A typical guest room at the recently opened Hilton Garden Inn in Tanger, the brand which will soon be available to visitors to Casablanca. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn

CASABLANCA, Morocco and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki to open its first hotel in Casablanca.  The news follows the conclusion of a landmark year for Hilton in Morocco which saw it re-establish a presence in the country in March 2016, with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center.   The mid-scale Hilton Garden Inn brand will now be soon represented in Morocco's largest city, with construction set to begin this year.

Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf will consist of an initial 118 guest rooms with space available on site for further expansion.  The hotel forms part of a mixed use development with a 550sqm ballroom and Moroccan-oriental restaurant also to be built in the vicinity.  The Hilton Garden Inn will contain three dining options on property, in addition to another 300sqm of event space to the complex.  It is forecast that the hotel may welcome its first guests in 2021.

Carlos Khneisser, VP, Development, MENA, Hilton Worldwide said: "Casablanca is a market we've been looking at for some time and we're confident that we've now identified the right partner and the right location for our debut property.  Sidi Maarouf is rapidly establishing itself as not only the gateway to the city center, with the construction of its new suspension bridge, but as a significant business district in its own right."

Sidi Maarouf is located in the South West of Casablanca and has emerged as the city's new business district with several multinationals establishing a presence in recent years.  It enjoys an enviable location for hosting meetings and events, at just 25km from Mohamed V Airport and also directly accessible by tramway.

Abderrahim Sadiki of Group Sadiki said: "It is a privilege for us to bringing the Hilton name to Casablanca for the very first time.  As more and more businesses seek to locate their operations in Sidi Maarouf we see a demand for an increase in the levels of accommodation.  In taking the decision to expand our existing operations at this site to include a hotel, we are pleased to be doing so in partnership with a major international operator such as Hilton, who we believe will help us achieve optimum results."

John Greenleaf, Global Head, Hilton Garden Inn, said: "Having successfully launched our brand in Morocco earlier this year we are confident that Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf will serve the needs of travellers seeking a trusted yet affordable international hotel brand. Hilton Garden Inn is known across the world for offering amenities and services for travellers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home."

The construction site of Hilton Garden Inn Sidi Maarouf will be located in close proximity to the interchange between three main highways, the N11, A7 and A5 making it an ideal choice for travellers with interest both in Casablanca and in greater Morocco.

Contacts:
Huw Harrow
Hilton Worldwide
+44 (0) 207 856 8035
huw.harrow@hilton.com

About Group Sadiki
Group Sadiki is a private corporation which was founded in 1980 and based in Casablanca, Morocco. Group Sadiki is a family owned and operated business, which through its subsidiaries, operates in a wide range of activities, which engages in the following sectors:

  • Oil and Gas sector; operating auto service stations through multinational brands
  • Auto Mechanic Services
  • F&B Outlets
  • Food Catering and Event Planning Services
  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality
  • Philanthropy

Group Sadiki aims to be the driving force in Morocco in redefining industries across key sectors that Group Sadiki currently operates in as well as other underdeveloped fields in Morocco and it's region.

Contact: ANGLE 10 MARS ET BOULEVARD ABDELKADER SAHRAOUI, SIDI OTHMAN, CASABLANCA, MAROC 20700 Email: contact@groupsadiki.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides guests with upscale accommodations and modern amenities needed for a successful and comfortable experience for both business and leisure guests. The Hilton Garden Inn Promise is to make guests’ stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members operating at more than 700 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a hospitality experience that includes luxurious, yet affordable accommodations. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.