Tangier attracts luxury hospitality brands

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Published on 30/09/22 - Updated on 30/09/22

In the autumn of 2022, the second economic centre of Morocco will welcome a Fairmont property and is expecting a Waldorf Astoria resort by 2025. Two future openings attesting to the attractiveness of the destination.

Tangier is now turning towards luxury tourism, with the forthcoming opening of two palaces which will soon enrich its hospitality offer. The luxury brand Fairmont will thus continue its expansion in Morocco with a hotel of 133 rooms and suites, in addition to those already opened in Marrakech and Taghazout, another being planned in Rabat in the coming months.

Located close to the city centre and the Corniche and some 20 minutes from the airport, the Fairmont Tazi Palace follows the renovation of a historic palace with Arab-Andalusian architecture, acquired by one of Accor's main partners in the development of its upscale offer, Katara Hospitality.

Nestled on a wooded hillside with views across Tangier, the hotel will feature several restaurants and bars, a spa and a highly developed MICE offering with numerous conference and banqueting spaces. 

With its deep history blended with contemporary Moroccan architecture, Tazi Palace will become a true icon of hospitality. 

Andrew Humphries, Interim CEO, Katara Hospitality

As for the Waldorf Astoria, it is expected to open its doors to the public in 2025. The Hilton Group has just announced that it has signed an agreement with Star Hill Tangiers to manage a Waldorf Astoria, which is currently under construction.

Unlike the Fairmont, the Hilton brand will be located away from the city centre with a resort close to the Cape Spartel reserve. In addition to a huge spa and five restaurants, the resort will offer 115 rooms and suites, including 21 villas with private pools and a 1,250 m² royal villa. The property will also feature multi-functional meeting spaces and conference rooms.

Bringing this luxury brand to Tangier is a step we are proud of as it supports the development of the tourism sector in Morocco and the city of Tangier.

Zaid Ali, Star Hill

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