Rixos Hotels moves headquarters to Dubai

Turkish hotel operator and new group CEO to focus on international expansion

Bugra Berberoglu.
Bugra Berberoglu.

Turkish hotel operator Rixos Hotels has moved its headquarters to Dubai, along with recently-appointed CEO Bugra Berberoglu.

Citing the Expo 2020 as one of the reasons for its move, the group said in a statement that “accelerated growth in the market, as well as consumer demands for further international outreach of Rixos, has brought upon necessary adjustments to our core strategy”.

Rixos Hotels also recently appointed Bugra Berberoglu formerly senior vice president operations India, Middle East and Africa at Kempinski Hotels, as the group’s new CEO as it focuses on plants for further global expansion.

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Rixos Hotels has 30 properties under operation in 11 countries, with 22 hotels in the pipeline.

The group aims to double its portfolio within the next five years. Target regions for expansion include North Africa, South-East Asia, Eastern & Central Europe, and the Caribbean.


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