Rixos Hotels

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Rixos Hotels
IndustryHospitality, tourism
Founded2000 in Antalya, Turkey
FounderFettah Tamince
HeadquartersDubai, United Arab Emirates
Number of locations
27 (2016)
ProductsLuxury hotels, resorts
SubsidiariesRixos World Parks & Entertainment
Websiterixos.com

Rixos Hotels is a Turkish luxury hotel chain. It was founded by Fettah Tamince in Turkey in 2000. The company operates 27 hotels and resorts across Europe and the Middle East,[1] including properties in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the UAE.[1][2] The company employs around 10,000 people.[1]

History[edit]

The Rixos Al Nasr in Tripoli, Libya (2010)

Rixos Hotels was founded by Fettah Tamince in Antalya, Turkey in 2000. Beginning in 1999, Tamince had a partnership with Tevfik Arif in the Antalya-based Labada Hotel.[3][2]

Some of Rixos Hotels' projects have been the product of unofficial joint ventures with Russian investors.[4] In the mid-2000s, Russian American businessman Felix Sater was appointed senior advisor to the company.[2] In 2009, Antalya mayor Menderes Türel was a chief consultant to Rixos.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8] Rixos joined the Global Hotel Alliance in 2013.[9]

Rixos relocated its headquarters to Dubai in 2014.[10]

Bugra Berberoglu is the company's CEO.[10]

Board of directors[edit]

  • Fettah Tamince, Chairman and founder
  • T. Mutlu Simayli, Vice President
  • Mehmet Akif Tamince
  • Alexandru Plamadeala
  • Boris Kryuchkov
  • Igor Gumenyük

Properties[edit]

Rixos Hotels operates 27 hotels and holds properties in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and the UAE.[1][2] Seven of Rixos Hotels' waterfront resorts were developed by the Bayrock Group.[11] As of 2016, Rixos Hotels was the largest hotel chain in the East Mediterranean Europe region.[12] The hotel group plans to add 13 hotels by the end of 2020.[1] Amenities at Rixos Hotels properties typically include a Turkish bath.

Properties in operation[edit]

Properties in operation
Property Location Country Opened/reopened Notes
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.[13] The hotel was seized again during the 2016 Libyan coup d'état attempt.[14]
Rixos Bab Al Bahr Ras Al Khaimah, Al Marjan Island[1] 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.[15][16]
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 Konya Konya Turkey
Rixos Sungate Beldibi Turkey
Rixos Beldibi Beldibi 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.[17]
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.[18]
Rixos Borjomi Borjomi Georgia
Rixos President Astana Astana Kazakhstan
Rixos Almaty Hotel Almaty Kazakhstan
Rixos Khadisha Shymkent Shymkent Kazakhstan
Rixos Borovoe Borovoe Kazakhstan 2012
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
Mriya Resort Russia
Rixos Eskişehir Spa and Thermal Hotel Eskişehir Turkey 2013
Rixos Quba Azerbaijan Quba Azerbaijan 2012
Naftalan Azerbaijan 2014 [19]
Rixos Prykarpattya Truskavets Ukraine 2005

Properties in development[edit]

Properties in development
Property Location Country Projected opening
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi UAE 2018[1]

Former properties[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Fahy, Michael (12 December 2016). "Rixos planning 13 new hotels by 2020". The National.
  2. ^ a b c d Shaw, Craig; Sentek, Zeynep (20 December 2016). "The Football Leaks Family 2: Hidden partnerships, the family mafia and a future U.S. President". The Black Sea.
  3. ^ Strauss, Delphine (1 October 2010). "Turkish police hold 10 in Atatürk yacht raid". Financial Times.
  4. ^ "Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award" (PDF). Turkish Policy Quarterly. 5 (2): 36. 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2017 – via The Brookings Institution.
  5. ^ "Yerel seçimde tekrar Belediye Başkanı seçilemeyen hangi eski başkan Star Grubu'na danışman olarak geliyor?". Medyakafe (in Turkish). 15 June 2009.
  6. ^ Buğra, Ayşe; Savaşkan, Osman. New Capitalism in Turkey: The Relationship between Politics, Religion and Business. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 88. ISBN 978-1-78347-313-7.
  7. ^ "El Atlético de Madrid llega a un acuerdo publicitario con Rixos Hoteles" (in Spanish). Club Atlético de Madrid. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Rixos Hotels chain wins Istanbul's Golden Horn port tender". Hürriyet Daily News. 24 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Rixos Hotels Set To Join Global Hotel Alliance (GHA)". Hospitality Net. 18 March 2013.
  10. ^ a b Navdar, Parinaaz (11 December 2014). "Rixos Hotels moves headquarters to Dubai". HotelierMiddleEast.
  11. ^ Bayrock Group LLC (27 July 2007). "Bayrock Group Increases Stake in Midtown Miami Mixed-Use Development". PR Newswire.
  12. ^ Kátay, Ákos; Rátz, Tamara (2016). The Routledge Handbook of Hotel Chain Management. Routledge. pp. 53–54. ISBN 978-1-317-61844-7.
  13. ^ Sherwood, Harriet (24 August 2011). "Libya conflict: journalists trapped in Tripoli's Rixos hotel". The Guardian.
  14. ^ "Rival faction challenges Libya's UN-backed government in Tripoli". Middle East Eye. 15 October 2016.
  15. ^ Nagraj, Aarti (25 July 2016). "Rixos, Emaar open mega Turkish theme park 'The Land of Legends' - Gulf Business". Gulf Business.
  16. ^ "Antalya's Land of Legends offers fun for the family". DailySabah. 24 July 2016.
  17. ^ Dubrovnik: The Bradt City Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-84162-191-3.
  18. ^ Knights, Jamie (26 January 2010). "Rixos Hotels expands into Istanbul | HotelierMiddleEast.com". HotelierMiddleEast.com.
  19. ^ "President Aliyev, first lady review conditions at new block of Naftalan Hotel by Rixos". Trend.Az. 18 October 2014.

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