TORONTO – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced a new property, Fairmont Marrakech, Morocco, slated to open in 2011. The resort will join other hotels in the region including Fairmont Zanzibar, Tanzania; Fairmont Towers Heliopolis, Cairo; Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Kenya and London’s Savoy, reopening in 2009 following an extensive restoration.
The 190-room resort will offer a mix of contemporary and traditional architecture, unique amenities and details that reflect Moroccan culture. The property will feature five food and beverage outlets, 13,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space, including a 4,300 square foot ballroom, and Fairmont Gold, the brand’s exclusive lifestyle suites.
A 14,000 square foot Willow Stream Spa and health club will feature 14 treatment rooms, a hammam, specialty showers, steam room, ice fountain and a variety of lounges for relaxing. The complex will also include 32 new Fairmont-branded residential villas.
Fairmont is partnering with Ste l’ Eden de Marrakech, a company headed by Simon-Xavier Guerrand Hermes, of the Hermes Luxury goods family. Ste l’ Eden de Marrakech has appointed THED International, a French company headed by Georges Dahan, to manage the project.
Thomas W. Storey, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts said, “We are pleased to introduce our guests to this distinctive resort in Morocco, one of the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations. This new property reinforces our expansion in the region and demonstrates our commitment to working with key partners to develop world-class properties and build upon our brand’s global strength.”
Fairmont Marrakech joins a number of recent announcements across the globe, including Fairmont Hyderabad, India; Fairmont Roco Ki, Dominican Republic; Fairmont Haitang Bay Resort, Sanya, China; Fairmont Abu Dhabi Creek and Fairmont Manila, Philippines.