Based on guest reviews received, the world's largest travel portal, TripAdvisor, has honoured the Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Hotel in Luxor with several nominations. The hotel is not only listed among the "Top 25" of the Middle East but also commended for its outstanding service. Within Egypt itself, it also figures among the 25 best hotels, with its service once again scoring highly. General Manager Urs Umbricht is delighted with the outstanding results: "Winning such an award is about much more than just getting the hardware right. Above all, the staff must perfectly embody the service culture." The hotel's excellent score was certainly also due to the modernisation carried out in 2010. This resulted in ten additional bungalows with superbly appointed deluxe rooms. The existing Comfort rooms were completely renovated and equipped with satellite television, kettle, minibar, safe and air-conditioning or heating. In addition, the newly built 2,800-square-metre "Horizon Pool" provides an idyllic complement to the exquisite gardens. The five-star Maritim Jolie Ville Kings Island Luxor, set in beautifully maintained gardens dotted with ancient trees, is located on a private island in the Nile, about four kilometres south of Luxor and six kilometres from the Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt. The cultural highlights around Luxor include not only the funerary temples and tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings but also religious places of worship such as the temples at Karnak and Luxor. The complex comprises 650 rooms, suites and Royal Villas, plus seven restaurants and bars. The three outdoor pools, some with waterfalls and children's pool and all commanding stunning views of the Nile and the "West Bank", are perfect for a refreshing dip. Four tennis courts, a fitness centre and a football and volleyball field round off the sports facilities. Meanwhile, those in search of relaxation can visit the spa area with sauna and hammam and the beauty centre. The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany's leading hotel group and the company's nationwide hotel network is complemented by hotels in seven countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain, China and Latvia. The group's ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position within the European first-class hotel industry.