Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with Inveravante Group to introduce two new premium hotels in Tangier, Morocco.
The agreement ceremony, held in Rabat, Morocco
in the presence of Minister for Tourism, Morocco, Lahcen Haddad, was officially signed by chairman, Inveravante, Manuel Jove Capellan and vice president, development – Southern Europe, North and West Africa, Hilton Worldwide
, Deepak Seth.
Located within Morocco’s modern business district in the heart of Tangier, the two properties, Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences and Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center, represent the first Hilton Worldwide
hotels in Tangier. The two new hotels will form part of Tanger City Center, a large upscale, mixed-use development promoted by Inveravante, and including the city’s largest shopping mall, quality residential accommodation as well as commercial office space.
“Tangier is a superb destination and I am delighted we are making our debut with two of our most recognised brands. This announcement will act as our springboard for further growth in Morocco as we embark on an expansion strategy to introduce new properties and brands in key markets across the country,” commented senior vice president, development – Europe and Africa, Hilton Worldwide
, Patrick Fitzgibbon.
Capellan added: “I am delighted Hilton Worldwide
is partnering with us on this landmark project and bringing two of their most prominent brands to this dynamic city. Tangier is the second economic city of Morocco and the calibre of these hotels will add to its metropolitan prestige and showcase the diversity of its hospitality offerings.”
The 182-room Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences is expected to include 19 suites with an additional 68 stylish hotel apartments available for purchase ahead of the hotel’s scheduled Spring 2015 opening date. Guests can also expect to enjoy on-site conveniences such as a fitness area and outdoor pool as well as a restaurant and two bars.
“The new combined hotel and residence development is set to be an outstanding, quality property and ideally suited to meet the diverse business, leisure and lifestyle demands of the city. As the company’s flagship brand and one of the most recognised hotel names in the world, we are looking forward to bringing our signature style, service and forward thinking approach to this new market,” outlined global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts
, Dave Horton.
Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center, is designed to feature 323 rooms, including 10 family rooms, and a host of amenities including a fitness room, business centre, a restaurant and a bar. The hotel is expected to open in December 2014.
“This announcement is particularly thrilling as it marks the arrival of Hilton Garden Inn in North Africa, a new region for us and a truly exciting milestone in the 16-year history of the brand. I am confident our broad appeal and compelling combination of value, quality and comfort will be warmly welcomed by leisure visitors as well as by the corporate community,” concluded global head, Hilton Garden Inn, Adrian Kurre.