Marriott plans first St. Regis in Morocco

St. Regis Tamuda Bay. Photo credit: Marriott International (St. Regis Tamuda Bay)

Marriott International and Eagle Hills have signed a deal to open the St. Regis Tamuda Bay in 2020, marking the brand’s debut in Morocco.

The property will be part of La Bahia Blanca, a lifestyle resort development being built by Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company. 

La Bahia Blanca combines luxury hotels and a select number of beachfront residential villas with leisure facilities, including a beach, a park and a children’s play area.

“The rich heritage, and cultural and historic legacy of Morocco has long been alluring to the luxury traveler,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, in a statement. “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Eagle Hills.”

The hotel will have 100 guestrooms and suites with unobstructed sea views a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant and the St. Regis Bar, which will reportedly be inspired by the King Cole Bar at the brand’s flagship in New York City, where the Bloody Mary cocktail was born in 1934. Leisure facilities will include a spa, pool and fitness center. 

“We are very excited to take our partnership with Marriott International to the next level with the St. Regis legacy,” said M’Hammed El Merini, general manager, Eagle Hills. “The St. Regis Tamuda Bay will set a new standard for service and sophistication in Morocco.”