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Travel to Casablanca


An oceanfront escape

1 April 2018

With stunning architecture, a Moroccan soul, sublime French cuisine and uninterrupted ocean views, the Four Seasons Hotel is your hideaway in Casablanca

Casablanca’s original oceanfront hotel certainly makes the most of its prestigious location. The Atlantic is omnipresent, from signature restaurant Bleu’s nautical-themed décor to the guest-rooms’ amazing, westward ocean views. The hotel even organises weekly group jogs along the city’s 3km-long La Corniche, which stretches east to west from earthquake-proof Hassan II Mosque, to Casa’s iconic El Hank Lighthouse.

Sequestered in 40 acres of landscaped Moorish gardens, the hotel’s resort-style setting feels a million miles from the exotic chaos of downtown Casablanca, despite being a mere 10-minute taxi ride from the centre. Cues to its North African locale continue inside, with Bedouin-style bench seating and brass lanterns gracing the vast lobby, where you can sip on exclusive Moroccan teas in its riad-styled Mint Lounge. A modern interpretation of this traditional Moroccan design infuses the 186 guest rooms and suites, which marry neutral tones and dark woods with plush furnishings and Berber-inspired, stone, brass and porcelain design elements.

If you’re looking for total relaxation, there are customisable Four Seasons beds, cosseting terry bathrobes and VRAI by Fragonard deluxe toiletries. If all that R&R has worked up an appetite, choose from Mediterranean, Provençal and local Moroccan dishes across the hotel’s three restaurants, or you can keep things casual with poolside tapas and tacos at Latitude 33. Our advice? Get dressed up and head for sunset dining at contemporary French brasserie, Bleu – the oysters are a must.


Words: Sarah Freeman
Images: Four Seasons Casablanca