Complex Made Simple

Rixos Hotels expand luxury portfolio in the UAE

The international hotel company aims to double its luxury portfolio by 2020 with a number of key projects taking place in the UAE

Rixos Hotels have revealed ambitious growth plans to increase its portfolio of hotels and resorts from its current operating 27, to 60 across 20 destinations by 2020.

Spearheaded by its CEO, Bugra Berberoglu, the company plans to expand its worldwide portfolio to a number of key destinations internationally, the UAE playing a crucial role with a number of exciting projects to be announced. “By 2020 we intend to have injected a lot of investments into the UAE, adding to our presence in this part of the world and seizing the opportunities presented by its steady growth in tourism and other sectors” he commented.

“We enjoyed very favorable occupancy rates at Rixos The Palm in 2014 and a great first year for Rixos Bab Al Bahr, which we opened in February 2014. We plan to leverage this success with further developments across the country and are very excited by some of the potential opportunities out there.

Rixos Hotels already operate two resorts in unique locations across the UAE including Rixos The Palm in Dubai, a 230 guest room beach resort located in one on the world’s most prestigious locations – on Palm Jumeirah. Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah, which boasts 650 rooms and offers the UAE’s only ultra-all-inclusive concept, is owned by Ras Al Khaimah Holdings and operated by Rixos.

“Rixos Hotels are becoming an increasingly popular hotel choice for GCC travelers who are visiting the destinations in which we already operate. Our increasing presence in the market will help take this awareness to the next level.”

Established in 2000, Rixos Hotels now operate 27 hotels and resorts internationally including destinations such as Turkey, Europe, CIS Countries, North Africa and the Middle East.
“We offer our guests an unparalleled hospitality experience and pride ourselves on being innovative, luxurious and generous. Our vision is to become the world’s most pioneering hospitality brand and a favourite choice for discerning travelers internationally” Berberoglu concluded.

For more information about Rixos, please visit