Anantara Resorts has signed a management
contract on two unique five-star resorts in Morocco. Anantara
Marrakech Resort & Spa and Anantara Mogador Resort & Spa
are both scheduled to
open in 2011.
The two hotels are the first of many planned
with H Partners, a Morocco-based hospitality investment company.
will be constructed within the Atlas Golf Resort on a six-hectare
plot. As well as guest rooms and suites in the main building, the
resort will feature pool villas that will form part of the hotel
with a portion being for sale as residences. Hotel guests will be
within 10 minutes of the Djemaa El Fna, the centre of the
Marrakech medina and the heart of the labyrinth of alleyways and
side streets of this vibrant marketplace. Additionally, guests
will have access to the 18-hole Atlas Golf course.
Mogador will be located in the first phase of an upmarket
development adjacent to the historic town of Essaouira on the
Atlantic coast. The resort will include 40 luxuriously appointed
guest rooms along with 60 lavish pool villas, both for sale as
residences and for let by the hotel. Tying in elements of local
architecture and lush gardens, the resort and spa will evoke a
sense of its surroundings and provide guests with unparalleled
This seaside destination, about two
hours from Marrakech by car or short flight from Casablanca, is a
popular destination for surfers, artists and film-makers, and is
also known for its music festivals. Essaouira, formerly known as
Mogador, is steeped in history having endured invasion attempts.
The main citadel is surrounded by a fortress wall and within the
ramparts of this UNESCO world heritage site are a number of cafés,
art galleries and craft shops. The medina is filled with small
riads, museums and restaurants.
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