Global hospitality major Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Atlantic Coast Hospitality, a unit of Abu Dhabi-based real estate development firm Q Holding, will be opening a luxury hotel - Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr - later this year, following its extensive renovation.
Kasr Al Bahr, meaning “castle of the sea,” was built as a sprawling royal summer palace in the 19th century overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, which later became a military hospital prior to closing in 1999, said a statement from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Following extensive renovations of the 12-acre cliffside retreat, the Rabat property will usher in a new era for the historic property with 204 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it stated.
"As Four Seasons continues to grow its presence in Morocco, we are proud to build upon the success of our existing properties in Marrakech and Casablanca while introducing a complementary experience, this time in the nation’s capital city," remarked Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
“We are honoured that our partners at Atlantic Coast Hospitality have chosen Four Seasons as the stewards of Kasr Al Bahr, and we look forward to introducing guests to this dynamic destination through a new luxury hospitality experience marked by our renowned personalized service and quality excellence,” he added.
The hotel will feature seven restaurants and lounges; a spa with treatment rooms and an indoor pool; several outdoor resort-style pools; as well as expansive conference and event space.
The hotel’s thoughtful restoration has been led by Moroccan-based architect Karim Chakor of META Atelier d'Architecture, while Roger Nazarian and Associates have been selected to lead the property’s interior design and landscaping.
Q Holding's Director Malik Awan said: "As we transform Kasr Al Bahr for the future, we are proud to showcase Rabat’s history and culture while creating a world-class hospitality experience for all who visit."
"Four Seasons is the ideal partner for this important project, and together we are dedicated to honouring this exceptional property while offering guests the service and experiences they have grown to expect from this legendary brand," he added.-TradeArabia News Service