Hilton Coming Back to Rabat
The Hilton Hotels & Resorts Group, which is expanding and enhancing its presence in Morocco, will build a new hotel in Rabat, capital of the North African Kingdom.
The 150-room Hilton Rabat, to open in 2022, will be part of the city’s Wessal Bouregreg project. The Wessal Bouregreg master development has a range of residential, entertainment and cultural attractions on the banks of the Bouregreg River. The new Hilton will be located in the heart of the Cultural Plaza of the Wessal Bouregreg development, near new facilities, including a shopping mall and the Grand Theatre of Rabat designed by Zaha Hadid.
Rudi Jagersbacher, President of Hilton for MENA region & Turkey said, “This hotel signals our return to Rabat which will be part of the city’s most important master project. Wessal Bouregreg is set to install Rabat as the cultural and entertainment center of the region and drive significant demand for upscale international accommodation”.
“Last year we took a decision to install a permanent Development presence in North Africa, and have recently successfully opened two hotels in Tangier, with three hotels under construction in Al Houara; Taghazout Bay; and Casablanca. So, we have great momentum in Morocco and I expect our involvement in this project to be a catalyst for further growth”, added Rudi Jagersbacher.
Wessal Capital CEO Abderrahmane El Ouazzani said “the signing of the management agreement with Hilton is of particular importance to Wessal Capital, being the first of a long line of future hotels that Wessal Capital is developing”.