Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has revealed plans for a new property in Morocco’s capital city, the Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr, anticipated to open in 2023.
Kasr Al Bahr, meaning “castle of the sea,” was built as a sprawling royal summer palace in the 19th century, later becoming a military hospital prior to closing in 1999. Following extensive renovations of the five-hectare cliffside retreat, Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr will usher in a new era for the historic property with 204 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Rabat is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and blends the treasures of its past with dynamic offerings for the modern luxury traveller. The city holds a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation and is often known for its historic landmarks reflecting its past French and longstanding Islamic influences such as the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of the Oudayas. Visitors will also enjoy the city’s coastal setting with beautiful beaches, bustling music festivals, and more than 202 hectares of green space comprised of tranquil parks.
Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr will feature seven restaurants and lounges; a spa and an indoor pool; several outdoor resort-style pools; as well as expansive conference and event space.
Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr will complete existing branded properties in Morocco, namely Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca and Four Seasons Private Residences Marrakech at M Avenue. With easy access to key international and regional hubs, the hotel will be a 20-minute drive from Rabat–Salé Airport and 90 minutes from Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport. Visitors can also utilise Morocco’s high-speed train network for seamless journeys from Rabat to the key commerce hubs of Casablanca (45 minutes) and the white beaches of Tangier (1 hour 45 minutes).