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Turkish hotel chain Rixos expands with 5 new hotels in United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkey

Posted Mon 30 Jul 2012 01:40:37 pm in News, Tourism & Hospitality | By News Desk

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Basak Erel, Senior Vice President Brand Management, Rixos Hotels

Turkish luxury hotel chain Rixos will expand its operations abroad this year with the addition of five new hotels to its present chain of 16, a move Vice President Başak Erel says will win Rixos a foothold in the bargain-priced markets of the Arab Spring and Central Asian nations.

The chain will open hotels in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates as well as a hotel in Turkey this year, rounding out the company’s current presence in Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Europe bringing the total number of Rixos hotels to 21.

The biggest of the company’s new ventures will be in Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh, where Rixos will open a 700-room hotel on the Red Sea. In the UAE, as previously announced, Rixos Hotels is launching the first all inclusive hotel of a large magnitude, consisting of 627-rooms in Ras al-Khaimah.

Rixos will be opening its first property in Azerbaijan before the end of 2012. Quba is the ancient city from the 15th century will be located on the Quba Mountain. The hotel will have a special architectural design on a spread of 202,000m2. The hotel will consist of 210 rooms and will ber serving a bed and breakfast concept.

Rixos Hotels will be launching their 3rd property in Kazakhstan, Rixos Borovoe Lake, which will be located by the Lake of Borovoe, the popular vacation spot in Kazakhstan.

Rixos’ most lucrative operations remain in Turkey, where by the company plans to open Rixos Bomonty Residences in the heart of Istanbul within the next 3 months.  Rixos  Pera Istanbul, meanwhile, has been booked since it opened its doors in May .

“Since 2000, when Rixos Hotels was first established we have always seen the brand expand hastily through the region and internationally. With the opening of Rixos The Palm Dubai in March 2012 and Rixos Pera Istanbul in May 2012, we truly believe the brand is well on its way to being a leader in the hospitality industry.” Said Basak Erel, Senior Vice President Brand Management.  “Rixos Hotels has studied the market carefully, and with the current situation across the Middle East, Rixos hotels found the potential to venture its way into Egypt, Ras Al Khaimah, an emirate within the UAE, Azerbaijani city of Quba and the Kazakh capital of Astana, with another additional hotel to open in Istanbul.

Rixos Hotels was established in the southern province of Antalya in 2000. Most of the company’s hotels are located in Antalya. It also operates hotels in the Central Anatolian provinces of Konya and Ankara.

Rixos Hotels                                                                                                                                     

Rixos Hotels, established in 2000, is one of the world’s fastest growing, luxury hotel chains.  Dedicated to offering traditional Turkish hospitality and a unique spa experience in the finest surroundings and luxury ambience, the Antalya based group owns and operates premium resorts & villas including city hotels in key regions as diverse as Turkey, Southeast Europe, CIS Countries, North Africa and now the Middle East.
The Rixos portfolio of exceptional properties is sited in prime and historic locations. With more than 6,000 staff serving all its properties, the Rixos Hotels have developed an innovative guest experience that blends the best of the new and old.  Designed to offer a unique luxury long stay experience, the Rixos villas are beautifully furnished.
Tailor-made service with private butler and concierge is the ultimate choice of the world’s most distinguished travelers. At the heart of every Rixos hotel is a revitalizing Wellness and Spa Center with anauthentic Turkish Hammam, offering a unique spa treatment, menu and atmosphere.
Known for their hospitality, attentive personalized service and fine cuisine, Rixos Hotels received global recognition and top ratings from distinguished specialist professional bodies such as the American Five Star Diamond Award, Conde Nast, and Great Hotels of the World. The group is pleased to be the leisure hotel of choice for discerning specialist travel and tour operators.

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