Dubai-based Rixos The Palm achieved 90 % occupancy rates in the first quarter of this year and it expects business to remain strong with an anticipated tourist influx into the emirate, the main business and tourism hub in the region. “We are pursuing our efforts to upgrade and add more facilities to ensure the best services to our guests from the UAE, the GCC and other countries....our hotel is one of the most dynamic on this island, which has become one of the most attractive tourism destinations in the world,” the hotel’s general manager Alexander Schneider said. He noted that new services have been added by the hotel including new and exciting promotions, a refresh of the resort’s menu offering in the restaurants and new watersports facilities. Late in 2014, Eden Beach Club, which is part of The Crystal Group, opened at the resort – giving guests the opportunity to relax in a chic Mediterranean city whilst enjoying the views of the city away from the hustle and bustle. Mr Schneider said the hotel’s main markets include the GCC, the UK, Germany and the CIS market, adding that the guest rate reached 100 % at Rixos The Palm’s restaurants and bars following the upgrade of its food and beverage offering. “The hotel has become a popular destination for visitors from Abu Dhabi and other emirates thanks to its services and location,” he said. He said the hotel, comprising 233 rooms and suites intends to participate in the May 4-7 Arabian Travel Market due to be held in Dubai. He said the hotel intends to highlight is services and announce more offers to guests for summer, adding that the hotel is also expected to sign new partnership agreements with travel agents. He noted that the ATM 2015 is the most important tourism event in the region as it serves many markets in the East and the West. Mr Schneider described, in his opinion, that Dubai as one of the most attractive tourism destinations in the world given its economic and business position, location, events and shopping potential, as well as its advanced infrastructure. “Dubai also enjoys stability and has many attractive sites for tourists covering history, culture, arts,” he said. Based on regular industry reports, he anticipated a steady growth in Dubai’s hotel industry until 2020 when the World Expo would be held, adding that more investments would be pumped into this sector. He said the sharp rise in the number of visitors to Dubai has turned Dubai International Airport into the world’s busiest. “Millions of people who come to Dubai for shopping and tourism return to the emirate again and again...this proves the success of the emirate’s tourism strategy.”
Rixos The Palm is the ultimate lifestyle destination on Palm Jumeirah. Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the resort commands unrivalles views of Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, the iconic skyline and the Palm. It boasts the best beach on Palm Jumeirah with diverse watersports activities on offer including the new Seabreacher. The resort offers unmatched family facilities with Rixy Kids Club and multiple activities. Rixos The Palm boasts the largest entry level rooms on Palm Jumeirah and every guest bedroom offers sun loungers on the terrace, a free-standing bath tub and designer amenities. The views from the rooms and suites are some of the best in Dubai. Rixos Royal Spa is Dubai’s most intimate and luxurious spa. It has separate ladies and gents facilities with two traditional Turkish Hammams, in addition to opulently appointed couples’ suites Eight restaurants and bars, in addition to Eden Beach Club, provide a dynamic culinary and nightlife experience. - ends
ABOUT RIXOS HOTELS Rixos Hotels, established in 2000, is one of the world’s fastest growing, luxury hotel chains. Dedicated to offering traditional Turkish hospitality and a unique spa experience in the finest surroundings and luxury ambience, the Antalya based group owns and operates premium resorts & villas including city hotels in key regions as diverse as Turkey, Europe, CIS Countries, North Africa and now the Middle East. Rixos Hotels with its numerous hotels offering excellence and privileges, serves in Turkey with Rixos Premium Tekirova, Rixos Premium Bodrum, Rixos Premium Belek, Rixos Sungate, Rixos Downtown Antalya, Rixos Beldibi, Rixos Grand Ankara, Rixos Konya, Rixos Taksim İstanbul, Rixos Pera İstanbul, Rixos Eskişehir, Rixos Premium Göcek Suites&Villas, and abroad with Rixos President Astana, Rixos Almaty, Rixos Borovoe, Rixos Khadisha Shymkent, Rixos Quba Azerbaijan, Samaxi Palace Platinum by Rixos, Naftalan Hotel by Rixos, Rixos Borjomi, Rixos Tbilis, Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik, Rixos Al Nasr Tripoli, Rixos Prykaypattya, Rixos The Palm Dubai, Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, Rixos Alamein, Rixos Seagate Sharm, Rixos Avenue Sharm, Rixos Krasnaya Polyana Sochi and Rixos Flüela Davos. Rixos Hotels have developed an innovative guest experience that blends the best of the new and old. Aiming to offer the traditional Turkish hospitality with its 6.500 employees, the group owns very exceptional locations and distinctive concepts. With its fabulous hospitality, tailor made services, rich and gorgeous cuisine, Rixos Hotels has been awarded many times by international authorities like American Five Star Diamond Awards, Conde Nast, Great Hotels of the World and World Travel Awards. Rixos Hotels is prefered by significant travel agencies and tour operators. Rixos Hotels has set its growing objectives on East and Middle Europe, Mediterranean Coasts, Gulf Region and North Africa with the mission of becoming a leader in luxury accomodation segment by realizing its investments.