Benoy, the international studio of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is proud to announce its project, Soma Bay, is a winner at Cityscape Egypt 2015.
The annual awards dinner took place at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo and highlighted the best designs from across Egypt, including Soma Bay as the Top Community, Culture and Tourism Project.
Working with Abu Soma Development Company (ASDC), Benoy has been appointed to design the 110ha extension of the masterplan, which will include three 5-Star hotels, four boutique hotels, a leisure and marina village and a 40,000m2 extension to the existing marina. This stunning masterplan will create an international quality destination with a wealth of resort Residential including luxury and branded villas, hybrid villas and apartments.
Soma Bay, sitting on the Red Sea, will provide a year round appeal with a mix of amenities and recreational activities. The overall concept is divided into three unique resort zones with distinctive hotels providing an escape for everyone. Located 500km from Cairo, Soma Bay is an oasis for locals as well as global leisure seekers. The comprehensive resort, located on its namesake peninsula, allows for escape and exploration. A perfect backdrop for water sports, outlets and kite centres all revolving around a stylish marina.
Soma Bay was designed for an array of tastes, affording a unique holiday for all. For those who have grown tired of bustling cities, it will provide a simple place for adventure with sandy beaches that slope gently into the water and sea views from raised tree covered dunes near the coast.
“The vision for Soma Bay is inspired by the unique spirit of the site on the Red Sea. Wrapping the peninsula, we aim to provide a development with highly sought after Residential and a well-connected waterfront with hotels, retail, high-quality leisure facilities and a selection of restaurants,” said John Dawes, Benoy Director and Project Leader.
John added, “It is a true honour to have won this award and receive recognition for Soma Bay. The Team’s hard work on this great project will raise not only our Middle East and North Africa regional portfolio but our global offer as well.”
ASDC launched Soma Bay at Cityscape Egypt this week, a three-day event at the Cairo International Convention Centre.