The annual survey shows Morocco among the top five African countries for hotel development in Africa.
Rabat – Lagos-based firm W Hospitality Group released its 11th annual survey, ranking Morocco among the top five countries in hotel development in Africa.
The firm ranked Morocco third with 6,395 rooms in 34 new hotels.
The survey found that 75,155 rooms in 401 hotels are now being developed across Africa.
The number represents an increase of nearly 11,000 rooms in progress (17 % more than in 2018).
Egypt topped the list with 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels.
Nigeria comes second with 7,940 rooms in 49 new hotels. Ethiopia positioned itself fourth with 6,184 new rooms in 34 hotels.
The survey ranked Algeria sixth with 4,147 new rooms in 19 hotel, while Tunisia was ranked ninth with 2,768 in 16 hotels.
Forbes magazine listed Morocco as the country with the second largest number of highest rated vacation properties in the MENA region.
In its 2018 Travel Guide, the magazine listed many of Morocco’s luxurious hotels, including the Royal Mansour and the Mandarin Oriental which were each awarded 5-star ratings, while La Mamounia and the Four Seasons Resort each scored 4 stars.
Hotels Amanjena and Selman Marrakech were recommended for travelers, while Mandarin Oriental and Royal Mansour spas were classified as 4-star resorts.