Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier will open on November 1, marking Accor’s third property under the luxury brand in Morocco.

The hotel will be located in a historical palace on a forested hill in the city of Tangier, situated in northern Morocco. It will feature 133 rooms and suites, a spa, multiple restaurants and bars, and modern conference and banquet spaces.

Guests can access the city centre within 10 minutes, while the airport is a 20 minute-drive from the airport.

Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of Accor, commented:

“Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier is a wonderful addition to our luxury portfolio in Morocco. We are proud and happy to partner, once again, with Katara Hospitality on another wonderful project. We couldn’t think of a better brand than Fairmont to introduce the Palace to our guests, with the promise of an unforgettable experience in this extraordinary location.”

The group has partnered with Qatar-based company Katara Hospitality to open the new hotel.

Andrew Humphries, acting CEO of Katara Hospitality, added:

“We are confident the ethos of the Fairmont brand is a strategic fit as it is important that we have an operator which understands and respects the heritage of this wonderful hotel, ensuring it occupies its rightful position in the local and global market-places when it opens later this year.

“With its deep history blended with contemporary Moroccan architecture, the Tazi Palace will become a true hospitality icon that represents both a proud legacy and an exciting future. The resort will emerge as a relaxing urban escape that is a true celebration of rich Moroccan culture and history.”

Accor currently operates 41 properties in Morocco, including the Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech and Fairmont Taghazout Bay, and has a pipeline of four hotels in development.