Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech opens doors in Morocco


Luxury hotel brand – Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, part of AccorHotels, recently announced the official launch of Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech in Morocco to its exclusive portfolio of distinctive hotels worldwide.

The vast estate, which lies at the foot of the Atlas mountain range and is only a 10-minute drive from Menara Airport, is located nearby the mythical ‘Ochre City’ of Marrakech, offering travellers a culturally enriching and charmingly quaint experience.

Located nearby the former imperial city of Marrakech within the heart of a century-old olive grove set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, the resort evokes the romanticism of desert-life, offering a perfect fusion of modern architecture and natural surroundings.

According to Hamid Bentahar, Executive Vice President of Luxury and Upscale Brands – Africa and the Indian Ocean, AccorHotels “The Fairmont brand resonates with today’s travellers as well as our guests in Morocco because of its emphasis on personalisation, creating exceptional travel experiences and being a part of the community in which they operate them. Fairmont Royal Palm then is well positioned to be part of a distinctive collection of celebrated hotels worldwide.”

“Fairmont Royal Palm is renowned the region over as one of the most prestigious addresses in Marrakech, with the perfect combination of luxury accommodation, world-class leisure and golf as well as renowned dining,” said Afif Salibi, General Manager of Fairmont Royal Palm.

The resort features 134 guestrooms, including five presidential suites, one penthouse suite and 10 Prince villas as well as 94 private residences consisting of two, three and four bedroom villas. Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech also boasts unmatched resort amenities, including an expansive 6,608 metre, 18-hole golf course created by renowned architect Cabell B. Robinson.

It offers four restaurant and lounge options with Le Caravane, an international restaurant on the terrace; L’Olivier, overlooking the swimming pool and serving Mediterranean cuisine; Al Ain, a traditional Moroccan restaurant; and Le Bar, offering an evening respite with its own cigar cellar.

New luxury developments include Fairmont Kuala Lumpur, Fairmont Jeddah and Fairmont Canuva in Mexico, to name a few. Fairmont continues its expansion in Morocco with other luxury developments, including Fairmont Taghazout Bay, a 155-room luxury property featuring sea facing views and 52 branded villas and Fairmont Rabat-sale, a 200 room luxury hotel that will enjoy close proximity to heritage sites and an enviable location on the Bouregreg river-mouth, benefitting from triple water frontage. Both are expected to open by 2020.