Hilton signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki to open its first hotel in Casablanca, with construction set to begin in 2018.
Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf will consist of an initial 118 guest rooms with space available on site for further expansion.
The hotel forms part of a mixed-use development with a 550m2ballroom and Moroccan-oriental restaurant also to be built in the vicinity.
The Hilton Garden Inn will contain three dining options on property, in addition to another 300m2of event space to the complex. It is forecast that the hotel may welcome its first guests in 2021.
Carlos Khneisser, VP for development, MENA, Hilton Worldwide said: “Casablanca is a market we’ve been looking at for some time and we’re confident that we’ve now identified the right partner and the right location for our debut property. Sidi Maarouf is rapidly establishing itself as not only the gateway to the city center, with the construction of its new suspension bridge, but as a significant business district in its own right.”
Abderrahim Sadiki of Group Sadiki said: “It is a privilege for us to bringing the Hilton name to Casablanca for the very first time. As more and more businesses seek to locate their operations in Sidi Maarouf we see a demand for an increase in the levels of accommodation. In taking the decision to expand our existing operations at this site to include a hotel, we are pleased to be doing so in partnership with a major international operator such as Hilton, who we believe will help us achieve optimum results.”
The construction site of Hilton Garden Inn Sidi Maarouf will be located in close proximity to the interchange between three main highways, the N11, A7 and A5, making it an ideal choice for travellers with interest both in Casablanca and in greater Morocco.