RABAT, Morocco and MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Société d’Aménagement et de Promotion de la Station de Taghazout (SAPST) to open a 170-guestroom hotel in the Taghazout Bay Resort located 10 miles north of the Moroccan coastal town of Agadir, it was announced July 18.
Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa is set to open in 2018 and will join three Hilton Worldwide hotels currently operating or under development in Morocco.
Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa is part of Morocco’s new sustainable Taghazout Bay Resort complex, which is set in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and overlooks the Atlantic coastline. Hotel amenities will include an on-site surf camp, tennis club and golf academy at the 18-hole golf course designed by architect Kyle Philips, as well as hiking and mountain biking. The resort is 40 minutes from Agadir International Airport.
“Tourist arrivals in Morocco have more than doubled since 2000, and as the market continues to mature, there is opportunity for Hilton to grow in locations across the country,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice-president, development, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide. “Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa, alongside the recently opened Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Centre, supports our wider growth strategy in North Africa.”
The newly announced hotel joins two Hilton Worldwide properties currently under development in Morocco. Hilton Tanger City Centre Hotel & Residences and Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa are both set to open in 2017.
“Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa takes us one hotel away from 50 Hilton hotels and resorts trading or under development across Africa,” said Jim Holthouser, executive vice-president, global brands, Hilton Worldwide.
The property will include outdoor pool areas that overlook the bay’s beach, with direct access to the shore for guests. In addition to its fully serviced spa, the hotel will include two signature restaurants and a bar, and a ballroom suitable for up to 500 delegates and four meetings rooms.