Rixos is now open in Istanbul
Istanbul welcomes “Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim”, the first hotel with duplex suite rooms
“Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim”, the first hotel with duplex suite rooms in Istanbul, has opened its doors on 11 September 2011. The hotel introduces a smart building concept; and is located in Taksim, the destination of culture, art, commerce and entertainment. Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim is the 14th ring of the chain after Rixos Downtown Antalya which opened in July 2011. Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim shines out as the first hotel run by Rixos Hotels in Istanbul.
Bearing the signature of the famous architect Ali Esad Göksel, the hotel stands out with its connections to various transportation networks of the city, while offering the delight of a modern life at high standards exclusively provided by Rixos. At Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim; your nightly, weekly and monthly accommodation needs are fulfilled to the highest degree.
The first duplex hotel in Istanbul, “Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim”
Consisting of suites, Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim’s interior decoration combines classical elements of the historical Beyoğlu, with a modern and minimalist approach; and a contemporary interior design concept with exclusive high-tech details. Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim consists of 141 suites located on 21 flats, the suites ranging in dimension from 86m2 to 181 m2 for 1+1 rooms.
The suites prices start at 200€ per night.
Ottoman Baths at “Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim”
Inspired by the Turkish baths in the Ottoman Palaces, Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim includes many components from authentic decoration elements to live reed flute performances and, offers Far East and local massages.
Authentic Lebanese Restaurant: Layali
Combining the ethnic patterns of North Africa and Lebanon with a modern concept of decoration, Layali offers rich and traditional Lebanese delicacies along with special dishes derived from an international cuisine to the valuable guests of Rixos Elysium Suites Taksim. Besides serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Layali also provides room service within working hours.
20 % increase in tourists visiting Istanbul
Hosting 7 million 825 thousand tourists in 2010, Istanbul experiences an increase of 20.4 % in 2011 reaching the third ranking after Barcelona and Kuala Lumpur. Within an evaluation among the cities of Europe, Istanbul possesses second place with the expansion of 20.4%. Cities following Istanbul are Shanghai with 18.6 %, Hong Kong with 17.4 % and Dubai with 17.3 % increases.
According to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkey witnessed a recognizable increase in the number of tourists visiting from the Middle East, namely Kuwait (75 % increase with 10,079 tourists compared to 2010), Saudi Arabia (74 % increase with 24,543 tourists compared to 2010), and Yemen (52 % increase with 2,792 tourists compared to 2010). Syrians had the highest number of tourists visiting Turkey in 2011 (since the New Year, 352,198 tourists have visited Turkey from Syria).
Rixos Hotels, established in 2000, is one of the world’s fastest growing, luxury hotel chains. Dedicated to offering traditional Turkish hospitality and a unique spa experience in the finest surroundings and luxury ambience, the Antalya based group currently owns and operates 8 premium resorts & villas and 6 city hotels in countries as diverse as Turkey, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Libya and now in Dubai.
The Rixos portfolio of exceptional properties is sited in prime and historic locations. With more than 6,000 staff serving 12 properties, the Rixos Hotels have developed an innovative guest experience that blends the best of the new and old. Designed to offer a unique luxury long stay experience, the Rixos villas are beautifully furnished. Tailor-made service with private butler and concierge is the ultimate choice of the world’s most distinguished travelers. At the heart of every Rixos hotel is a revitalizing Wellness and Spa Center with an authentic Turkish Hammam, offering a unique spa treatment, menu and atmosphere.
Known for their hospitality, attentive personalized service and fine cuisine, Rixos Hotels received global recognition and top ratings from distinguished specialist professional bodies such as the American Five Star Diamond Award, Conde Nast, and Great Hotels of the World. The group is pleased to be the leisure hotel of choice for discerning specialist travel and tour operators.
Rixos Hotels is continuing its rapid growth with particular focus on Eastern and Middle Europe, the Mediterranean Coasts, North Africa and the Arabian Gulf region. The group’s vision and mission is to become a brand leader in the premium global hospitality industry.
For more information about the company, please visit www.rixos.com.