The luxurious 5-Star Tazi Palace Hotel, designed by OBM International Architecture, will be an authentic experience and celebration of the rich Moroccan history and culture. The Palace is located on the top of a lush and hilly site on the outskirts of Tangier, Morocco.
With rolling views across the city and in the distance the Mediterranean Sea, the site is a perfect urban escape. OBMI and a team of renowned international consultants have designed a project that preserves and enhances the Palace as a central public element while creating the new hotel extension in harmony with the natural slope of the land and environment.
The architectural style will be a clean contemporary take on Moroccan identity that offers a luxurious and intimate feeling. The Tazi Palace Hotel will be a unique year round destination that will help put the enchanting city of Tangier back on the map.
From the architects:
Sensitive architecture makes the 5-star Tazi Palace Hotel an authentic celebration of Morocco’s rich history and culture. This project presented two challenges from which we created opportunities. First, the steep terrain required a stepped design that results in an intriguing, multi-layered composition that does justice to mesmerizing views. Our second challenge was preserving the historic integrity of the site’s existing building – formerly a private residence – and including it as part of the experience.
In collaboration with renowned international consultants, we designed a storied escape, with the former palace enhanced as a public element and an appealing focus for guests of the adjacent new hotel. Set on the crest of a lush hill on the outskirts of Tangier, Tazi Palace looks over rolling views of the city and the distant Mediterranean Sea. Complementing the natural site slope and surrounding environment, the new hotel extension blends established Moroccan identity with a contemporary perspective. Luxuriously intimate, the result is a unique destination that adds to the allure of enchanting Tangier.
Location: Tangier, Morocco
Size: 20 000 sqm
Client: Katara Hospitality