also be promoted internationally, thus adding more appeal to Egypt as a resort investment destination.
Emaar is also developing the Armani Hotel Dubai - one of the first to be opened as part of the collaboration between Emaar and Giorgio Armani S.p.A - also to be situated in Burj Dubai. Several Armani Hotels and Armani Residences are being planned in the world's most prominent international cities.
Marassi, two hours by road from Cairo, is accessible from the Burj El Arab and El Alamein airports, both offering direct connections to major European and Middle Eastern cities.
July 31st, 2010, 11:34 PM
Woow! This project is awesome! Great that Armani will build residence.
September 16th, 2011, 11:03 PM
20 months and we will have the villas finished does this mark the end of construction?
May 6th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Marah 2012's update from the official website,
May 6th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Amazing progress! I changed my mind, screw Madinaty, I'm getting a house here instead. :D
May 6th, 2012, 07:03 PM
looool, why? a House near Alex and on the awesome sidi abdel rahman's beach for the summer and a house in the capital.
May 6th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Yeah, that sounds better. But I'll be living here most of the time! :D
That beach looks amazing, it almost looks like the Red Sea.
May 6th, 2012, 07:58 PM
MashaAllah, it is amazing
August 16th, 2012, 06:03 PM