Rixos Bab Al Bahr Announces New Food And Beverage Head Of Department To Oversee Its Fourteen Restaurants And Bars


Ras Al Khaimah: Rixos Bab Al Bahr today announced Korgün Güzelgün as the new Food and Beverage (F&B) Manager of the Ultra-All-Inclusive, five-star resort in Ras Al Khaimah. 

With nearly two decades of experience, Korgün will be overseeing the operations of Rixos Bab Al Bahr’s fourteen food and beverage outlets and in-house catering for private events. In addition, he will be responsible for elevating guest experiences through innovative new offerings and services. He will report directly to the Culinary Director, Omer Canbay, and Horst Walther-Jones, the General Manager of Rixos Bab Al Bahr.

Korgün completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Administration and Management from Johnson and Wales University in 2000 and a second Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Administration and Management from Bilkent University in 2003. He has extensive experience in both Turkey and the United Arab Emirates having previously managed the F&B operations for the likes of Kempinski, Hilton and Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts. After leaving Hilton Hotels in 2019, Korgün was an F&B consultant before being approached by Rixos Bab Al Bahr. Korgün is fluent in English and Turkish. 

Korgün commented: “Rixos Bab Al Bahr already has a well-oiled machine when it comes to its F&B department. There is, however, always room for improvement and I look forward to taking the resort’s dining experience to the next level. I want people to visit the resort not only for its array of family activities and five-star facilities, but also for an unforgettable dining experience.”

Rixos Bab Al Bahr offers guests the choice of seven restaurants:

  • Seven Heights all-day dining restaurant
  • Lalezar serving traditional Turkish cuisine
  • Fishbone serving seafood
  • Aja, a fusion of Asian cuisines
  • L’olivo, an Italian restaurant
  • Meatpoint, the resort’s steakhouse
  • Toast’N’Burger, the go-to destination for small bites and healthy snacks

In addition to the seven restaurants, the resort also has seven bars, including; Aisha Lobby Lounge, Sea & See Bar, Infinity Pool Bar, Su Pool Bar, Sports hub and Mojito Bar as well as in-room dining and catering for private events on the property. The resort offers visitors a unique, “Ultra” All-Inclusive stay where all dining fees are included in the rate of their stay. 

Walther-Jones commented: “It is a mammoth task to oversee the operations of fourteen outlets, each with a unique cuisine and identity. We required someone with ample experience in the food and beverage industry, in tandem with luxury properties, to ensure the dining experience holds its own. With his expertise and track record in the industry, we couldn’t have selected a better candidate than Korgün Güzelgün for the position.”


Situated on the pristine white sands on the peaceful Marjan Island of Ras Al Khaimah, the Rixos Bab Al Bahr has a beautiful beach, stylish accommodations, upscale restaurants, breath-taking views and all the amenities you would expect from a five-star beach resort in the United Arab Emirates. A resort with a difference, at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, guests can indulge in a variety of restaurants at no additional cost. With few exceptions, everything is inclusive from the kaleidoscope of cuisine in Seven Heights and the delicious selection of unlimited beverages in See & Sea, Mojito Lounge, to the diverse choice of entertainment and nightlife, kids clubs, spa, sports, and recreational activities. Five delectable a la carte restaurants, including a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant, offer a diverse dining experience. The Rixos Bab Al Bahr is located 25 kilometres from Ras Al Khaimah City, 80 kilometres from Dubai City, 85 kilometres from Deira City and 70 kilometres from Dubai International Airport.


Established in 2000, Rixos is one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury hotel chains specialising in memorable all-inclusive holidays. At the heart of every Rixos Hotel & Resort is a revitalising wellness spa with an authentic Turkish Hammam, renowned for its unique selection of spa rituals. Each hotel offers a distinctive variety of restaurants and bars, an exciting entertainment schedule and a diverse range of opulently appointed rooms and suites. 

Each Rixos, be it in Turkey, UAE, Russia, Croatia, Switzerland, Egypt serves as genuinely inspiring location to see due to its best-in-class facilities, dining options and entertainment venues. The award- winning Rixos Hotels have received global recognition from distinguished professional bodies including the American Five Star Diamond Award, Conde Nast, World Travel Awards and Trip Advisor. 

Rixos Hotels currently operates four hotels in the United Arab Emirates: Rixos Premium Dubai in JBR Dubai, Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites in Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah and Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. 


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