Rixos launches second hotel in UAE

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Dubai Turkish hotel operator Rixos Hotels yesterday launched Rixos Bab Al Bahr — its first footprint in Ras Al Khaimah.

This is the hotel chain’s second property in the UAE and in the region.

Rixos Bab Al Bahr Ras Al Khaimah is a resort with 627 rooms and suites, offering a serene retreat for relaxation. It offers 14 multi-cuisine food and beverage outlets complemented with leisure facilities that include the signature Rixos Royal Spa with a Turkish hammam, a children’s and teen’s club, a show amphitheatre and a nightclub. Rixos Bab Al Bahr will also provide a sophisticated shopping experience, where retail shops will feature fashion, jewellery, antiques and a market.

Fettah Tamince, chairman of Rixos Hotels, stated: “We are very delighted to announce the launch of Rixos Bab Al Bahr in conjunction with the Ras Al Khaimah Hospitality Group.”

Rixos Hotels, established in 2000, is one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury hotel chains. The Antalya based group owns and operates 14 resorts and villas, including five city hotels in Turkey, Southeast Europe, CIS countries, North Africa and the Middle East.

The Ras Al Khaimah Hospitality Group LLC was established in November 2011 as a Ras Al Khaimah government entity to support and develop the Emirate’s hospitality industry.

With the presence of Rixos Hotels, Ras Al Khaimah will be closer to achieving its strategic target of welcoming 1.2 million visitors by next year as well as having 10,000 hotel rooms by 2016.” said Victor Louis, chief executive officer, Ras Al Khaimah Hospitality Group.