AccorHotels has announced the signing of a hotel management agreement with New Mauritius Hotels, one of the oldest and largest owning and management hospitality companies based in Mauritius.
The new agreement will see AccorHotels re-launch the existing property under the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand in May 2017.
Located just 12 kilometres from the bustling city of Marrakech, Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech is nestled within the heart of a century-old olive grove, spanning 231 hectares with uninterrupted views of the Atlas Mountains.
The hotel also boasts unmatched resort amenities including an expansive 6,608 metre, 18-hole golf course created by renowned architect Cabell Robinson.
Featuring 134 guestrooms including five Presidential Suites, one Penthouse Suite, and ten Prince villas, the resort currently also offers 94 private residences consisting of two, three and four-bedroom villas.
Subsequent phases of the development will include both Fairmont Royal Palm Residences and Fairmont Royal Palm Estates, joining Fairmont’s exclusive portfolio of branded private residences.
Currently under development, the branded residences will be serviced by Fairmont, enabling residents to enjoy the full benefits of a resort lifestyle.
Each Residence is elegantly designed, ranging from 200 square metres for a two-bedroom to over 500 square metres for a four-bedroom villa.
Optional furniture packages will be available, featuring inspired designs that reflect local heritage and cultural influences, as well as high quality materials, fabrics and appliances.
Hamid Bentahar, executive vice president, luxury and upscale brands, Africa & Indian Ocean, AccorHotels, added: “We’re delighted to announce this new mixed-use property that combines luxury residences and a five-star hotel.
“Our exceptionally strong residential expertise means we offer one of the most attractive hospitality options to guests.
“Fairmont Royal Palm is the latest step in our journey to becoming one of the premium luxury operators in Morocco.”
The vast estate, which lies at the foot of the Atlas mountain range and only a ten-minute drive from Menara Airport, is within close proximity to the mythical Red City offering travellers a culturally enriching and quaint experience with a range of local attractions.