Accor expands its partnership with Katara Hospitality, a Qatar based company, with the upcoming opening of the new Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier in the Northern region of Morocco.
Expected to open in the 4th quarter of 2022, the new luxury hotel will consolidate the long-standing partnership between the two groups. Indeed, Katara Hospitality already owning several landmark hotels managed by Accor.
The new hotel will have 133 rooms and suites, including a Signature Suite, two penthouses and a 330 sqm Katara Suite, a Fairmont Spa, seven restaurants and bars with chef Christopher Blake at the helm, as well as conference and banqueting facilities.
Thanks to OBMI & CCCRA Architects, the historic elements of the former King's Counsel property have been carefully restored to their 1920s glory.
Located in the city of Tangier in the North of Morocco, the property enjoys an enviable location at the heart of the upscale residential Boubana area, offering guests convenient proximity to the main attractions of the city, such as the city centre and the Corniche.
Fairmont Tazi Palace is perfectly set on a forested hill offering unparalleled views of Tangier. The luxurious place features an Arab-Andalusian architecture, combining ancient and modern design while staying true to Moroccan tradition.
Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier is a wonderful addition to our luxury portfolio in Morocco. We are proud and happy to partner, once again, with Katara Hospitality on another wonderful project. We couldn’t think of a better brand than Fairmont to introduce the Palace to our guests, with the promise of an unforgettable experience in this extraordinary location.
Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor
Our investment in restoring Tazi Palace in Tangier aligns with Katara Hospitality’s strategic plans for international expansion, being our second venture in North Africa. By committing to this agreement, our primary goal is to support the development of the local community, while sharing our expertise in the hospitality field and investing into creating a strong partnership and lasting value. Today, it gives us great pleasure to share our Moroccan flagship property with Accor.
Ali Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Chairman of Katara Hospitality
We are confident the ethos of the Fairmont brand is a strategic fit as it is important that we have an operator which understands and respects the heritage of this wonderful hotel, ensuring it occupies its rightful position in the local and global market-places when it opens later this year. With its deep history blended with contemporary Moroccan architecture, the Tazi Palace will become a true hospitality icon that represents both a proud legacy and an exciting future. The resort will emerge as a relaxing urban escape that is a true celebration of rich Moroccan culture and history.
Andrew Humphries, Acting CEO of Katara Hospitality
Accor currently operates 41 properties (6,215 keys) in Morocco with a pipeline of 4 properties (768 keys) in development.