Katara Hospitality: Opening of the Fairmont Palace Tazi, Tangier in early November



Katara Hospitality: Opening of the Fairmont Palace Tazi, Tangier in early November

September 28, 2022, 07:00

Doha – Al Sharq

Katara Hospitality, the global owner, developer and operator of hotels headquartered in Qatar, is strengthening its partnership with Accor, the world’s most diversified hospitality group with more than 420 hotels across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, with the opening of the new Fairmont Palace Tazi, Tangier, in the northern region of Morocco. The new luxury hotel, scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2022, will strengthen the long-term partnership between the two groups, as Katara Hospitality already owns several historic hotels managed by Accor. The Tazi Palace will feature 133 luxurious rooms and suites, a Fairmont Spa, several restaurants, as well as modern conference and banquet rooms. For his part, His Excellency Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, Chairman of Katara Hospitality, said: “Our investment in the restoration of Tazi Palace in Tangier is in line with Katara Hospitality’s strategic plans aimed at international expansion, as it is our second project. in North Africa.” He added: “Our objective is The primary objective of this agreement is to support the development of the local community, share our hospitality expertise, invest in a strong partnership and create lasting value. It gives us great pleasure to share our flagship hotel in Morocco with Accor.”

Andrew Humphreys, Acting CEO of Katara Hospitality said: “We are confident that the ethos of the Fairmont brand is strategically appropriate as it is important to have an operator who understands the heritage of this great hotel and respect, to ensure that it in the local and global markets. When it opens later this year.

Humphreys concluded: “With its rich history mixed with contemporary Moroccan architecture, Palais Tazi will become a true symbol of hospitality with a cherished legacy and an inspiring future. The resort will be a relaxing urban sanctuary that will be a true celebration of the rich Moroccan culture and history.” Located in Tangier, Northern Morocco, the hotel is ideally located in the heart of the luxury neighborhood of Boubana, which brings its guests close. to the city’s main attractions: 10 minutes from the city center and the Corniche, 20 minutes from the airport. Sebastien Bazin, Accor’s Chairman and CEO, said: “Fairmont Palais Tazi in Tangier is a wonderful addition to our luxury portfolio in Morocco and the region as a whole. We are proud and excited to partner with Katara Hospitality again on another great project. We couldn’t think of a better brand than Fairmont to introduce our guests to the Palace, and we promise an unforgettable experience in this exceptional setting.”

Located in the heart of the Medina and in one of its most exclusive locations, Fairmont Palais Tazi is ideally situated on a tree-lined hill with unparalleled views of Tangier. Visiting guests will have an immersive experience in an environment rich in history and enjoy attractive and excellent service. The luxurious place is characterized by the opulent Arab-Andalusian architecture that combines ancient and modern design while preserving Moroccan traditions.

On this occasion, Fabian Justiniel, general manager of the Fairmont Palais Tazi in Tangier, said: “I am very much looking forward to bringing the world-renowned Fairmont brand to Tangier. The next few months will be very exciting as the staff and I prepare to welcome guests to this amazing hotel, which offers truly unforgettable experiences and interactive and personalized services.”

Once opened, the hotel will cater to leisure and business guests, as well as those looking for an incredible stay with friends and family in Tangier, one of the Moroccan cities closest to the heart.

Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, headquartered in Qatar. With over fifty years of experience in the hospitality sector, Katara Hospitality is executing its strategic expansion plans by investing in leading hotels in Qatar, while expanding its portfolio of leading hotels in key international markets. Katara Hospitality’s portfolio has expanded to 42 hotels owned and/or managed by the company, the company is focused on achieving its goal of adding 60 hotels to its portfolio by 2030. As Qatar’s leading hospitality company, Katara Hospitality supports the country’s long-term economic vision.

Katara Hospitality currently owns a group of flagship hotels spread across four continents in Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand and the United States of America. While the company enjoys partnerships with some of the best hotel management companies, Katara Hospitality operates a range of hotels owned and others managed by its operating arm, Murwab Hotel Group. Katara Hospitality has received global recognition for the contributions it has made to the hospitality sector in Qatar and the world through several prestigious awards it has won.

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