Now Open: Park Hyatt Marrakech, Morocco

Now Open: Park Hyatt Marrakech, Morocco

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Many of us into points love Park Hyatt, since it’s a luxury brand that allows us to earn & redeem points, and take advantage of elite benefits. The Park Hyatt Marrakech has been in the works for a very long time, and until recently, had a seemingly endless opening delay. There’s now an exciting update, as the property has suddenly opened its doors!

Park Hyatt Marrakech opens as of late 2023

Morocco has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years, though Marrakech lacks good luxury points hotels. That has now changed, with the opening of the Park Hyatt Marrakech as of late December 2023.

The 19-acre Park Hyatt Marrakech is in the Al Maaden residential and leisure development. It features 120 rooms, with views of the Atlas Mountains. Dining outlets at the property include TFAYA (the Moroccan brasserie), Pavillon Terrace & Pool (offering seasonal dishes overlooking the pool), and the Living Room (the hotel’s bar). The resort also features an 18-hole golf course, a spa, pool, gym, and more.

Park Hyatt Marrakech property

Standard rooms at the hotel are 55 square meters (~600 square feet), while standard suites at the hotel are 75 square meters (~750 square feet). So the standard rooms are generously sized, while standard suites aren’t incrementally much larger.

The resort isn’t inside the Medina, but rather it’s nine miles away. So it’s perhaps not ideal for tourists who want to explore all day. However, some may appreciate that the resort is a bit more secluded, as you can always go sightseeing during the day, and then retreat to the resort for a totally different vibe.

It’s exciting to see the hotel finally open. Just to give you a sense of how delayed this project has been, the Park Hyatt Marrakech was first announced in 2008, with an anticipated opening in 2011. Then it slipped to 2012. Then 2013. Then 2014. Then 2015. Then 2016. Then 2017. Then 2018. Then 2019. Then 2020. Then 2021. Then 2022. And now we’re finally seeing the hotel opening with very little advance notice.

While hotel delays are normal, a delay of over a decade, especially when construction had in fact started after the project was announced, sure makes you wonder what’s going on here, and what caused the delay. Is the hotel already in need of a renovation?

Below are some pictures of the property.

Park Hyatt Marrakech lobby
Park Hyatt Marrakech lobby
Park Hyatt Marrakech lobby
Park Hyatt Marrakech pool
Park Hyatt Marrakech suite
Park Hyatt Marrakech suite
Park Hyatt Marrakech suite
Park Hyatt Marrakech spa treatment room
Park Hyatt Marrakech spa pool

Park Hyatt Marrakech cash & points rates

The Park Hyatt Marrakech is a Category 6 World of Hyatt property. This means a free night redemption will cost you the following number of points:

  • 21,000-29,000 points per night for a standard room
  • 36,000-44,000 points per night for a standard suite
  • 42,000-58,000 points per night for a premium suite

As far as cash rates at the Park Hyatt Marrakech go, they’re steep. They seem to currently start at an absolute minimum of $650 per night, but only go up from there. If you are looking to book a cash stay here, I’d recommend doing so through the Hyatt Privé program, which offers extra perks like room upgrades, complimentary breakfast, and a hotel credit.

Based on the current points rates vs. cash rates, redeeming points will generally prove to be the better value. For what it’s worth, I value World of Hyatt points at 1.5 cents each.

Bottom line

The Park Hyatt Marrakech has finally opened as of late 2023. This property was first announced over 15 years ago, so it’s nice to see that it finally opened. I’m looking forward to checking out this hotel, as it’s great to have a luxury points property in Marrakech. Between this and the recent opening of the St. Regis Tamuda Bay, I think we probably now have our two best points hotels in Morocco.

What do you make of the Park Hyatt Marrakech? Do you plan on visiting?

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  1. Ace Guest

    @Ben, this title is inaccurate - the hotel is NOT open now. It is not accepting reservations until after 1 April 2024. I spoke with the hotel directly this morning, and they said there have been several delays.

  2. Steven E Guest

    Riad Dar El Souk -fantastic and so close to everything ( as an alternative )

  3. Mike Guest

    This is obviously very much a matter of personal taste, but I thought the hotel does look great. I wish more properties had a similar unique look, rather than the typical beige feel.
    That being said - the room rates sound very steep. I wonder if this has anything to do with how popular Marrakech has become with Instagram influencers and all sorts of tiktok celebrities. Reminds of of "Reinventing Anna" and the hilarious...

