Accor to open first Rixos property in Saudi

Publish December 26, 2021
real estate

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with over 420 hotels across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is expanding its footprint in Saudi Arabia with the signing of Rixos Obhur Jeddah, the first Rixos property in the kingdom.

The group is partnering with Dur Hospitality to manage the upcoming luxurious resort which will upgrade and restyle the Makarem Annakheel Village, transforming it into a full-fledged tourist resort with a 5-star luxury hotel, said a statement from Accor.

In addition, a water park, swimming pools, and villas with private pools will be featured, all of which will be developed in line with the Rixos brand standards, it stated.

Boasting a spectacular location at the heart of Jeddah’s Obhur Bay on the Red Sea, Rixos Obhur Jeddah will feature a private beach and 247 residential units, including 174 rooms and 73 villas with a Club Prive lounge, a main fine-dining restaurant, a Lounge bar, and two specialty beach restaurants.

The resort will also offer a central ballroom for special events, meeting rooms, a Fitness club with indoor and outdoor, a Spa for Gents and Ladies, kids and teens Club, and several swimming pools. Additionally, the resort will feature gorgeous green landscapes, golden sandy beaches, a sea port, and a plaza with a marvelous ocean view.

Rixos Obhur Jeddah will become the first luxurious integrated resort in Jeddah, specifically designed to keep up with the increasing demand from guests looking to experience true luxury while enjoying high-end hospitality services, as well as a range of exceptional and memorable leisure activities, it added.

'We are pleased to partner with Dur Hospitality as we truly value their long-standing experience in the Saudi hospitality sector,' remarked Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey.

'We are confident that Rixos Obhur Jeddah will become an outstanding destination taking the hospitality and tourism services in Jeddah, the Bride of the Red Sea and the kingdom, to the next level. This resort is Rixos first project in Saudi Arabia and we hope this will be the first of several projects on which the group collaborates with Dur Hospitality in the country,' stated Willis.

Dur Hospitality’s Chairman Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Issa said: 'The partnership with Accor is aligned with our strategy to enhance our capabilities and cement our leading position in the Kingdom’s hospitality sector by offering our guests the best services and experiences available in the hospitality industry locally and internationally.'

'This partnership simultaneously contributes to developing the sector’s role in achieving the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 which inspires us to keep pace with the guests’ expectations and provide them with the latest premium hospitality products and services,' he added.

Accor currently operates 39 properties (14,301 keys) in Saudi Arabia with 40 properties (10,803 keys) in the pipeline.

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