Mövenpick in Casablanca. MOVENPICK HOTELS and Resorts recently announced the management takeover of the 184-room Husa Casablanca Plaza located in the heart of the business district. With a presence already in Tangier since 2001, the newly rebranded Movenpick Hotel Casablanca is the upscale hotel group’s third venture in the vibrant and colourful destination of Morocco with the scheduled opening of Mövenpick Hotel Marrakesh early 2015. Renovated in 2011, the five star Mövenpick Hotel Casablanca, blends modern comfort and contemporary style with respect for local heritage to create the traditional Moroccan welcoming warmth. Located in Morocco’s largest city on the Atlantic coast, the hotel is ideally placed to enjoy the ancient Medina, Sacre Coeur Cathedral and Place Mohamed V. Other
points of interest include the Hassan II Mosque, the Corniche and Habous Quarter. The style and décor of guestrooms create a mood of soothing relaxation, as contemporary patterns seamlessly blend with traditional Moroccan motifs to reflect the heritage of the city. There are 184 rooms and suites including four rooms suitable for the physically impaired and one apartment. All are equipped flat screen satellite TVs, free WiFi, air conditioning and tea and coffee-making facilities. Ideal for both business and leisure guests, the hotel features a stunning rooftop pool with breathtaking city views, a Spa and Wellness Centre with hammam, massage and beauty treatments and is ideally positioned and equipped to stage banquets, conferences and business meetings with a ballroom, conference hall and four meeting rooms.
Oman launches 22 projects to encourage investment in tourism sector THE MINISTRY of Tourism placed 22 locations for investment in the tourism sector in the Sultanate as part of its efforts to encourage investment in tourist and service facilities, and part of the government support for companies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country and allow them to contribute in developing and enhancing the sector. The Ministry requires the investor to apply for one plot of land and the priority will be given to the citizens of the governorates where the investment projects are. Applications for the investment opportunities started on June 1st. Among the important opportunities are construction of a 20,000 sq metre tourist camp in Al Khoudh in the Wilayat of A’Seeb in Muscat Governorate and a 15,000 sq metre tourist centre in the same area. In Dhofar Governorate, the Tourism Ministry offered three locations, including the construction of a 5,000 sq metre skating and entertainment indoor resort in the industrial zone in Salalah, as well as 10,000 sq metre entertainment tourist centre for women and children in the Wilayat of Mirbat and a 10,000 square metre entertainment tourist centre in the Wilayat of Thumrait, in addition to various projects in other governorates. -omanobserver.com
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