Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, a new
Oceanside hotel in Morocco's largest city, is now celebrating its grand opening
with special offers for its first guests.
The 186-room Hotel cascades down toward the
Atlantic, providing a luxurious retreat inspired by ocean waves and kissed by
cool breezes. Most guest rooms and suites have balconies to take in the fresh
sea air, and the Hotel's signature restaurant and lobby lounge face the ocean.
"With the city centre and financial
district just 10 minutes away, it's hard to imagine that this breezy, resort-like
Hotel is in the middle of such a busy urban metropolis," says General
Manager Olivier Thomas, who leads a team of 325 carefully-selected staff who
are excited to welcome the Hotel's first guests. "For business travellers,
it's the perfect home base in the city, and for those on holiday, it's truly
the best of both worlds."
Dining and Drinking at Four Seasons
Located in the Anfa neighbourhood of
Casablanca, the city's most upscale residential district, the Hotel's
restaurants and bars create a lively atmosphere for gatherings with friends,
family and colleagues.
Executive Chef Thierry Papillier's culinary
roots are showcased in Bleu, a contemporary French brasserie featuring a unique
elliptical open kitchen and terrace seating that allows guests to listen to the
sea as they savour its bounty. Wave-like floor-to-ceiling windows look out to
the Atlantic, with outdoor terraces lined with glass railing for unobstructed
views. Inside, white marble flooring, wooden columns and banquette seating are
the perfect backdrop to a Provencal-influenced menu.
Bleu Bar is adjacent to the restaurant, and
guests may also choose Mint, an inviting lobby lounge offering cocktails and an
all-day menu, that's also the ideal place to indulge in Executive Pastry Chef
Thierry Metee's delights during daily afternoon tea. Another restaurant and
lounge, the poolside Latitude 33, will open next spring.
For private business dinners and intimate
celebrations, a cocoon-shaped private dining room with its own ocean-view
terrace accommodates up to 12 guests around a white marble table.
At Leisure in Casablanca
Families and those escaping for a getaway
weekend will love the resort-like feel of Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, and
business travellers will welcome a few moments of relaxation in the Spa or by
Le Spa incorporates Moroccan influences
with contrasting colours, patterns and textures. Traditional-style perforated
lanterns cast a gentle glow on gold design accents inspired by the country's
famous Argan oil. Here, a balneo aquatic experience with experience showers, an
ice fountain, whirlpool and steam rooms await, as well as a 24-hour gym. Spa
Manager Gaelle Peiffer and her team of expert therapists perform their magic in
ten treatment rooms, including two couples' suites. For the travelling family,
treatments for teens and children over the age of six are also on the menu.
Sheltered by the Hotel building on three
sides, the 149-square metre (1,604 square foot) resort-style pool is surrounded
by lush landscaping and five private cabanas available to Hotel guests based on
availability. The pool is open year-round.
Outside the Hotel, myriad distractions
include shopping for traditional wares at the Habous medina and international
labels at designer stores and malls, or exploring the city's historic sites and
regional attractions. Day trips to Marrakech can be arranged, and, with ten
world-class courses within an hour of the Hotel, golfers will want to be sure
to pack their clubs.
Memorable Events at Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca boasts 1,150
square metres (12,400 square feet) of flexible event space, including the
gorgeous Atlantic Ballroom. Lit by a series of custom-made chandeliers
comprised of hundreds of crystal rods as well as large traditional-style bronze
lanterns, it's a grand setting for weddings, social events and corporate
functions. At 580 square feet (6,240 square metres), it can accommodate up to
400 seated guests or 800 for a reception.
Additional options begin by dividing the
Atlantic Ballroom into two junior-size ballrooms, and there are seven
additional function rooms all easily accessible from the Hotel's lobby. Of
special note is the Lighthouse Room, a more intimate space on the main level
that boasts a private balcony with sweeping views of the ocean and the
100-year-old El Hank lighthouse.
Four Seasons is currently presenting the
Great Group Values offer for events taking place through March 1, 2016.
Four Seasons in Morocco
With excellent air access, Four Seasons
Hotel Casablanca is an ideal stopover on the way to Four SeasonsResort
Marrakech, and the two combined create a fantastic opportunity to experience
the very best of Morocco in Four Seasons style.
The interior design of Four Seasons Hotel
Casablanca and renderings have been created by GA Design International Limited.