Rixos plans growth in Egypt

Turkish hospitality company Rixos Hotels is developing several new projects in Egypt, starting with the Rixos Magawish and Rixos Makadi Bay by the Red Sea in Hurghada, due to open by year's end.

When completed, the two hotels will join Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, Rixos Alamein and Rixos Premium Seagate.

The 438-room Rixos Magawish and the 815-room Rixos Makadi Bay will be seven and 30 kilometres away from Hurghada International Airport, respectively.

According to the company, these latest projects display a consistency of belief in Egypt’s capabilities as "an ideal destination for luxury tourism and our vision of continuing to set the path for prime luxury resorts to follow."

In total, Rixos will have five properties along the Red Sea and Mediterranean. The company opened its first hotel in Egypt, the Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, in 2012.

According to a May report from Colliers International, Egypt's coastal cities kicked off the year with solid performance numbers, including double-digit improvements in occupancy and ADR over Q1 2018.