The Rixos Konya in Selçuklu
|Founded||2000 in Antalya, Turkey|
Number of locations
|Products||Luxury hotels, resorts|
|Subsidiaries||Rixos World Parks & Entertainment|
Rixos Hotels is a Turkish luxury hotel chain with headquarters in Dubai. It was founded by Fettah Tamince in Turkey in 2000. The company operates 27 hotels and resorts across Europe and the Middle East, including properties in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the UAE. The company employs around 10,000 people.
Some of Rixos Hotels' projects have been the product of unofficial joint ventures with Russian investors. In the mid-2000s, Russian American businessman Felix Sater was appointed senior advisor to the company. In 2009, Antalya mayor Menderes Türel was a chief consultant to Rixos.
By 2010, the hotel chain had grown to include 14 properties and had gained recognition for hosting the Turkish President and Prime Minister during their vacations.
During the 2009–10 Süper Lig, Rixos was the shirt sponsor for the Turkish football club Antalyaspor. In 2012, Rixos signed an advertising agreement with Spanish football club Atlético Madrid, with their logo appearing on footballers' shirts.
In 2013, a joint venture of Sembol-Ekopark İnşaat-Fine Otelcilik, companies that Rixos owns shares in, secured rights to develop the Golden Horn yacht harbor in Istanbul. Rixos joined the Global Hotel Alliance in 2013.
Rixos relocated its headquarters to Dubai in 2014.
Bugra Berberoglu is the company's CEO.
Board of directors
- Fettah Tamince, Chairman and founder
- T. Mutlu Simayli, Vice President
- Mehmet Akif Tamince
- Alexandru Plamadeala
- Boris Kryuchkov
- Igor Gumenyük
Rixos Hotels operates 27 hotels and holds properties in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and the UAE. Seven of Rixos Hotels' waterfront resorts were developed by the Bayrock Group. As of 2016, Rixos Hotels was the largest hotel chain in the East Mediterranean Europe region. The hotel group plans to add 13 hotels by the end of 2020. Amenities at Rixos Hotels properties typically include a Turkish bath.
Properties in operation
|Rixos Al Nasr||Tripoli||Libya||2010||In August 2011, during the Battle of Tripoli, pro-Gaddafi forces seized the Rixos Al Nasr, trapping an Indian parliamentarian, a US Congressman, and over 30 journalists inside. The hotel was seized again during the 2016 Libyan coup d'état attempt.|
|Rixos Bab Al Bahr||Ras Al Khaimah, Al Marjan Island||UAE|
|Rixos The Palm Dubai||UAE||2012|
|Rixos Premium Dubai||Jumeirah Beach Residence||UAE||2017|
|Rixos Downtown Antalya||Antalya||Turkey|
|The Land of Legends||Antalya||Turkey||The theme park includes designs from Franco Dragone.|
|Rixos Premium Tekirova||Tekirova||Turkey|
|Rixos Premium Belek||Belek||Turkey|
|Rixos Pera Istanbul Hotel||Beyoğlu, Istanbul||Turkey||2012|
|Rixos Premium Bodrum||Bodrum||Turkey|
|Rixos Premium Gocek||Göcek, Fethiye||Turkey|
|Rixos Hotel Labada||near Çamyuva||Turkey|
|Rixos Grand Ankara Hotel||Ankara||Turkey||Built in 1960; formerly known as the Grand Ankara Hotel.|
|Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik||Dubrovnik||Croatia||Formerly known as the Grand Libertas; purchased by Rixos in 2004.|
|Rixos Flüela Davos||Davos||Switzerland|
|Rixos Bomonti Residence||Istanbul||Turkey||2012||The Rixos Bomonti was a US$137.2 million project developed with İpek-Çakırkaya, Ayaydın Group, Merttaş Yapı, and Maslak Yapı.|
|Rixos President Astana||Astana||Kazakhstan|
|Rixos Almaty Hotel||Almaty||Kazakhstan|
|Rixos Khadisha Shymkent||Shymkent||Kazakhstan|
|Rixos Sharm el Sheikh||Sharm El Sheikh||Egypt||2012|
|Rixos Alamein||El Alamein||Egypt|
|Rixos Seagate Sharm||Sharm El Sheikh||Egypt||2015|
|Rixos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi||Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi||Russia|
|Rixos Eskişehir Spa and Thermal Hotel||Eskişehir||Turkey||2013|
|Rixos Quba Azerbaijan||Quba||Azerbaijan||2012|
Properties in development
|Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi||UAE||2018|
- Rixos Al Rasheed Baghdad Hotel (2012–2014)
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