Rixos Hotels and Resorts Expands its Footprint in the UAE
Accor signs deal to open Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi
Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with over 420 hotels across India, the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey is expanding its luxury portfolio with the opening of its fourth Rixos property in the UAE in Q3 2022.
Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi will inspire Abu Dhabi Marina’s iconic architectural landmark offering the finest fusion of Arabian and Turkish dining and hospitality. This multifaceted resort will elevate guest experience through incredible design, ambiance, gastronomy, entertainment, and unique leisure services. Inspired by the UAE's cultural heritage of fishing and pearl diving, the resort combines regal splendor with 21st-century aesthetics, creating a mesmerizing oceanic setting with opulent views.
Since joining forces in 2017, it has been a priority for Accor and Rixos to work together to take on new opportunities to strengthen the brand’s footprint across the Middle East and wider region. Rixos is a pioneer hospitality brand whose expertise rests on an ultra-all-inclusive concept, with a vibrant, luxury ambiance and family-friendly adventures.
“We are clearly seeing an increasing demand for all-inclusive resorts throughout our destinations, as the leading hospitality group in the region, we are always doing our best to meet our guest’s expectations,” says Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey. “We couldn’t think of a better brand than Rixos to bring a new All Exclusive luxurious resort to the Marina of Abu Dhabi”
The group is partnering with National Investment Corporation (NIC), established in 1999, with the primary purpose to develop the breakwater area in order to optimize the use of this prime location for economic and social enrichment
HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirms “We are delighted to have partnered with the Accor and Rixos Hotels to operate one of the luxurious hotels in the Capital “Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi Hotel”. This development will further enhance the vision of the National Investment Corporation, the developer of Marina Island – Abu Dhabi to provide a luxury waterfront destination. We look forward to achieving many milestones with our partners in the future”.
Located on the man-made breakwater known as the Abu Dhabi Marina, Rixos Abu Dhabi Marina will share facilities with the Fairmont Marina Residences to offer guests unobstructed views of the sea and the Abu Dhabi skyline.
The resort will also boast expansive Food & Beverage offering with restaurants, lounges, bars, and food trucks. In line with every Rixos property across the globe, that typically transcends hotel accommodation, Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi will furthermore feature an array of leisure and recreation facilities.
Aqua and More
Tao Tao Beach Bar
The X Lounge
Amongst its various venues, an entertainment square attracting world-renowned DJs, performers and adrenaline-fueled shows will be a highlight for visitors to enjoy. A beach club will further offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the glistening skyline of Abu Dhabi from the pristine beach while savoring the rich flavors of delicious dining experiences. The VIP pier bar and lounge, dedicated to VIP guests staying in the luxury suites, will become the perfect venue for special events, private night parties, and for guests who want to upgrade to the ultra-luxury experience.
Multiple additional outlets as well as more than 2,800 square meters of meeting space (incl. a 1,250 square meter ballroom divisible into four rooms) will round off the incredible dining and event facilities at the property.
In addition to the above, a spray action pool and a kid’s pool will be featured on the property. The outdoor recreation area will offer a wellness bar and outdoor gym facilities, including state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a studio for aerobics, yoga, and private fitness sessions.
Last but not least, a Rixos would not be complete without a spa featuring a Turkish Hammam, while a teenager’s club will allow young adults to engage in PlayStation tournaments, sports academies, rhythm workshops, and mixology classes, and enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbusters in a private cinema.
Accor currently operates 73 properties (23,512 keys) in the UAE with 19 properties (5,619 keys) in the pipeline.
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a creative hospitality company with a global portfolio of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more
About Rixos Hotels
Rixos Hotels is one of the world’s fastest growing, all-inclusive and luxury resort brands. Rixos brings luxury hospitality and a modern spin on Turkish traditions to the world, with opulent atmospheres, outstanding cuisine, and heartfelt and attentive service. Guests of all ages delight in dazzling entertainment and adventures at Rixos, with each hotel providing generous outdoor space and facilities to enjoy a myriad of sports and activities. At the heart of every Rixos hotel is a revitalizing wellness experience featuring an authentic Turkish Hammam and diverse menu of spa treatments. Established in 2000, with a strong presence in Turkey and the UAE, and an ambition to grow globally, the company currently has 27 resorts and hotels, representing over 9,000 rooms. Rixos is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group counting over 5,300 properties throughout more than 110 countries, and a participating brand in ALL - Accor Live Limitless – a lifestyle loyalty program providing access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.