If you’re looking for a hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh for the COP27 talks, you’re in luck! The Four Seasons Sharm el-Sheikh resort has doubled in size to accommodate the COP27 attendees. The climate ministry in Egypt said it had not heard about the increase in room rates and a working group has been set up to organize the conference with the utmost efficiency.
Demand for COP27 accommodation
The demand for COP27 hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh has risen as the climate conference approaches. Egyptian tourism officials set a minimum price for hotel rooms, and the Egyptian Hotel Association has set a cap of $500 per night for five-star hotels. Four-star hotels and two-star hotels will not rent rooms for less than $120 per night. WACW and the government are offering great deals for COP27 hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Egypt is working to lure more tourists from Gulf and Western Europe and is opening direct flights from Israel. The recent lifting of the travel warning for southern Sinai has also resulted in more international interest in Sharm el-Sheikh. However, Western European and Gulf countries are highly seasonal, while Russians and Ukrainians used to come to Egypt for low-cost beach holidays all year round.
The city was chosen as the location for the COP27 accommodation meeting because of its environmental minister and its ability to host a conference of this scale. It was also chosen because of its human rights record and energetic lobbying by diplomats. However, the high costs of accommodation have put low-income countries at risk of missing out on a voice. However, the Egyptian government has sought to quell fears of a lack of diverse participation, and hopes that COP27 will help raise the voices of millions of Africans living on the frontlines of climate change.
Availability of COP27 hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh
The conference is a high-profile one as Egypt is the first African country to preside over it, and its Egyptian government has a lot to gain from the prestigious event. One of the main objectives of the conference is to promote global climate justice, as the hashtag ‘Just_And_Ambitious’ indicates.
But the question of the availability of COP27 hotels in Sharm El Sheikh is more complex than just room rates. The city is heavily policed and securitized, with only one road and one major space for security. The hotels that host the conference will be required to charge up to $120 per night – an astronomical price for a single night. Egypt’s climate ministry said it is unaware of the rise in room rates, and the government will organize the conference efficiently with the assistance of a working group.
The Egyptian government has acknowledged the urgency of dealing with climate change and has committed to taking bold action to address the issue. However, despite its commitment to the cause of global peace and prosperity, the country’s long history of repression and its plans to exploit newly discovered gas assets have led many to question the Egyptian government’s ability to achieve meaningful progress at COP27. However, many countries will be in attendance to support the global effort and will do everything they can to provide a warm climate.
Cost of COP27 accommodation
With the COP27 in Egypt this November, the climate talks and the ensuing financial crisis are straining the hotel industry in the Red Sea resort. Sharm el-Sheikh has faced a number of challenges over the last two years, ranging from a lack of international tourists due to the Ebola outbreak to damages to infrastructure from torrential rains. However, a recent hotel tax hike in the area could help finance plans to make Sharm el-Sheikh a sustainable city for the climate conference. Hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh are generally cheaper in the low season and Thursdays are the most expensive days.