Radisson Hotel Group opens second Moroccan property

Radisson Hotel Group opens second Moroccan property

Radisson Hotel Group opens second Moroccan property

Radisson BLU, the upper upscale hotel brand that delivers a purposeful and personalized service in atmospheric spaces, opened its first hotel in Casablanca, Radisson Hotel Group’s second hotel in Morocco. The new property was created and designed by world-renowned Chilean Architect Jaime Beriestain.

Located in the middle of the majestic Mohammed V Boulevard, close to the Old Medina and other thriving tourist attractions, Radisson BLU Hotel, Casablanca City Center is nestled amongst elegant Art Deco-inspired buildings exuding its own authentic, effortless style. It is five minutes away from the Marina Casablanca, the business district and the Habous Quarter, which fully immerses guests in the Casablanca of the past.

Tim Cordon, the Group’s Senior Area VP, Middle East and Africa said, “We are thrilled to open the doors of our first hotel in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, which is known as the ‘gateway to Africa’ thanks to its exceptional links with the region. Since 2015, Casablanca has been ranked as Africa’s top financial hub by the Global Financial Centers Index. With this in mind, on top of the endless potential Casablanca and Morocco have to offer, we have pinned them as key focus markets for Radisson Hotel Group in Africa and we are proud to be entering the market with a flagship hotel of this caliber.”

With an artistic and modern design, the hotel contains 120 neat and cozy rooms steeped in heritage, including 16 suites, which overlook characterful Art Deco buildings and the serene Atlantic Ocean. The art-oriented hotel also houses an exceptional, permanent art exhibition by Moroccan modernist Artist, Mohamed Melehi, whose paintings are famously characterized by a kaleidoscope of color.

With a diverse array of F&B options, the property offers travelers a gastronomic immersion from East to West through its French brasserie ‘La Collection’ and the Japanese restaurant ‘YUZU’. In the Caprice Sky Bar on the fourteenth floor, guests can enjoy delicate cocktails in an inspiring surrounding beside the pool offering panoramic views of the city and sea. Guests can also unwind in the tranquil Cinq Mondes Spa, take a dip in the indoor pool or experience the blissful calm of the hotel’s jacuzzi.

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The Radisson BLU Hotel, Casablanca City Center includes unique touches, such as a spacious naturally lit ballroom, intimate meeting spaces and elegant lounges in the meeting and events area. The event space spans a total of 450m2, including the 180m2 ballroom, the pièce de résistance of the area.

Laurent Vigneron, GM, Radisson BLU Hotel, Casablanca City Center said, “We are delighted to welcome our guests to the city’s most stylish address. Every inch of the hotel is exceptional, with the finest art and effortless interiors. Combined with our engaging Yes I Can! service, guests are guaranteed the most memorable stay in the heart of Casablanca.”

About Radisson BLU

Radisson BLU is an upper-upscale hotel brand that delivers a positive and personalized service in stylish spaces. By paying close attention to small details that make a big difference, Radisson BLU inspires unforgettable experiences with every stay. Our hotels and resorts provide a full range of innovative products and services, delivering genuine and relevant guest experiences with a distinctive Yes I Can! attitude. Radisson BLU hotels can be found in major cities, key airport gateways and leisure destinations. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson BLU by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.

About Radisson Hotel Group

It is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with seven distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Group’s portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn and Suites by Radisson.

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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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