Rixos Hotels is set to expand its footprint across the MENA region after agreeing to manage the Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay on Egypt’s Red Sea Riveira. It will have a capacity for 1,636 rooms and will be Rixos’ largets all-inclusive luxury resort across its global portfolio. The hotel will be opened in 2020.

The deal is in collaboration with the Eastern Company for Investment and Touristic Development, which involves renovating the existing beachfront property.The renovation of the development in Makadi Bay will be phased in two stages, each spanning a year, with phase one already in progress.

Upon complete phase one, the property will officially launch and will feature 815 keys including villas, 12 F&B outlets, as well as a beach lounge, amongst other facilities. Phase two of the renovation plan will start as soon as the property opens its doors and will include a 23,000 square metre water park, as well as upgrades to the remaining hotel inventory.

Fettah Tamince, founder of Rixos Hotels, said: “This marks a pivotal moment in the growth story of our brand, bringing to market our largest resort globally and offering our most comprehensive range of facilities and unique and dynamic entertainment experiences yet.”

Source:Construction Week Online

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