Jumeirah to enter Rose City in Morocco

Jumeirah to enter Rose City in Morocco

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality group and member of
Dubai Holding, has recently signed an agreement with SGTM Immobilier, a
subsidiary of the Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM), to
manage the Jumeirah Marrakech Golf & Polo Resort, a new luxury golf and
polo resort located seven kilometres to the south of Marrakech, in the lee
of the Atlas Mountains. The entire negotiation and consultancy process has
been conducted by Business Experts.

Scheduled to open in three stages from January 2013, Jumeirah Marrakech
Golf & Polo Resort will include a five star deluxe golf hotel and 18 hole
golf course, complete with clubhouse and academy; a five star polo hotel
with two polo fields and one practice course, a third five star hotel and
spa, souk and residential villas.

The golf hotel will be comprised of 230 rooms and suites as well as 50
luxury villas. The boutique polo hotel will offer 100 rooms, while the
third, and largest, of the hotels will offer approximately 300
uniquely-designed rooms and suites. This mixed-use development will cover
177 hectares of land and in addition to the facilities listed above, will
also offer a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges (some located in a
purpose built souk), a 2,500 square metre Talise spa, and ballroom
conference facilities for up to 900 people.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of this unique development. The
Jumeirah Marrakech Golf & Polo Resort is a welcome addition to Jumeirah
Group’s diverse portfolio as we continue to expand around the world,”
commented Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group. “Marrakech is
truly the heartbeat of Morocco and possesses a rich and varied cultural
inheritance. Jumeirah Group is proud to have our roots in the Arabian
culture and we look forward to offering our guests a unique and authentic,
world class, luxury experience within Morocco.”

Ahmed Kabbaj, CEO of SGTM Immobilier added: “Marrakech is the jewel of our
Kingdom and as such, we felt duty-bound to associate a world leading
operator to our project. We are therefore honoured to be working in
partnership with Jumeirah on this one-of-a-kind resort. With their world
class expertise and knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, Jumeirah will
ensure that our guests get the best out of the Red City’s magic.”

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