UAE on Rixos Hotels business list

Bugra Berberoglu, CEO, Rixos Hotels
Bugra Berberoglu, CEO, Rixos Hotels

Rixos international hotel group is planning to expand its presence in the UAE to take advantage of steady growth in tourism, according to the group’s CEO Bugra Berberoglu.

He mentioned that a new hotel would officially be inaugurated in Jumeirah in 2016, adding that it would be a ‘tourism edifice’ in the emirate. He further revealed that Rixos is also considering building a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi and that the project would be announced soon.

Berberoglu noted that the group has an ambitious plan to increase its property portfolio from 27 to 60 covering 20 destinations worldwide by 2020.

“Rixos has plans to own 60 hotels and resorts in more than 20 destinations by 2020. We intend to pump fresh investments into Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the next two years to expand our presence and face growing demand,” he said.

He said Rixos also has plans to open more hotels in the Gulf, the Middle East, Africa and other Asian countries within its expansion drive. He said 65% of Rixos’s properties would be ultra all inclusive resorts and the rest would consist of five-star city hotels.

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