Country overview: 37 hotel projects mooted for Morocco [Infographic]

by | 13 Nov 2021 | Hotel Projects, Pipeline, Projects

According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, dozens of schemes are in the works across the country, with Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca leading the way.

Our dedicated researchers report that 37 upscale and luxury properties with a total of 8,006 rooms are currently being developed around Morocco. We take a closer look at some of the key projects being lined up for one of North Africa’s most vibrant economies.

Hotel openings by year in Morocco

In what remains of 2021, four projects with 616 rooms are still due for completion. And next year is looking busy too, with 18 launches and 2,743 keys planned.

Things will be quieter in 2023, with only seven hotels set to open, although they will collectively add a staggering 3,280 rooms to the local offering. For 2024 and beyond, moreover, eight additional properties with 1,367 keys are already on the books.

Of Morocco’s 37 new hotels, 12 will be in the four-star segment, with the other 25 falling firmly into the five-star category.

Top urban growth markets in Morocco

Marrakech, arguably the country’s biggest tourist destination, will get ten new hotels with 1,233 rooms in the coming years. This puts it just ahead of Rabat, home of the Royal Palace, which will see nine properties with 1,385 keys open their doors. And Casablanca concludes our rundown, with six active projects set to yield a grand total of 733 rooms.

Exciting hotel openings to watch in Morocco

The first highly anticipated opening we’ll look at is Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Sale, scheduled to be ready by the end of this year. This 186-property will be part of the La Marina Morocco mixed-use development, offering 186 rooms and suites in a stunning location boasting triple water frontage from the marina, river and ocean. It’ll also feature multiple F&B venues, including an all-day dining concept, a lobby lounge and bar, a specialty restaurant and a pool bar, as well as ample meeting space, a spa and a fitness centre.

Around a year later, The St Regis Tamuda Bay will open in Tétouan in northern Morocco. The elegant property will be part of landmark lifestyle resort development La Bahia Blanca, and boast 100 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites with unobstructed sea views, as well as a spa, pool and fitness centre. The resort’s culinary offerings will include a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant and a St Regis Bar inspired by the King Cole Bar at the brand’s flagship in New York.

Finally, St Regis is planning to add another property to its Moroccan footprint, though not until Q3 2025. The St Regis Marrakech Resort will be part of the Assoufid Golf Resort and have 96 spacious rooms and villas with views of the Atlas Mountains. Apart from top-end leisure facilities, such as a spa, pool and fitness centre, the resort will incorporate six distinct culinary experiences, including two specialty restaurants and of course the brand’s signature St Regis Bar.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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