Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay before renovation

Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay to open doors in 2020 post renovation

Rixos Hotels has signed an agreement to manage its largest all-inclusive luxury resort on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera.

The Turkish hotel brand, part of the Accor portfolio, has partnered with the Eastern Company for Investment and Touristic Development to take over and renovate an existing beachfront property. Scheduled for completion in 2020, it will be re-launched as the Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay – a 1,636-key mega resort with world-class leisure, sports and entertainment facilities.

The property will boast a stunning location in a secluded bay on the Red Sea, south of Hurghada, a global hotspot for scuba diving, family getaways and golf breaks.

Resort highlights will include individual villas, an extensive indoor and outdoor spa, fitness facilities, kids clubs, a waterpark, beach lounge, large conference centre, many F&B options and an expansive entertainment area with an amphitheatre.

Fettah Tamince, Founder and Chairman of Rixos Hotels, said: “This marks a pivotal moment in the growth story of our brand, bringing to market our largest resort globally and offering our most comprehensive range of facilities and unique and dynamic entertainment experiences yet.

“We are delighted to partner with the Eastern Company for Investment and Touristic Development to launch this flagship project, which will set a new benchmark for luxury all-inclusive all-exclusive resorts in Egypt and the wider Middle East.”

Mahmoud El-Sayed Moussa El-Sharkawy, CEO, the Eastern Company for Investment and Touristic Development, added: “Our vision is to transform MakadiBay into the leading leisure and entertainment destination on the Red Sea and in this respect, the Rixos brand, with its successful one-of-a-kind hospitality concept and proven expertise operating in Egypt’s resort market, makes strategic sense. It’s the perfect fit.”

The renovation plan in will be carried out in two phases, each spanning a year, with phase one already underway. When phase one is complete, Rixos Hurghada Makadi Bay will be officially launched and feature 815 keys including villas, 12 F&B outlets, a beach lounge, 1,500 sqm of meeting space, a spa and wellness area covering 2,400 sqm, multiple pools, a small aqua park, kids’ clubs and spacious outdoor areas for fitness and entertainment programmes.

Phase two of the renovation plan will begin once the property opens its doors and will include a 23,000-sqm water park, as well as upgrades to the remaining hotel inventory.

RixosHurghadaMakadiBay will expand Accor’s footprint in Egypt to 25 properties with 13 more projects in the pipeline.


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