Park Plaza Hotels is to open an Art’otel-branded
property in the Moroccan city of
Marrakech in 2009.
Located opposite the National Theatre of
Marrakech, on the corner of Avenue Hassan II, the design-led hotel will feature
70 rooms, meeting space, a traditional Moroccan
restaurant, piano bar, roof terrace with swimming pool and onsite parking –
guests will also have access to a fitness centre situated in the adjacent
The hotel is being developed by Moroccan film director Souheil
Benbarka, and will include an art gallery as well as works by signature artists
in all guest rooms. There are currently six other Art’otels – three in Berlin, and
one each in Dresden, Potsdam and Budapest.
The property will be operated by a local
subsidiary of Global V Hospitality, under a franchise agreement with Park Plaza
Hotels – the same company will operate the forthcoming Park Plaza Marrakech,
also due to open in 2009 and located in the Menara area of the city.
Report by Mark Caswell