Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Hilton expands its presence in Morocco

Set on a pristine beach, Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa opens its doors today, marking Hilton’s third property in Morocco.

With its upscale accommodations, beachfront location and extensive range of leisure facilities, the resort is an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation.

The 304-room Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa is located within a protected national park, offering direct access to five kilometres of idyllic white sandy beach. Tangier, a cosmopolitan port-city on the Strait of Gibraltar is the embodiment of culture with its UNESCO sights and nearby attractions, such as The Kasbah. Famous for its year-round pleasant weather and beautiful beaches, the city is seeing increasing numbers of visitors every year.

“Morocco is a flourishing tourism destination which welcomed more than 12 million visitors last year,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, Hilton. “We are delighted to be expanding our footprint in the country and hope this will continue to support the Moroccan government’s tourism ambition to make Morocco one of the top 20 tourist destinations in the world by 2020.”

Relaxing amenities

Spread across an impressive 850-sq-m, the hotel’s eforea spa is equipped with state of the art treatment rooms, a beauty salon, hairdresser, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a 24/7 gym. For those looking to perfect their swing during their stay, the hotel offers two spectacular golf courses alongside a Golf Academy.

With a fantastic kids club on-site along with two outdoor pools, the hotel offers great facilities for families travelling together.

Meetings and events

The perfect location for any meeting, event or wedding, the hotel boasts 4,500-sq-m of flexible event space with capacity for up to 1400 guests. The hotel offers 15 flexible meeting rooms as well as two pillarless ballrooms. With an expansive foyer that leads to an outdoor terrace, the space is ideal for hosting coffee breaks, cocktail receptions and buffets.

Dining

The culinary experience is at the heart of the hotel, which boasts five restaurants and bars. Guests can enjoy a variety of delicious food options from the hotel’s five dining outlets. The fine dining restaurant, L’Olivier, serves gourmet Mediterranean food. Light bites and creative cocktails are available at the Rose bar in the lobby, and poolside snacks are available at Tucano Day & Night Gastrobar, which transforms into a vibrant experience in the evening, with a DJ and selection of tapas available day and night. For a sophisticated lounge experience, guests can visit Cig’Art lounge, which has a collection of premium whiskies, spirits and cigars. Last but not least, the all-day buffet dining restaurant, Argan, serves international cuisine, and room service is available 24/7.

Contemporary guest rooms

Boasting 304 exquisite rooms and suites, including 50 apartments, all guestrooms feature a blend of Moroccan and international design touches with private balconies overlooking either the Atlantic Ocean or 11 hectares of garden.

“We are excited to introduce Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa to our growing brand portfolio,” said Vera Manoukian, senior vice president and global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “The opening of this property highlights our commitment to expanding in key destinations across the world, in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters.”

The hotel is a short drive from Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport, which operates extensive routes to key destinations such as France, Spain and the UK. The resort is also close to highways that link Tangier to Rabat and Casablanca, making it easily accessible. Guests travelling to the resort from within Morocco can also opt to use the new high-speed bullet train, which links Tangier to Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakesh.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa is, up to June 4, launching an opening rate at MAD1,700 ($175.4) in guest room for two, inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 5000 Points for a minimum three-night stay for stays from April 15 to August 4, when booking directly with Hilton. - TradeArabia News Service