Rezidor Opening Resort & Spa in Tangier
The Rezidor Hotel Group has recently announced plans to open the Radisson Resort & Spa in Tangier, Morocco. True to form, the establishment will cater to every whim visitors might have, in a very stylish setting overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The move is part of ‘Plan Mada’in’, a strategy initiated by the King of Morocco to extend the eight existing tourist destinations in the country.
Spread out over 2.7 hectares on a beautiful slope overlooking the deep blue waters of the ocean, the Radisson Resort & Spa will be quite large and spacious. When it is completed it will have 155 rooms, including 17 suits and 41 villas. Two restaurants, two bars, a swimming pool, a kids club, a business centre and conference area and a Thalasso centre operated by French spa “Thalgo” will also be features of this great new development. The development is scheduled to open its doors in the final quarter of 2010 and is owned and will be developed by Société Hôtelière et Immobilière du Nord. The architecture and interior design are being done by kilo Architecture and Julio Touza y Asociados, while hotel consultancy will be the job of Thed International.
This is Rezidor’s second resort development in the country; earlier this year they signed a contract to develop the Radisson Resort & Spa in Saïdia. The development will be much larger with 384 rooms and 97 villas and it is expected to open its doors in the third quarter of 2010. According to Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor, the hotel group now has more than 20 hotels in Africa. The company sees the region as offering huge potential and so they are focusing their efforts in that part of the world.
Of course Tangier was a natural choice for a resort and spa in Morocco, since not only is it one of the most visited parts of the country but it is also starting to attract a number of foreign companies like Renault and General Motors. The eclectic mixture of commerce, art, music, design and culture found in this corner of the country is a big lure and Tangier’s port is positioned to become the most important port in the Mediterranean Sea. No doubt, the new development will coincide nicely with other developments occurring in the town.