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MAZAGAN GRAND OPENING 30.10.09 - Mazagan Beach Resort, El Jadida, Casablanca, Morocco


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MAZAGAN GRAND OPENING 30.10.09 - Mazagan Beach Resort, El Jadida, Casablanca, Morocco

  1. 1. Sol Kerzner Opens Mazagan New Resort and Casino in El Jadida, Morocco ▪ Guests from across the globe treated to a stunning Moroccan weekend ▪ Moroccan flag made of 30,000 full colour fireworks, to illuminate the Country’s Coastline 31 October 2009: After opening two of the most anticipated resorts in the world within the last twelve months - Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai and the One&Only Cape Town in South Africa - Sol Kerzner will today host VIP and celebrity guests at his new 5 star beach resort and casino, Mazagan, in Morocco. The weekend- long opening will be a feast of culture and entertainment, local pageantry, culinary delights and a breathtaking fireworks display by world-renowned pyrotechnic experts, Grucci. VIP guests attending from around the world include supermodel Naomi Campbell, Hollywood stars Lindsay Lohan, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, former model and TV presenter Lisa Snowdon and British actress Tamsin Egerton. Other VIPs including actress Natascha McElhone, TV personality Donna Air and Simon and Yasmin Le Bon are attending the weekend events with their families. They will be joined by a host of Moroccan and French VIPs all eager to enjoy the spectacular resort and diverse evening entertainment. The arrival to the 250-hectare beach front resort will be graced by fifty El Jadida horses in full tbourida costume, famous in the Doukkala region, and over 250 local musicians including trumpeters and drummers in full traditional dress. More than 300 Moroccan entertainers and artisans including sword swallowers, fire eaters, fortune tellers, snake charmers and belly dancers will welcome guests.
  2. 2. The rose, Morocco’s famed signature flower, will be showcased in “gardens” of over 100,000 fresh red, white and pink blooms and on hostesses outfitted with three metre high rose sculptures, each covered in over 1,000 flowers. The sights, sounds and smells of the spectacular Moroccan culture will be enhanced by the array of flavours for which the region is most well known. Throughout the resort’s eight signature restaurants, platters of fresh local and international cuisine will tempt palates. As a final salute from Sol Kerzner to celebrate the opening, an 8 minute firework spectacular in the resort’s main courtyard, The Grand Riad, will be presented by renowned pyrotechnic experts Grucci. The display will use firework colours produced exclusively for the event, creating an aerial image of the Moroccan flag that will be seen for over 10 miles around. The pyrotechnics will be fired from all four sides of the resort as well as the beach front and golf course, surrounding the entire resort in an array of colours and effects. With friends and family surrounding them, a number of VIPS guests including Simon Le Bon and Vladislav Doronin will celebrate their collective birthdays with a celebration in the exclusive, state-of-the-art Sanctuary nightclub, designed by renowned restaurant and night-club designer Jeffrey Beers. Mazagan Beach Resort is a brand new unique coastal destination resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, located 90km south of Casablanca. The luxurious resort offers a brand new golf and spa destination in a previously unexplored region of Morocco, that benefits from an all year round temperate climate. With its idyllic location right on the sandy beach, Mazagan Beach Resort encompasses a 250-hectare site including an 18-hole golf course designed by Gary Player, a 7km stretch of beach, luxury boutiques, eight restaurants, the only casino in a 200km radius, a nightclub, a spa and one of the largest conference centres in the region. The resort also boasts sixty-seven 3, 4 or 5 bedroom villas located on and around the golf course, created by Moroccan architect Jamal Lamiri Alaoui, enjoying unique views of the golf course and the Atlantic Ocean. The resort is Kerzner International’s third property to open within a year with an initial investment of €300million (£274million) and further phases of development planned. - ends –
  3. 3. Free-to-use photography of the Grand Opening of Mazagan Beach Resort available at:- - Users must register in advance (registration is free) - Search categories: "Events", "Lifestyle", "Luxury Brands" Photography also available at Getty Images:- Free to use event B-Roll available via satellite and via APTN:- Please call +44 7966 465 332 or +44 7950 565 856 UK press enquiries:- Freud Communications Nik Selman +44 7966 465 332 Isabel May +44 7980 300 442 Danielle Robinson +44 7771 567 392 Nicola Howson +44 7768 275 509