'100% occupancy rate' in Baghdad hotels

Prime minister visits Rixos, Mövenpick hotel projects

BAGHDAD – Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani toured the construction sites of the planned Rixos and Mövenpick hotels in downtown Baghdad on Saturday, emphasizing the need for more hotel accommodations due to a ‘100% occupancy rate’ and Iraq’s role as a host for major upcoming events and conferences.

Rixos is a Turkish hotel chain specializing in waterfront resorts. Mövenpick is a Swiss company that manages over 80 hotels and lodgings across the world.

The Prime Minister’s office stated that the visit aimed to assess progress on these projects, which are central to Baghdad’s efforts to accommodate tourists, official delegations, and various international gatherings.

Al-Sudani highlighted the importance of these developments in meeting the demand for large-scale accommodations, facilitated by government-led economic reforms and initiatives to attract investment.