Morgans to open two Marrakech properties

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    || Morgans to open two Marrakech properties ||

    Their surely is a certain momentum right now for the Morgans Hotel Group!:)
     
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    Agree. That area of Marrakech has seen a huge growth of boutique hotels recently. More interested to see what the Delano does in the area. Could SLS be far behind?
     
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    Marrakech overall seems to draw all the right buttons at the moment, this city is in demand with hoteliers from around the world, and with Morgans opening up not one but two new hotels, the very trendy scene has arrived too, regarding SLS, they will grow and they will eventually open up to in Marrakech IMHO. Watch out for Casablanca too, Four Seasons is coming to town, of course they have already a palace in Marrakech!
     
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    Agree, but what the heck happened to the W Hotel for Marrakech? Announced in 08, thought to be ready for 10 and dead in 12. Back on topic: Wonder when Istanbul will become the radar finder given their expansion into Playa and Cabo in MX. Seems like Istanbul has been in some lock step with other greater ME/North Africa property expansion but the boutique-style hotels.
     
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    Istanbul like Marrakech are growing markets right now and many chains look to these cities, remember the first " functioning " Edition is open and with us in Istanbul [ unlike the one in Waikiki : Now the Modern ]. These two cities have an seriously hip factor, enjoyed a stay in 2011 at the W Istanbul, a great hotel, beautiful location and surely would have nothing against when W Marrakech came online, but then, Marrakech had a fair share of announcements and " turnarounds ", for now, Morgans Hotel Group will get a success on their hands when the cool kids come to town and follow them into Marrakech and other locations, but their seems to be always the unpredictability that a " next hip " destination comes along.

    Regarding the W Marrakech, the developer has it still listed under " Pipeline projects " :
    http://www.ironstate.net/properties/wmarrakech.html
    But I seriously doubt that the W will ever be opened at least in this way.
     

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