Rixos to open second Dubai hotel in JBR in May

Rixos Premium Dubai, located in Jumeirah Beach Residence, will feature 443 rooms and suites

The Rixos JBR Dubai will be part of the Al Fattan Group's Crystal Towers.
The Rixos JBR Dubai will be part of the Al Fattan Group's Crystal Towers.

Turkish hotel brand Rixos has revealed that its second Dubai property will open on May 15 in JBR in a recent press release.

The 443-key Rixos Premium Dubai will also have a private beach, gym and spa with Turkish hammam and six food and beverage outlets.

Events space includes 10 meeting rooms and a ballroom able to cater for 1,000 guests.

“This is an excellent time to expand Rixos Hotels portfolio in Dubai as the market continues to experience radical growth while establishing itself further as one of the world’s premier leisure and business destinations,” said Rixos Hotels SVP of operations Erkan Yildirim.

Among the dining outlets will be all-day restaurant Turquoise, Italian fine-dining restaurant Luigia’s, music and sports bar Lock Stock & Barrel, American steakhouse STK and burger outlet Black Tap.

Lock Stock & Barrel and STK is a part of Solutions Leisure, and its managing director and owner Paul Evans was Caterer Middle East Awards 2015's Restaurateur of the Year.

The company will open another hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island in 2018.

It already operates two hotels in the UAE - Rixos The Palm Dubai and Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah.

The company is also expanding in newer markets such as Jeddah, Muscat, Salalah and Maldives.

“Oman is another potential tourism destination and, in my opinion, Rixos Hotels will flourish in a country with such beautiful surroundings and scenic landscapes,” Rixos Hotels senior vice president of operations Erkan Yildirim said.

Established in 2000, Rixos Hotels has 27 hotels in countries such as Turkey, the UAE, Croatia, Switzerland, Egypt and Kazakhstan. It expects to add 32 new projects globally by 2018.

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