Ronaldo’s Marrakech hotel opens in soft opening

The Pestana CR7 brand has announced the opening of its new Pestana CR7 Marrakech hotel and the availability of online reservations and stays. “Anticipating the return of tourist activity to Morocco, following the reopening of the country to tourism, the Pestana CR7 Lifestyle Hotels brand arrives in Marrakech. After Madrid and New York, the hotel partnership between Dionísio Pestana and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates an international “Hat-trick” with the soft opening of its new hotel in the “ocher city”, the Pestana CR7 Marrakech. Reservations and stays are now available online on “Pestana CR7 Marrakech”, indicates the brand in a press release. Inspired by the culture and colors of Marrakech which have earned it the title of “Ocher City”, the new Pestana CR7 Marrakech is open to all those looking for new lifestyle experiences in this vibrant Moroccan destination, in line with the quality of the hotel group and the energy of the footballer voted the best in the world five times.

Located on M Avenue, a new cosmopolitan hub with restaurants, a virtual exhibition center, international fashion stores and an intense cultural dynamic, the Pestana CR7 Marrakech occupies a central position in this exciting environment. The hotel has 174 rooms, a business center, a spa, a swimming pool and a fitness center.

“The new Pestana CR7 Lifestyle hotel in Morocco is a logical step for the Pestana hotel group, which now has three hotels in the country, taking into account Casablanca and Tangier where we already operate. The culture, the good business environment, the flourishing economy and the rich history of Morocco, enjoyed in a safe environment, as well as the historical ties that unite the Moroccan and Portuguese peoples, fully justify our third investment”, defends Dionísio Pestana. “The partnership between Pestana Hotel Group and Cristiano Ronaldo enters a new chapter, with the first hotel in Africa, a continent where the group began its internationalization more than 20 years ago and where there is a genuine and unconditional passion for football, in which Cristiano is an expert”, concludes the president of the hotel group.

“When, in 2016, I opened the first hotel with the Pestana Hotel Group, our ambition was to create an international brand. From that first milestone in Madeira, our island, followed by the hotel in Lisbon, we have already expanded to Madrid and New York. The opening of this hotel in Marrakech takes us to the fifth city, but more than a certain number, it means my connection to a country that fascinates me and where I am always very well received”, underlines Cristiano Ronaldo, adding that “ the expansion of the Pestana CR7 Lifestyle Hotels will continue”. Nabil Slitine, developer of M Avenue and brand partner in this project, recognized as the new hot spot in the city, believes that “We are very proud to have the first Pestana CR7 Lifestyle branded hotel in the country. Marrakech is an increasingly sophisticated and lifestyle destination and M Avenue is already visibly contributing to the recognition of Morocco’s improvements in infrastructure and tourism, by its visitors”.

At the top of the new Pestana CR7 Marrakech, the rooftop, from where the panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and the dynamic M Avenue dominate, is the place not to be missed. Hot days will be particularly appreciated by accessing the swimming pool, an oasis of freshness with natural shadows provided by the vegetation. The service extends to sun loungers arranged in the water, where guests can also enjoy a pool menu based on healthy foods and drinks. In the hall, modernity and Moroccan and Portuguese cultures coexist in harmony: in the Mesa brasserie, Mediterranean gastronomy of Portuguese origin stands out, while in the Sports Bar, the proposal is to share “tapas” while watching major sporting events, if it wasn’t a hotel with the CR7 seal.

It is also in the hall that the millennial tradition of Moroccan tea service, with all its rituals, is followed daily. These services also integrate the choices of the Pestana app – with easy access via free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. On M Avenue, one enjoys a sophisticated environment, with an artery of shops from some of the most important international chains, with varied gastronomic experiences and access to residences. Next to M Square and opposite the recently opened Meydene Interactive Cultural Center, a perfect match between art and technology, with 3,000 m2 of exhibition space and a 400-seat amphitheater, is the new Pestana CR7 Marrakech . In a strategic position to reach the airport, which is 5 km away, and the Palais des Congrès conference center, the Pestana CR7 Lifestyle hotel, within walking distance, the Menara gardens and also the city’s medina with its souks, snake charmers and monkey tamers, an abundance of aromas and spices and many objects of the culture and ethnography of the country. Traveling just 4 km from the gates of the Pestana CR7 Marrakech, one reaches the Jamaa el-Fna square, the center of the medina where nightfall replaces daily commerce with a lively district with a diversified gastronomic offer, music and other artistic expressions. Available for travelers looking for recreation in the city or on the outskirts of Marrakech – from camel or jeep excursions in the desert, to baths in the Ouzoud waterfalls in the Atlas Mountains, or to mountaineering at 4,000 meters in Jbel Toubkal, – and for corporate events, the new Pestana CR7 Marrakech offers rooms equipped with smart TV, minibar, microwave, coffee and tea machine.

The first guests arrived on March 1 and reservations can now be made on the brand’s website at Pestana CR7 Marrakech. In the fifth Pestana CR7 Lifestyle hotel, the room types are divided into CR7 Room, CR7 Room Avenue, CR7 Superior, CR7 Superior Avenue, CR7 Junior Suite, CR7 Junior Suite Avenue, CR7 Suite and CR7 Suite Avenue. The price of the single room starts at 199 euros.

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