Luxury hotel brand Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, part of AccorHotels, announces the opening of Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech in Morocco, the latest addition to its exclusive portfolio of distinctive hotels worldwide. Located near the former imperial city of Marrakech and in the heart of a century-old olive grove set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, the resort evokes the romanticism of desert life, offering a perfect blend of modern architecture and natural surroundings.
This prestigious Marrakech landmark resort reflects the growth of the luxury brand in Morocco, complementing the presence of AccorHotels in Morocco with upwards of 40 hotels.
“Fairmont is recognized globally as a luxury hospitality leader with a collection of 75 hotels, including icons such as The Savoy Hotel in London, as well as flagship hotels in the Middle East and Africa. The Fairmont brand resonates with today’s travelers as well as our guests in Morocco because of its emphasis on personalization, the ability to create exceptional travel experiences, and its strong connection to the community in which they operate. The Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech is well positioned to be part of a distinctive collection of celebrated hotels worldwide,” said Hamid Bentahar, AccorHotels Executive Vice President of Luxury and Upscale Brands for Africa and Indian Ocean.
“Fairmont Royal Palm is known as one of the most prestigious addresses in Marrakech, with the perfect combination of luxury accommodations, world-class leisure and golf, as well as exquisite dining. A true testament to the Fairmont brand, the property team aims to provide our guests with exceptional travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service in a setting that is truly unforgettable,” said Afif Salibi, General Manager of Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech.
The resort features 134 guestrooms, including five presidential suites, one penthouse suite and 10 Prince Villas as well as 94 private residences consisting of two, three and four-bedroom villas. It also boasts unmatched resort amenities, including an expansive 18-hole golf course created by renowned architect Cabell B. Robinson.
Fairmont Palm Marrakech offers four restaurant and lounge options with Le Caravane, an international restaurant on the terrace;L’Olivier, overlooking the swimming pool and serving Mediterranean cuisine; Al Ain, a traditional Moroccan restaurant; and Le Bar, offering an evening respite with its own cigar lounge.
Exclusive leisure options at Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech include a heated, ozonized swimming pool, the largest of its kind in Morocco, as well as a 3,500 square meter spa, inclusive of a bespoke private area reserved for women. In addition, to the 185 acre golf course, the newly opened Golf Country Club is comprised of a lounge, restaurants, health club and swimming pool. Fairmont Royal Palm also benefits from close proximity to the acclaimed Assoufid Golf Club, recently recognized by the 2016 World Golf Awards in Morocco.
The vast estate, which lies at the foot of the Atlas mountain range and is only a 10-minute drive from Menara Airport, is located near the mythical ‘Ochre City’ of Marrakech, offering travelers a culturally enriching and quaint experience.
With more than 70 hotels worldwide, Fairmont continues to expand globally with recent openings including Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, Fairmont Chengdu in Western China, Fairmont Amman in the Middle East. New luxury developments include Fairmont Kuala Lumpur, Fairmont Jeddah, Fairmont Austin and Fairmont Costa Canuva in Mexico, to name a few.
Fairmont continues its expansion in Morocco with additional luxury developments, including Fairmont Taghazout Bay, a 155-room luxury property overlooking the bay complemented by 52 branded villas, as well as Fairmont Rabat-sale, a 200-room luxury hotel that will enjoy close proximity to heritage sites and an enviable location on the Bou Regreg River. Both properties are expected to open by 2020.