DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has 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 resort will have 120 guestrooms and 15 one-bedroom and five, two-bedroom villas.
The owner of the urban resort is Sienna Investment Group, an investment vehicle established in Morocco. The architectural and design team of the luxury property consists of Scape Design Associates as the Landscape Designers, and Architects, WATG. Construction is underway, and The Ritz-Carlton expects the resort to open in December 2014.
The urban resort will be situated approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the city center, within the grounds of The Royal Golf of Dar Es Salam. The golf estate, which comprises three courses, is set within an oak forest surrounded by lakes, and will provide the scenic backdrop to The Ritz-Carlton, Rabat, located near the 10th tee of the main course.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by Sienna Investment Group to manage such a unique property, in such a prestigious city in Morocco and North Africa,” stated Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “The heritage of Rabat, combined with the unique location within a world-class golf estate, will provide an incredibly appealing proposition for the affluent global traveler.”