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Grand Seas Resort Hostmark is superbly situated on the Red Sea coast, amidst pristine white sandy beaches that blend with lush greenery to create an ambiance of both tranquility and exhilaration, making it the ideal location for that special vacation you know you deserve. Architecturally the resort combines the elements of pure and simple design with refined elegance to generate an overall feeling of luxurious comfort. In addition Grand Seas Resort Hostmark enjoys an optimum location in southern Hurghada, only 15 km from the down town area and 10 km from the international airport.
We took great care to design Grand Seas Resort Hostmark in a U-shape so that every room enjoys a superb view of the beautiful gardens, the swimming pool and the Red Sea. There are 230 guest rooms giving you the choice of three types: *116 standard rooms *36 large rooms – “Deluxe” *76 suites, including a living room with sofa and a bedroom Every room has either a balcony or a terrace and is provided with: • Individually controlled air conditioning • Direct dial telephone • Mini Bar • Color TV with satellite channels • Private bathroom with shower • Hotel directory • Hair dryer • 24 hour room service Check in: 2:00 pm – Check out: 12:00 noon
With an exquisite view of the sea and the pool, Marhaba is the main restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Guests are welcomed to enjoy imaginatively themed nights based on various appetizing buffets featuring International, Oriental, Italian, American, Mediterranean, Mexican and Chinese cuisines. (Capacity 300 PAX).
Take a break in our coffee shop. We provide an “à la carte” menu with drinks, delicious ice cream and light snacks accompanied by your favourite music, as well as all the latest news. (Capacity 80 PAX) -Pool Bar: Nothing should interrupt your relaxation. So, whether you are swimming or sunbathing by the pool we are happy to serve you with cold drinks, light snacks and a tempting selection of ice creams from 9.00 am till sunset. (Capacity 55 PAX)
unbathing on the beach is a leisure, to satisfy your thirst our beach bar will serve you a wide selection of cocktails in addition to delicious snacks and ice creams, from 9.00 am till sunset. (Capacity 35 PAX) –
For fun-filled nights move your body to the beat of your favourite music and quench your well earned thirst with our exotic cocktails. We feature light music from 7.00 pm till 10.00 pm and continue with all the latest hits till 1.00 am.
Our Aqua Center offers all the thrills of: Banana Boat Water skiing Snorkeling and sea trips windsurf center offers surfing ,kiting, wakeboarding Other sports available for your enjoyment include: • Beach volleyball • Water basketball • Water volleyball • Water polo • Darts • Speed ball • Aperitif games • Aerobics We also offer all the facilities of a large swimming pool/children’s pool. If you favor more sedentary pursuits why not visit our billiard room on the ground floor of the main building. Kids Corner: No one is too young for Grand Seas Resort Hostmark. We have various activities for your kids enjoyment, it caters from age 3 to 10 years. We also offer one outdoor playground on the beach, as well as the kids club located on the ground floor of the main building.
Whether it is for business or pleasure, the hotel’s conference room (750 square meters) is a perfect venue for conventions and other events. Located on the first floor it is equipped with all necessary conference facilities, including overhead projector; PA system, screen flip chart, video and computer. Tailor-made to suit your requirements buffets, seated lunches or dinners, and a varied coffee breaks menu are all available from our Food and Beverage department.
U.S.$ 59.00 per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and dinner and inclusive of service charge & taxes( rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2010 except x-mas & new year and easter period) U.S.$ 85.00 per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and dinner and inclusive of service charge & taxes( rate valid for x-mas & new year and easter period)
rate valid for all markets except west european. Supplement for x-mas gala dinner 104.00 $ per person. Supplement for new year gala dinner 156.00 $ per person. Euro 53.00 per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and dinner and inclusive of service charge & taxes( rate valid from 1/11/2010 to 30/4/2010 except x-mas & new year and easter period) Euro 72.00 per person per night in double room based on bed & breakfast and dinner and inclusive of service charge & taxes( rate valid for x-mas & new year and easter period)
The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced that a tunnel in the tomb of King Seti I (1314-1304 BC) has been discovered by Dr. Zahi Hawass and his team in the Valley of the Kings. They’ve been searching for this tunnel for over twenty years in the West Bank necropolis. Dr. Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and the head of the mission, finally succeeded in completely excavating the 174m long tunnel after several seasons of work that began in November 2007. The tunnel was cut into the bedrock near the end of the beautifully decorated tomb of Seti I. In addition to excavating the tunnel, the team braced the walls and ceiling with metal supports. They also built a wooden walkway over the original stone staircase of the tunnel to preserve it and installed a mining car system to remove rubble from the team’s excavations. During their work, the mission uncovered many shabtis and pottery fragments that dated to the Eighteenth Dynasty (1569-1315 BC). Several limestone ostraca fragments, as well as a small boat model made of faience were also found. During their excavation of the staircase, the team found that three of the steps were decorated with red graffiti.
The only other excavation of the tunnel took place in 1960 under the direction of Sheikh Ali Abdel Rassoul. His team was able to reach a depth of 136m but they had to stop their excavation because it was too hard to breath. Upon reaching the end of the 136m section, which had been partially excavated by Abdel-Rasoul's workmen, Dr. Hawass’s team were shocked to uncover a descending passage which measures 25.60m in length and 2.6m wide. The mission eventually uncovered a fifty-four step, descending staircase.
After the first descending passage, a second staircase measuring 6 meters long was cut into the rock. At the beginning of this passage the team found a false door decorated with hieratic text that reads: “Move the door jamb up and make the passage wider." These written instructions must have been left from the architect to the workmen who were carving out the tunnel. Dr. Hawass said that when he went inside the tunnel of King Seti I for the first time he noticed that the walls were well finished and that there were remains of preliminary sketches of decoration that would be placed on the walls. Unfortunately none of this was every completed. Dr. Hawass added that he was very surprised to find a second staircase inside the tunnel. It appears that the last step was never finished and the tunnel ends abruptly after the second staircase.
Dr. Hawass believes that the workmen and artists first finished the original tomb of Seti I during his twelve-year reign and then began to construct the tunnel. It appears that Seti I was trying to construct a secret tomb inside a tomb. It is likely that when Seti I died his son, Ramesses II (1304-1237BC), had to stop the work and bury has father. Dr. Hawass believes that Ramesses II continued where his father had left off and constructed his own tunnel within his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The Egyptian mission is currently working in the tomb of Ramesses II to preserve the wall paintings and to look for a similar tunnel to the one in the tomb of Seti I.
The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb. The statue was found beneath the southern false door of the tomb, and even before the room had been opened, I could see the statue's crystal eyes gazing back at me. The statue shows Kai sitting on a high-backed chair. He wears a shoulder length wig, decorated with horizontal rows of curls. Each eye is framed in cooper, while his eyebrows are in raised relief. The lips are thin and finely drawn. The musculature of the body is very well defined and Kai's right arm is bent across his chest. His left arm is resting on his lap on top of his short, white shendyt-kilt. The base of the statue is decorated with five lines of hieroglyphic text which list Kai's title including the "Steward of the Great Estate." On either side of Kai are his two children. They are very small figures and barely reach to his knee caps. His daughter is sitting next to his left leg in a long white sheath dress. Kai's son is standing naked next to his right leg. Depictions of naked figures with their finger to their lips, was an ancient Egyptian artistic convention for depicting male children.