Barceló Group Adds Two New Properties in Morocco

Date: July 2018

Location: Tanger & Agadir

Name: Currently the Almohades Tangier and Almohades Agadir.

View of long, wide beach in Agadir city, Morocco (photo via ElenaMirage/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

No. of Keys: 138 and 321

Owner: Both hotels will be renovated and re-branded. The Almohades Tangier will become the 138-room Barcelo Tangier. The Almohades Agadir, which currently has 321 guestrooms, will transform into the Allegro Agadir.

The Barceló Hotel Group has announced the management of two hotels in Morocco.

Located in Tánger and Agadir, the deal will form part of the group’s global expansion plans.

The urban hotel in Tánger boasts a fantastic location on the picturesque corniche and is just a ten-minute walk from the historic centre.

Meanwhile in Agadir, guests will find a fun resort located close to the popular promenade which runs along the coast.

In both hotels, guests can expect to find a varied foodie offering with a buffet and an a la carte restaurant; a bar and outdoor pools.

The Tánger hotel also lends itself to business guests with MICE facilities, whereas the Agadir resort is aimed at leisure guests and has a wide range of sporting facilities including mini-golf, a tennis court and a basketball court.

Having first launched in Morocco in 2006 with Barceló Casablanca and then Barceló Fez in 2011, this North Africa hotspot is a key destination for the group.

In addition to these two properties will be the launch of Barceló Anfa Casablanca, which is set to open at the end of this year, taking the total rooms on offer throughout Morocco to 888 across five hotels.

Jaime Buxó, the chief development officer of the Barceló Hotel Group commented: “We are very excited to be adding to our portfolio in Morocco, offering two new destinations for our guests.

“Following the refurbishments of the hotels to transform them into a Barceló and Allegro hotel respectively, we hope to see them benefit from the commercial experience of the group which spans more than 85 years.”

THPT Comment: Barcelo is back on the growth path, having shaken and it’s desire to acquire NH.

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