Nobu Hotels to make debut in Africa

Nobu Hotels has announced its first African property, set to open in Marrakech next year.

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Marrakech will be located in the Hivernage district, close to the souks and Djemaa el-Fna.

It will have 71 rooms and suites, a 2,000 sq ft spa and fitness centre and indoor and outdoor pools.

The new opening is a collaboration between Hivernage Collection, MC Hotels and Nobu Hospitality, the latter of which is run by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and producer Meir Teper. 

MC Hotels owns Nobu Hotel Marbella, Marbella Club Hotel and is a joint owner of Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay.

Daniel Shamoon, director at MC Hotels, said: “We are very pleased that Marrakech will become a part of our growing collection of Nobu Hotels joining Marbella and Ibiza Bay. In a time when our global society and economies are fragile, we maintain our continued belief and commitment to hospitality.”

Ahmed Bennani, president of the Hivernage Collection, said: “Marrakech as a destination fits seamlessly within the Nobu Hotel collection and we expect it will be embraced by locals and the strong base of European and US Nobu customers.”


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