Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of Park Hyatt Marrakech, marking the debut of the Park Hyatt brand in Morocco and the eleventh Park Hyatt property in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. The arrival also marks the growing the brand’s presence in Africa, joining Park Hyatt Zanzibar and the forthcoming Park Hyatt Johannesburg, slated for 2025.
Uniquely located about 9 miles from Marrakech’s historic Medina district, the 19-acre resort is situated in an exquisite, off-the-beaten path location at the base of the Atlas Mountains. Surrounded by palm trees, olive trees and jacaranda trees, Park Hyatt Marrakech sits adjacent to the magnificent Al Maaden Golf resort, exclusively offering guests convenient access to the 18-hole course.
Park Hyatt Marrakech stands apart from other luxury hotels in the market through a distinctly residential, modern, and stylish take on Arab-Berber heritage. Inviting worldly travellers to experience the splendor of Marrakech and Morocco at large, the hotel encourages sensory enrichment via thoughtfully chosen touchpoints including authentic design and focus on the surrounding environment as juxtaposed to contemporary art, global fine dining and the latest in individually tailored wellness.
Composed of 16 pavilions arranged around a central, zeolite patio, Park Hyatt Marrakech encapsulates the personalized, understated luxury of the global brand with unexpected, hyperlocal experiences for guests – from breakfast in a hot-air balloon in the Three Atlas Valleys, to dinner in a Bedouin tent in the Agafay desert, to airport transfers in luxury electric cars, and more.
“As a key market in our regional growth strategy, we are delighted to announce the opening of Morocco’s first Park Hyatt hotel in Marrakech,” said Javier Águila, group president EAME, Hyatt. “The property has been a highly anticipated addition to our portfolio as Morocco receives a resurgence of interest as a top tier cultural destination among travel connoisseurs. Park Hyatt Marrakech marks the eleventh Park Hyatt property in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, following the brand’s successful expansion across key leisure destinations such as Doha, Vienna, Istanbul, Dubai, Zurich, Milan and Paris.”
Renowned Marrakech-based interior designer Imaad Rahmouni drew inspiration from Arab-Berber traditions to create a luxurious contemporary design for Park Hyatt Marrakech. Skillfully balancing the modern conveniences of home and while upholding the destination’s rich traditions in craftsmanship and materiality, the design intentionally accentuates the surrounding panoramas as an extension of its interiors. From the lobby’s grand window to the spa treatment and relaxation rooms to the main pool sunbeds, breathtaking and picturesque views of the majestic Atlas Mountains and Mount Toubkal are on view.
The 130 residentially inspired guestrooms and suites are among the most spacious in Marrakech, and promise privacy and tranquillity, with Moroccan touches throughout. Each guestroom features traditionally woven Berber carpets in pure wool and headboards representing the Tataoui motif (a local roofing technique made of laurel branches) alongside modern works of art sourced via Ifitry Artists’ Residence.
Through an exclusive collaboration, Ifitry has curated more than 700 paintings and decorative objects especially for Park Hyatt Marrakech, featuring artists from Morocco, Senegal, Benin, Spain, France, Italy and Japan. In the lobby, a masterful suspension – comprising almost 600 hand-crafted ceramic pieces by visual artist Mounat Charrat – adorns the ceiling, depicting a constellation of meteorites, while two abstract paintings by Italian artist Gianni Lucchessi offer a contrast to the surrounding, raw-earth wall panels.
Park Hyatt Marrakech offers a variety of authentic and globally inspired dining options on property, as reflective of the brand’s elevated food and wine expertise. This includes TFAYA, an arabesque brasserie where acclaimed Moroccan chef Issam Rhachi presents signature dishes with an avant-garde approach.
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