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Anantara Resorts makes its first move in Africa

Anantara Resorts is making its first move in Africa  with the management of  two unique five-star resorts in Morocco. Anantara Marrakech Resort & Spa and Anantara Mogador Resort & Spa will both open in 2011. Construction work will begin in late 2009. Owned by the Thailand-based Minor International, Anantara offers indigenous and culturally evocative luxury resorts in sought-after destinations with an emphasis on nature, gardens, space and sensual harmony. The rooms are luxuriously appointed  and are usually housed in villa-type or low-rise accommodation.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I have been, but it was a long time ago. You’d be surprised, Spencer. Morocco has been an up and coming destination for a number of years now, particularly as far as luxury travel is concerned with the likes of Richard Branson developing property there. Not sure on the 2008 figure, but in 2007 Morocco attracted 7.4 million international tourists. They have a target to reach 10 million by 2012.

  2. Think that morocco and in particular marrakech has had in recent years a number of luxury resorts and boutique hotels open up which is great for travellers – plenty of choice and quality.

  3. I just came back from a trip to Marrakech, and it is fabulous! The medina is chaotic, but ultimately, there is something exotic and endearing about Marrakech. I stayed inside the city walls, which might be a little too much for some people, although the boutique riads we stayed at were oases of calm in the midst of the bustling city. If you prefer a property with sprawling grounds, gardens, or giant pools, then a stay in the Gueliz or Hivernage area, where most deluxe resorts are, is a must. On the road leading to the airport, big-named luxury hotels are setting up “camp” in the outer medina limits. And oh, the shopping is Marrakech is just top notch! Especially for those much coveted tapis, Berber rugs, brass lamps, tea sets, pottery, traditional clothes, babouches, textile, herbs, etc. etc. You will see in my blog how much I loved Marrakech!

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