THE BARCELÓ HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST 5-STAR HOTEL IN MOROCCO
The chain has signed a joint venture with the prestigious tourism group Tikida to renovate the Rivoli hotel, centrally located in Casablanca, and transform it into one of the city’s best 5-star establishments.
On 25th October 2016. Casablanca is the business centre of Morocco and one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan cities. This is the reason why the Barceló Hotel Group set its sights on the city when it added its first Moroccan establishment in 2006: the Barceló Casablanca. Now, 10 years later, it has returned to announce the agreement with the Tikida Group, which is made up of the Bennabes and Marrache families, to establish a joint venture that will manage the property and the renovation of the centrally located Rivoli hotel.
The aim is to begin operations as of 2018, after completing the ambitious renovation project to transform the property into a 5-star hotel, which will be the Majorcan group’s first in the kingdom of Morocco and also one of the best in the city within this category.
The hotel, which will undergo a €19 million renovation, has 206 rooms as well as a fantastic location along the renowned Boulevard D’Anfa, the city’s main avenue. The modern facilities will include two select restaurants, a bar, pool, spa, fitness area, parking and seven meeting rooms for hosting the important events that take place in Casablanca on a regular basis.
About the Tikida Group:
Tikida was founded in 1968 and is one of the leading tourism groups in Morocco. It has operations in a variety of areas within the industry, including hotel management, services, leisure, transportation and real estate properties. Its contributions have been essential for the country’s tourism, and the group has helped make this industry one of the main sources of revenue for Morocco. The Tikida Group has more than 2,400 rooms in a total of 9 hotels under several national and international brands. For additional information, please visit www.tikida.com.
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