Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Atlantic Coast Hospitality, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based real estate development firm Q Holding, today announced plans for the Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr. The property is expected to open in 2023.
“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 introduiing a complementary experience, this time in the nation’s capital city,” says 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.”
The property’s home – Kasr Al Bahr (Castle of the Sea) – was built as a sprawling royal summer palace in the 19th century, later becoming a military hospital. Closed since 1999, the 12-acre cliffside retreat is undergoing extensive renovations.
“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,” said Malik Awan, director, Q Holding.
Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr will feature 204 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites; seven restaurants and lounges; a spa with well-appointed treatment rooms and an indoor pool; several outdoor resort-style pools; as well as expansive conference and event space.
The hotel’s restoration has been led by Moroccan-based architect Karim Chakor of META Atelier d’Architecture. Roger Nazarian and Associates have been selected to lead the property’s interior design, landscaping and more.
Rabat is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It holds a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation and is known for historic landmarks such as the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of the Oudayas. In addition, it offers beautiful beaches, bustling music festivals, and more than 500 acres of tranquil parks and green spaces.