    This is obviously very much a matter of personal taste, but I thought the hotel does look great. I wish more properties had a similar unique look, rather than the typical beige feel.
    That being said - the room rates sound very steep. I wonder if this has anything to do with how popular Marrakech has become with Instagram influencers and all sorts of tiktok celebrities. Reminds of of "Reinventing Anna" and the hilarious Morocco episode.
    Fully agree with the other comments about the great local accommodation options and the riad experience.

  4. Mark Christopher Beebe Guest

    Will it have the Le Labo Bergamote 22 line of soaps, shampoos and conditioners??

  5. Pogonation Guest

    Looks very nice. Seems okay value on points but rates a bit pricey. I agree with other members that if you’re going to Marrakech you should check out the incredible luxury Riads instead to get a more authentic experience and comparable luxury at a much more affordable price.

    I’m sure there are still a lot of Europeans who will spend on the PH however as a big portion of travellers are just going to get...

    Looks very nice. Seems okay value on points but rates a bit pricey. I agree with other members that if you’re going to Marrakech you should check out the incredible luxury Riads instead to get a more authentic experience and comparable luxury at a much more affordable price.

    I’m sure there are still a lot of Europeans who will spend on the PH however as a big portion of travellers are just going to get guaranteed sun and warmth nearby during the cold winter months (and couldn’t care less about the city or culture).

  6. Daniel Guest

    Looks to be super far from the medina? The joy of Marrakech is leaving your riad and exploring the vibrant old city.

  7. Tevi Guest

    Tried booking something for January, but there was no availability online. I just called the hotel, and they told me they are opening on Feb 3rd.
    @Lucky what is your source that it is open now? Hyatt and the Hotel are saying the opposite.

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Tevi -- Very strange. My source is Hyatt officially announcing that the hotel is now open:
      https://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=124446

    2. Karim Guest

      Also tried booking in January, not bookable!

  8. JamesW Guest

    One of the enduring delights of Morocco is the tradition of the Riad, which takes the place of a typical Western hotel. Most riads are small, intimate, family-owned, and very near to markets and activity centers. You get a traditional room with a metal key, Moroccan furniture, thick stone walls to keep out the noise, and a local breakfast served by the owners every morning. Riads also have wifi, air conditioning, room service, etc. Plus...

    One of the enduring delights of Morocco is the tradition of the Riad, which takes the place of a typical Western hotel. Most riads are small, intimate, family-owned, and very near to markets and activity centers. You get a traditional room with a metal key, Moroccan furniture, thick stone walls to keep out the noise, and a local breakfast served by the owners every morning. Riads also have wifi, air conditioning, room service, etc. Plus you can walk to the souks and the palaces, and actually feel like a local. It's one of the most memorable parts of visiting that country.

    Why bother traveling if you're just going to bring the Marriott/Hyatt/Hilton bubble with you?

    1. tda1986 Diamond

      Could not agree more.

  9. Lee Guest

    In the Marrakesh area, there are several similar properties. That is, *resorts* that are well outside of town. If one plans on staying on-property, swell. But, if one wants to experience Marrakesh itself, it's a 20-minute taxi ride in each direction from the Hyatt's location. BUT, on your going-into-town leg, you'll need to call for a taxi and you'll need to allow 30 minutes lead time for comfort. Not fun. My advice is to stay in town.

  10. NBT91 Guest

    Stayed at the Nobu in Marrakech just outside the Medina through WOH. Although Globalist benefits were limited at an SLH property, it was a lovely stay and the location couldn't be beat

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JamesW Guest

One of the enduring delights of Morocco is the tradition of the Riad, which takes the place of a typical Western hotel. Most riads are small, intimate, family-owned, and very near to markets and activity centers. You get a traditional room with a metal key, Moroccan furniture, thick stone walls to keep out the noise, and a local breakfast served by the owners every morning. Riads also have wifi, air conditioning, room service, etc. Plus you can walk to the souks and the palaces, and actually feel like a local. It's one of the most memorable parts of visiting that country. Why bother traveling if you're just going to bring the Marriott/Hyatt/Hilton bubble with you?

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Daniel Guest

Looks to be super far from the medina? The joy of Marrakech is leaving your riad and exploring the vibrant old city.

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Lee Guest

In the Marrakesh area, there are several similar properties. That is, *resorts* that are well outside of town. If one plans on staying on-property, swell. But, if one wants to experience Marrakesh itself, it's a 20-minute taxi ride in each direction from the Hyatt's location. BUT, on your going-into-town leg, you'll need to call for a taxi and you'll need to allow 30 minutes lead time for comfort. Not fun. My advice is to stay in town.

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