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Jumeirah signs Golf and Polo Resort in Marrakech

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The Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has signed an agreement with SGTM Immobilier, a subsidiary of Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM), to manage the Jumeirah Marrakech Golf & Polo Resort, a new luxury golf and polo resort located seven kilometres to the south of Marrakech, in the lee of the Atlas Mountains.

Scheduled to open in three stages from January 2013, the Jumeirah Marrakech Golf & Polo Resort will include a five star deluxe golf hotel and 18 hole golf course, complete with clubhouse and academy, a five star polo hotel with two polo fields and one practice course, as well as a third five star hotel, spa, souk and residential villas.

The golf hotel will comprise of 230 rooms and suites as well as 50 luxury villas. The boutique polo hotel will offer 100 rooms, while the largest of the hotels will offer approximately 300 uniquely-designed rooms and suites.

This mixed-use development will cover 177 hectares of land and in addition to the facilities listed above, will also offer a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges (some located in a purpose built souk), a 2,500 square metre Talise spa, and ballroom conference facilities for up to 900 people.

“Jumeirah Marrakech Golf & Polo Resort is a welcome addition to Jumeirah Group’s diverse portfolio as we continue to expand around the world,” said Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group. “Marrakech is truly the heartbeat of Morocco and possesses a rich and varied cultural inheritance.”

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