Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury operator with more than 70 hotels globally, announced at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), the signing of new luxury hotel developments in Morocco .
Scheduled to open in 2019, the project is situated in Taghazout Bay, a 615-hectare seaside resort located 18 km north of Agadir on the Atlantic coast. The hotel sits on 180,000 square meters (1.9M square feet), of beachfront adjacent to the 18-hole golf course designed by Kyle Phillips which was recently completed in 2014.
Fairmont Taghazout Bay will feature 155 spacious guestrooms, with sea facing views, in addition to 52 Fairmont branded villas, to be released for sale later this year, which will be the first luxury waterfront villas of this kind in the country.
The resort will boast over 2,500 square meters (27,000 square feet) of meeting space and a Fairmont spa with fitness facilities. A range of culinary offerings will include an all-day dining restaurant, lobby lounge, specialty restaurant and beach pool bar and grill.
Fairmont Taghazout Bay will set a new benchmark for luxury leisure travel in the country while complementing the more urban Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Salé currently under development in the Valley of Bouregreg, a coastal mixed-use development bordering the Moroccan capital Rabat.
With its warm climate, pristine beaches, diverse landscape and recreational activities, including five golf courses, Taghazout Bay is quickly becoming a popular destination for leisure travellers. The resort is a short distance away from the international airport of Agadir as well as the main highway network linking the city to neighbouring tourist spots, Marrakech (250 km) and Casablanca (450 km).