In an exclusive interview with EXP Exchange, Erkan Yildrim, CEO of Rixos Hotels Egypt delves deep into the offerings of the various Rixos properties in Egypt for the luxury Indian weddings market and his excitement about Retrouvailles ‘23.
Tell us about the various Rixos Hotels in Egypt and what they have to offer to the luxury weddings planners from India.
Egypt is the ultimate destination for India to organise events that get better with the world-class and unique service of Rixos properties. Our properties have distinctive characteristics and charm that every guest will be captivated by and keep coming back to.
Rixos Premium Seagate is a sanctuary for the entire family, and has everything they will look for, such as Aquapark, kids club, and unrivalled entertainment that are tailored-fit to every guest’s requirement. It is home to every fairytale wedding with selections of stylish indoor and outdoor venues, perfected with the most exquisite cuisines and friendly staff, which will elevate your occasion to the next level.
The second one is Rixos Sharm El Sheikh with the 18+ Adults concept. For people who love vibrant and lively nights such as parties, night shows, and lifestyle organisations, this property is for you, not to mention the superior services equipped with state-of-the-art technology with views of the desert and pristine waters of the Red Sea. In addition, we have a delightful promotion where you can stay at one hotel, either Rixos Premium Seagate or Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, and enjoy the amenities and services in both hotels with this unique exclusivity.
On the other hand, Rixos Premium Magawish Suites and Villas is a haven for people who would love to explore the underwater treasures of the Red Sea with an elegant and contemporary design, exceptional facilities, 1 km sandy beach, luxurious and comfortable suites, and villas, and direct access to the pool from suites and villas. Also, it has an amazing ballroom that can cater to 1,000 people.
The fourth property is Rixos Alamein, located at El Alamein, rich in culture and heritage perfected with its prime position on the unspoiled, northern Mediterranean coast. It has a fabulous ballroom with exemplary services perfected with a white sandy beach and turquoise blue water.
Lastly, our newly opened property, Golf Villas Sharm El Sheikh By Rixos, is a destination perfectly equipped with seclusion and privacy. Lavishly appointed villas with vast green gardens and private swimming pool, and a unique golf experience.
Share with us about the different banqueting spaces, the number of rooms and other experiential offerings from the hotel
Aside from the mentioned ballroom of our different properties, we are also pleased to offer our guests the Diamond Hall, which stretches up to 810 m2 of meeting space and caters to 1,200 attendees with a comprehensive range of audio-visual equipment. This opulent hall is connected to a private foyer, has two entrances, one of which is connected to Palm Hall, and ten breakout rooms through the hotel’s main lobby. The Palm Hall extends to 378, can accommodate up to 350 attendees, and connects with a decent foyer. Both of the elegant halls are stacked with a fully equipped business centre. Also, for those who love to make their beach wedding come true, we have a beach area that can hold 350-400 people. In addition, an entertainment area good for 2000 people, is the best option for those who would love a vigorous wedding full of life.
What excites you about the luxury weddings market of India. How has been your experience with it so far?
As we all know, Indian weddings are the epitome of glam and elegance, not to mention that it is very rich in culture and long standing traditions, making them the most unforgettable celebration to cherish. It has been a noteworthy experience for me, and one for the books!
What makes Rixos Egypt Hotels the perfect destination for the quintessential ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’?
With Indian weddings known to be full of opulence, our properties are a great fit to match that luxe standard. Our unrivalled hospitality, elegantly-curated services, extensive selections of delectable cuisines, and the views that feature a kaleidoscope of the colour of landscaped gardens rolling down to the pristine sands and crystal waters, will create a grand setting and the most extravagant experiences. We ensure that the day of your dreams will be an absolute success, tailor fit according to your preferences perfectly blended with the elegance of Rixos legacy.
How excited are you with your association with Retrouvailles 2023?
I’m very excited, and I’m privileged and glad to be a part of this remarkable event knowing that I will learn a lot and will be a great platform to expand our audience and share with them how Rixos Egypt Hotels can make their dream wedding come true.