US-based hotel operator Hyatt has announced the opening of their first hotel in Africa, located near Agadir, Morocco:
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in Africa. The opening of the 152-room hotel, located 10 miles (17 kilometers) north of the Moroccan coastal town of Agadir, marks a significant milestone for the Hyatt Place brand as it continues to expand outside the United States. Over the past 18 months, the brand has welcomed Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport and Hyatt Place Pune/Hinjewadi its portfolio, and the London-based Hyatt Place Heathrow/Hayes is set to open later this year.
Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay is part of Morocco’s new sustainable and development Taghazout Bay Resort, which is set in the peaceful foothills of the Atlas Mountains and overlooks the stunning Atlantic coastline. The resort is located only 40 minutes from Agadir International Airport, and a range of activities will be offered throughout the year at the on-site surf camp, tennis club and golf academy at the beautiful new 18-hole golf course designed by architect Kyle Philips, as well as hang-gliding, hiking and mountain biking.
“Bringing a brand into a new market is always exciting, but in particular in Africa where we are planning on doubling the number of our properties on the continent over the next three years, adding four further properties to our existing four hotels,” said Peter Fulton, group president for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia, Hyatt. “We look forward to welcoming guests to Hyatt Place Taghazout Bay, where they will experience the authentic hospitality and purposeful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known.”..[Full Story]