Rixos Hotels has signed a deal to operate its largest all-inclusive resort on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera.
Part of the Accor portfolio, the group has partnered with Eastern Company for Investment and Touristic Development to re-launch the Rixos Makadi Bay, Hurghada.
This agreement to manage the world’s largest luxury resort in the Egyptian Riviera overlooking the Red Sea is the latest milestone to follow Accor’s acquisition of 50% of Rixos Hotels’ shares as part of its expansion strategy in the Middle East.
The project, scheduled to launch in 2020, will eventually expand the existing property on the bay to feature 1,636 keys and world-class leisure and sports facilities.
“This collaboration represents a pivotal moment in Accor’s growth history, as our brand’s largest resort globally will offer a comprehensive range of facilities and dynamic entertainment experiences,” says Fettah Tamince, founder and chairman of Rixos Hotels.
The renovation project of the existing development in Makadi Bay will be phased in two stages, each spanning a year. Phase one, which will include the addition of wings and facilities to uplift the hotel in line with Rixos brand standards, is already underway.
When phase one is complete, Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay will be officially launched. It will feature 815 keys including villas, 12 F&B outlets, a beach lounge, 1,500 sqm of meeting space, a spa and wellness area covering 2,400 sqm, multiple pools, a small aquapark, kids’ clubs and expansive outdoor areas for fitness and entertainment programmes.
Phase two of the renovation plan will start as soon as the property opens its doors and will include a 23,000-sqm water park, as well as upgrades to the remaining hotel inventory.