SOFITEL opens luxury resort in Morocco, with two villas designed by LACOSTE

SOFITEL, the luxury division of French giant Accor Hotels, has inaugurated its Essaouira Mogador resort in Morocco. 

The Mogador eco-resort is set in some 600 hectares of forest along 4 kilometers of coast line, boasting a 36-hole Gary Player golf course and a number of exclusive villas, all designed to be eco-friendly thanks to features such as energy-efficient lighting and water recycling systems. It’s also home to the massive Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf and Spa, a spectacular resort property which offers 147 rooms and 28 villas with private pools.

Designed to blend in with its natural surroundings, the hotel is built around a huge stone reception area which offers a view over the golf course and out to the ocean, as well as being home to the Tea Lounge and a cocktail bar.

For gastronomes, the hotel offers live cooking shows on the terrace in the Kasbah Cafe or a more formal restaurant Atelier aux Aromes, which serves a blend of French and Moroccan cooking.

Two of the resort’s villas have been designed by fashion brand Lacoste and Sofitel has also partnered with Clarins and 5 Mondes to equip the property’s 1,300 square meter So SPA.