The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the Radisson Resort & Spa Saïdia in Morocco. The property, featuring 384 rooms and 97 villas, is scheduled to open in Q3 2010.
“With this signing we are adding a new and emerging country to our pipeline and are now present in 53 countries across EMEA”, comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. “In the Middle East and Africa we now have 47 hotels with almost 11,500 rooms in operation and under development - a clear sign of our commitment to this region.”
The Radisson Resort & Spa Saïdia is a project between Rezidor and Property Logic, the developer behind Le Jardin de Fleur resorts in Morocco. “We are delighted to partner with such an important international brand as Radisson because of its outstanding quality and services that are renowned in the industry. Our companies share a common vision for luxury standards that will make the Saïdia resort a world class tourism destination,” said Mr. Joop Huisman, Managing Director of Property Logic.
Mediterrania-Saïdia is located on Morocco’s north east Mediterranean coast and is famous for its six kilometres of unspoiled coastline. Besides its luxury suites and villa residences, the new Radisson resort will offer four restaurants, three bars, a 1,500 square metre Moroccan-themed Spa and Thalasso centre, five outdoor pools, an indoor pool, two fitness centres, a kids club, shops, tennis courts, an amphitheatre and a beach club. In addition, the resort will offer 1,500 square metres of meeting and conference facilities, making it ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
Morocco is the third new African country for Rezidor to add to its portfolio this year, having previously announced new hotels in Addis Ababa and Nairobi, to open in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Last year Rezidor also announced a new Radisson in Bamako, Mali, and two new hotels in Senegal - both a Radisson SAS and a Park Inn in Dakar.
In addition, three further hotels are currently under development in South Africa, where both Radisson SAS and Park Inn are already well established in Cape Town. Radisson hotels are due to open late this year in both Port Elizabeth and Sandton, Johannesburg, with a Park Inn under development in Sandton to open in 2010.
The new North African resort in Morocco will also complement the Radisson SAS Resort & Thalasso in Djerba, Tunisia, which opened 18 months ago.