The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company unveiled plans to open its first property in Rabat, the capital city of the Kingdom of Morocco, bringing the number of hotels currently under development in the brand’s North Africa portfolio to three.
The owner of the urban resort is Sienna Investment Group, an investment vehicle established in Morocco. The architectural and design teams of the luxury property consist of Scape Design Associates as the landscape designer, and architectural firm WATG. Construction is under way, and The Ritz-Carlton expects the resort to open in December 2014.
The urban resort will be situated approximately 10 minutes from the city center by car, within the grounds of The Royal Golf of Dar Es Salam, designed by Robert Trent Jones over 40 years ago. The golf estate which comprises three courses, and is set within a 1,087-acre oak forest and will provide the backdrop to The Ritz-Carlton, Rabat, located near the 10th tee of the main course.
The city of Rabat is the seat of the Moroccan government and home to the majority of its government agencies. The resort will have 120 guestrooms, 15 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom villas.
Further properties currently under construction in North Africa include The Ritz-Carlton, Tunis, Carthage, a resort with 129-suites, situated close to the world heritage site of Carthage and Morocco a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Tamuda Bay, an exclusive upscale resort nestled along the unspoiled waters of the Mediterranean, approximately 37 miles east of the city of Tangiers, with a 98-luxury room hotel with 35 pool villa suites, a beach club and an 18-hole Nicklaus design golf course.
The Ritz-Carlton property in Marrakech