Egypt: Rixos Hospitality Egypt announces the appointment of Erkan Yildirim as Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director. In his new role, Yildirim will oversee the future growth and overall operations of the three Rixos properties in Egypt.

With a life-long passion for the hospitality industry, Yildrim brings over 20 years of strategic management experience across an extensive portfolio of the luxurious Rixos Brand. After graduating from Akdeniz University Faculty of Tourism in Turkey, accredited with a bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, Erkan has worked across all main operational departments, eventually securing managerial positions as Director of Sales & Marketing to Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and later as a Senior Vice President Operations of Rixos Hotels, EMEA and Far East region.

With excellent facilitation and a successful track record in strategic business development, Yildirim managed fifteen properties located in seven different countries, which includes the UAE, Egypt, Switzerland, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia, overseeing a total of 4,600 rooms.

He will be responsible for establishing Rixos Hospitality Egypt by identifying new business opportunities and strategies to develop the Rixos brand towards a profitable growth and maintaining its reputation as an iconic luxury destination in the market.

Erkan Yildirim said, “My focus is to extensively grow the business across the region. I am looking forward to building a solid client portfolio and investing time in partnering with great reputable companies who share the same vision and passion as Rixos Hospitality Egypt in delivering impeccably high quality and top-level customer service.”


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, 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 Middle East. 

Rixos Hotels portfolio of exceptional properties is sited in prime and historic locations. With more than 6,500 staff serving all its properties, Rixos Hotels have developed an innovative guest experience that blends the best of the new and old.  Designed to offer a unique luxury long stay experience, the Rixos villas are beautifully furnished. Tailor-made service with private butler and concierge is the ultimate choice of the world’s most distinguished travelers. At the heart of every Rixos hotel is a revitalizing Wellness and Spa Center with an authentic Turkish Hammam, offering a unique spa treatment, menu and atmosphere.  

Known for their hospitality, attentive personalized service and fine cuisine, Rixos Hotels received global recognition and top ratings from distinguished specialist professional bodies such as the American Five Star Diamond Award, Conde Nast, World Travel Awards and Great Hotels of the World. 

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