Hilton has signed a management agreement with an investment vehicle managed by Yamed Capital to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand.
Plans for the 158-guestroom Canopy by Hilton Casablanca Les Arènes were unveiled live on yesterday’s grand premiere of Metropolitan Casablanca, a live online TV show.
Located in the so-called “golden triangle” of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, Canopy by Hilton will be part of ‘Metropolitan’, a brand new mixed-use residential, retail and hotel project under development.
Forming a central part of this development, Canopy by Hilton Casablanca Les Arènes will house three food and beverage outlets, four meeting rooms and one large function room, in addition to a gym, a Spa and an outdoor pool. The hotel is expected to start welcoming guests by 2024 and is the brand’s first property in Morocco and North Africa.
“Casablanca is Morocco’s financial and business capital, located at the heart of the country’s intercity road network. As such, choosing it to unveil Canopy by Hilton, comes as an important step in Hilton’s plan to expand in Morocco,” says Carlos Khneisser, Vice President of Development, Middle East and Africa, Hilton. “I am delighted that we have reached this agreement with Yamed Capital, a market leader in the real estate sector, to bring a brand-new hotel in the heart of the Metropolitan project in Les Arènes, Casablanca.”
Canopy by Hilton Casablanca Les Arènes is set to be a reflection of the surrounding neighbourhood. Offering local delicacies in the café, the modern hotel will embody the historical spirit and artistic flair of Les Arènes.
Canopy by Hilton was launched in 2014 to appeal to travellers seeking locally inspired stays and wishing to immerse themselves in the culture and history of local neighborhoods. There are 13 Canopy hotels open around the globe and more than 41 under development across 14 countries and territories.