St. Regis Hotels and Resorts has opened its first property in Morocco. The St. Regis La Bahia Blanca Resort, Tamuda Bay was developed by Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based private investment and real estate development company.

Located at Tamuda Bay, on the Mediterranean coast, the resort which is a part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, features 83 guestrooms and 17 suites, all with a private balcony facing the sea. The resort also has a 1,800 sq ft Presidential suite.

Leisure amenities here include the Exercise Room and The St. Regis Spa which has five treatment rooms, including one suite for couples.

F&B options here are Baie Blanche Brasserie, a contemporary French brasserie with Moroccan influences and a seafood menu. The Bahia Vista Beach Bar & Grill, is a beachside grill while the St. Regis Bar, inspired by the King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York can also be found here. The Library serves the signature St. Regis Afternoon Tea.

Meeting facilities at the resort comprise more than 5,000 sqft of event spaces and a private patio. The Astor Ballroom, with its exterior garden overlooking the sea, can host receptions for up to 280 guests.

“The debut of The St. Regis La Bahia Blanca Resort, Tamuda Bay marks a significant milestone for the St. Regis brand as we grow our footprint on the African continent and celebrate our first property in Morocco,” said Helen Leighton, vice president Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Marriott International. “Set to become the most iconic address in Morocco, The St. Regis La Bahia Blanca, Tamuda Bay will showcase a new level of luxury hospitality.”

The property added that, following the recent earthquake in Morocco, it has committed itself to working with the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC) to train young people coming from the affected areas by offering them employment opportunities at the hotel.

Apart from Marriott, other hospitality groups that have over the last few months announced plans for and even opened large properties in Morocco include Hilton and Accor.

Hilton signed an agreement with Star Hill Tanger SA to open the Waldorf Astoria Tanger – the first Waldorf Astoria brand to open in Morocco. Expected to open in 2025, the luxury resort will be located close to the northwest coast of the country. In December last year, Hitlon’s Conrad Hotels and Resorts brand debuted in Morocco with a waterfront property in its capital city.

Qatar-based Katara Hospitality meanwhile partnered with Accor on the Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier property that opened last year. The historical palace features 133 rooms and suites, a Fairmont Spa, multiple restaurants and bars, as well as conference rooms and banquet spaces.

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