Four Seasons reimagines a Moroccan palace

Four Seasons has announced its arrival in Morocco’s capital in early 2024 with a spectacular oceanside property, having restored a former palace to create the new Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr…

central lobby in Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr with fountain, plants and glass covered roof

Once a Sultan’s summer residence and later a military hospital, the historic Kasr Al Bahr – palace by the sea – is evolving again, now as a Four Seasons hotel. Spread across five hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, the fully restored and enhanced property includes six heritage and five new buildings, creating a true oceanfront oasis in the heart of the city. At the same time, guests are just minutes from the Kasbah, the Medina and the city’s most popular landmarks and most important business addresses.

indoor pool in Moroccan palace restored by Four Seasons

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“Often referred to as Morocco’s hidden gem, Rabat is a city whose moment has arrived,” said Gregory Viaud, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr . “Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its fascinating blend of Arab-Muslim past and European-influenced modernity, the city is filled with historic sites, hints of French colonial architecture and well tended green spaces. Our team cannot wait to introduce this majestic city to our guests, and perhaps even offer local residents something fresh and new”.

gold and white surfaces in the hotel guestroom

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Accommodations include 200 guestrooms and suites, most with balconies or terraces with ocean or lush garden views. A highlight is the lavish Sultan’s Riad, spread over two floors within a restored 18th-century heritage building with a private infinity-style pool, encompassing close to 1,000 square metres of beautifully appointed rooms accommodating parties of up to six adults and three children in luxurious style.

hotel guestroom with cream and gold patterned carpet, blue pouffe and gold light fittings on cream walls

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Set to become a dining and drinking destination for both local residents and visitors to the capital, Four Seasons‘ signature experiences will include Brasserie Marie for classic French cuisine, Verdello for ingredient-driven Mediterranean fare and, beckoning guests with aromas of freshly baked breads and pizzas, the more casual Flamme by the two outdoor pools. Noora Lobby Lounge promises the city’s most luxurious afternoon tea service, while a team of creative mixologists will showcase international cocktail trends at Bar Atlantique. True connoisseurs will want to seek out the Cigar Bar, hidden within the palace’s oldest building, for fine cigars and rare cognacs and whiskeys.

indoor saltwater pool surrounded by marble with filtered light from above

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An impressive indoor saltwater pool is at the heart of the Hotel’s elegant Spa complex, which includes a traditional Moroccan hammam, private treatment rooms, full-service salon and 24 hour fitness centre with an outdoor terrace for yoga classes. Two outdoor pools – including a resort-style pool and an ocean-view infinity pool – are set amid gardens with palm, olive and citrus trees.

view of palm trees and castle walls in Rabat Morocco

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Boasting 2,700 square metres of event spaces, including a Royal Ballroom accommodating up to 1,000 guests, Four Seasons is set to become Rabat’s preferred address for state-of-the-art meetings and conferences. There’s also a junior ballroom, seven breakout rooms and a private, open air terrace for sunny events during the day or star-studded receptions by night. Dream weddings become reality thanks to thoughtful touches including a private salon adjacent to the ballroom, on-site beauty services, international menu options, numerous backdrops for photography and expert planning and execution by a team of Four Seasons events and catering specialists.

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