Morocco backpacker murders 15 charged after sick video of beheadings

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were brutally killed in the Atlas Mountains in an apparent Islamic State attack Fifteen people have been charged in connection with the brutal murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco. Preliminary terrorism charges have been filed against the men, including forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts and premeditated murder. It follows […]

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The St. Regis Tamuda Bay, Morocco, to debut in 2020

Marriott International and Eagle Hills have announced the signing of The St. Regis Tamuda Bay, marking the debut of the luxury hospitality brand in Morocco. Located in the stylish epicentre of Tamuda Bay on the country’s north-western coast, the hotel is slated to open in mid-2020. The property will be part of La Bahia Blanca, a landmark lifestyle resort development […]


Bench Events to launch bilingual FIHA in Morocco next year

Bench Events, organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, has announced that it is launching a sister event, named the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain. The new show will focus more precisely on north and west Africa. Proceedings will be bilingual, with presentations and panel discussions led in French with simultaneous translation to English. The first edition of FIHA will […]


Piednoir appointed executive chef at Mazagan Beach Resortin Morocco

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort has appointed a new executive chef, Andre Piednoir. He will be overseeing the 11 restaurants and bars at the five-star destination on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, including the brand-new Buddha-Bar Beach. Piednoir has over 35 years of experience in five-star hotels, resorts, pastry shops and Michelin-starred restaurants across the world. He was previously appointed […]


Etihad to bring Dreamliner to Rabat, Morocco, route

Effective October 3rd, Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, replacing the Airbus A330-300 currently serving the route. The introduction of the technologically advanced aircraft on Rabat services is a further boost to its presence in the Moroccan market. On May 1st this year, […]