The company has entered into an agreement with Inveravante Group to launch two properties, Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences, and Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center, in Tangier. The agreement was signed at a ceremony in the presence of Lahcen Haddad, Minister for Tourism in Morocco.
The two new hotels will form part of Tanger City Center, an upscale, mixed-use development area.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, the senior vice president, development, Hilton Worldwide, Europe & Africa, said, ‘Tangier is a superb destination and I am delighted we are making our debut with two of our most recognised brands. Today’s announcement will act as our springboard for further growth in Morocco as we embark on an expansion strategy to introduce new properties and brands in key markets across the country.’
The 182-room Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel & Residences, opening in Spring 2015, will include 19 suites as well as 68 hotel apartments, a fitness area and outdoor pool, as well as a restaurant and two bars. Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center will feature 323 rooms, including 10 family rooms, and amenities such as a fitness room, business centre, a restaurant and a bar.
Manuel Jove Capellan, the chairman of Inveravante, said, ‘I am delighted Hilton Worldwide is partnering with us on this landmark project and bringing two of their most prominent brands to this dynamic city. Tangier is the second economic city of Morocco and the calibre of these hotels will add to its metropolitan prestige and showcase the diversity of its hospitality offerings.’