Radisson plants its flag deeper in Morocco

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T0802RADISSONBLUALHOCEIMAPOOL_C_HR [Credit: Courtesy of Radisson Hotel Group]
The Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima is one of four new properties under the Blu brand opened recently in Morocco, part of the company's ongoing expansion in the African nation. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group announced the opening of four luxury hotels in Morocco, continuing the company's ongoing expansion in the northwest African nation.

The properties are located in Al Hoceima, Taghazout Bay, and Saidia, and with the additions the company's portfolio in Morocco includes a 10 hotels either in operation or under development. Long term, Radisson Hotel Group has identified Morocco as one of its "key focus markets" in Africa, and is looking to expand to 15 hotels in operation and under development by 2025, according to a statement.

• The Radisson Blu Resort, Al Hoceima sits on a Mediterranean Bay that is a 20-minute drive from Cherif Al Idrissi Airport and features 432 luxury rooms and suites with modern decor. There is direct access to Sfiha Beach, and the resort offers two tennis courts, a soccer field, seven restaurants and bars, a spa and an indoor, heated swimming pool among other amenities.

• Adjacent to the resort, the Radisson Blu Residences, Al Hoceima is made up of apartments and bungalows with fully equipped kitchenettes and washing machines. There are two swimming pools and a playground at the Blu Residences, and guests also have access to all of the facilities at the resort.

• The Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Beach is a 397-room property located near the Med-Saidia Marina and Golf Course. Saidia, on the Alboran Sea in northwestern Morocco, is home to the country's longest beach (9 miles). The property includes three swimming pools, three restaurants, a spa and fitness center and an on-site theater for entertainment.

• The Radisson Blu Resort, Taghazout Bay Surf Village offers a wide range of activities, including beach volleyball, a surf academy, water skiing and golf. The accommodations include standard guest rooms in addition to bungalows and cabanas, with the option for private or shared balconies. The property also includes three restaurants and a fitness center.

"Offering a base to disconnect in the continent's No. 1 surf village in Taghazout Bay or soak up the rich culture and superb scenery in Al Hoceima and Saidia, the addition of the residence and three resorts perfectly complements our current footprint in the country," said Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, Middle East & Africa, at Radisson Hotel Group.

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