Moroccan hotels have earned 11 nominations in the 30th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) 2023, with categories including Africa’s Leading Hotel, City Hotel, Design Hotel, Luxury Hotel, Conference Hotel, Boutique Hotel, and New Hotel. Other Moroccan resorts and destinations also gained recognition, confirming the country’s position as one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
Morocco’s hospitality industry has made an impressive showing once again, with 11 hotels receiving nominations in the 30th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) 2023. The Four Seasons Hotel in Casablanca and the Royal Mansour in Marrakech are both in the running for Africa’s Leading Hotel 2023, while the Marriott hotel and Hyatt Regency in Casablanca are nominated for Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2023. The Fairmont La Marina Rabat Sale Hotel and Residences and Les Deux Tours Hotel in Marrakech has been nominated for Africa’s Leading Design Hotel, while La Mamounia Hotel and Fairmont La Marina Rabat Sale Hotel and Residences are both up for Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel.
Moroccan hotels also lead the way in Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotels category, with Fez’s Hotel Sahrai and La Sultana in Marrakech both making the list. Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi in Marrakech has been nominated for Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel award.
Africa’s Leading New Hotel Award nominees are all based in Morocco and include the Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Sale, Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier, Nobu Hotel Marrakech, and Rabat Marriott Hotel. Morocco’s resorts have also gained recognition with Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort and Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay both nominated for Africa’s Leading Beach Resort.
Other nominees include Morocco’s Dakhla as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, while Marrakech has been nominated for Africa’s Leading City Destination and Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination. This recognition confirms Morocco’s position as one of the world’s top tourist destinations, with cities such as Casablanca, Essaouira, Fez, Marrakech, and Tangier continuing to attract millions of visitors.
The voting for WTA’s key regions of Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Oceania is open until April 30th, and the nominee with the most votes in each category will be named the winner. Graham Cooke, WTA’s founder, encouraged industry professionals, media, and consumers worldwide to cast their votes, saying, “It is time for you to choose the organizations that are raising the bar of travel excellence.”