Hospitality Industry in Morocco - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Hospitality Industry in Morocco is segmented by Type (Chain Hotels and Independent Hotels), and Segment (Service Apartments, Budget and Economy Hotels, Mid- and Upper Mid-scale Hotels, and Luxury Hotels).

Market Snapshot

Hospitality Industry in Morocco
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 4.3 %

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Market Overview

The increasing tourist arrivals to Morocco since 2016 have made the tourism industry in the country the second-highest contributor to the country’s GDP. To accommodate the growing number of tourists, the number of classified bed capacity reached a total of 251,206 beds in 2017, which was 8,499 more than the total size that Morocco had in 2016. The country has also registered a growing number of three-, four-, and five-star accommodation units. W Hospitality Group, in its 11th annual survey released in 2019, ranked Morocco the top five among the top countries that have a high number of hotel construction projects in the pipeline. With the ranking given by Forbes magazine as the country with the second-largest number of highest rated vacation properties in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) region, the country has been attracting more tourists and became one among the sources of generating foreign currency. Several international brands are expanding their footprint in the country and are focusing on the rapid expansion of their brands and chains in Morocco.

Scope of the Report

A complete background analysis of the hospitality industry in Morocco, which includes an assessment of the industry associations, overall economy, and emerging market trends by segments, significant changes in the market dynamics, and market overview is covered in the report.

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Key Market Trends

Rising Tourist Arrivals to Morocco is Driving the Market

The successful implementation of policies proposed by the government as a part of Vision 2020 that aims at recording 20 million tourist arrivals by 2020 and to develop the tourism sector to become one among the top – 20 destinations of the world resulted in the growing number of the tourism sector in Morocco. The sector has been witnessing growth in arrivals since 2016. It registered an 8.3% growth rate in 2018, when compared to 2017, which was preceded by several years of weak performance, where the arrivals were up by 1.5% in 2016 and a decline by 1%, in 2015. The total tourist arrivals were 12.3 million which was 11.35 million in 2017.

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Morocco is Attracting More Investments Even with Dynamic Key Performance Indicators Values

Despite the dynamic occupancy rate and average room revenue that Morocco has been registering, the country has more than 36 hotel construction projects in the pipeline that are aiming to be open on or before 2022 and are going to add more than 6,300 rooms to the supply that the country currently holds. Morocco registered a 7.6% drop in occupancy rate in the first half of 2019 where the average daily revenue also declined by 6.4% and settled at MAD 989.65 resulting in fell of Revenue per available room by 13.5%. Though the overall key indicates are recording dynamic values in Morocco, the key cities are recording a growing number of percentages and are attracting investments.

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Competitive Landscape

The hospitality industry in Morocco is a combination of domestic independent hotels and international hotels, their brand chains. In 2018, around 14 deals were signed which are going to add more than 2,400 rooms or keys to the existing supply. The international brands are strategically located yet mostly restricted to the top cities whereas the domestic independent hotels are widely spread within the country.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Impact of COVID-19 on Hospitality Industry

    4. 4.4 Insights on Revenue Flows from Accommodation and Food and Beverage Sectors

    5. 4.5 Leading Cities in Morocco with Respect to Number of Visitors

    6. 4.6 Investments (Real Estate, FDI and others) in the Hospitality Industry

    7. 4.7 Technological Innovations in the Hospitality Industry

    8. 4.8 Insights on Shared Living Spaces Impact on the Hospitality Industry

    9. 4.9 Insights on Other Economic Contributors to the Hospitality Industry

    10. 4.10 Value Chain Analysis

    11. 4.11 Porter's Five Forces Analysis


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Chain Hotels

      2. 5.1.2 Independent Hotels

    2. 5.2 By Segment

      1. 5.2.1 Service Apartments

      2. 5.2.2 Budget and Economy Hotels

      3. 5.2.3 Mid and Upper mid scale Hotels

      4. 5.2.4 Luxury Hotels


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Accor SA

      2. 6.2.2 Louvre Hotels Group

      3. 6.2.3 Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

      4. 6.2.4 Kenzi Hotel Group

      5. 6.2.5 Marriott International, Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Melia Hotels International

      7. 6.2.7 Onomo Hotels

      8. 6.2.8 Radisson Hotel Group

      9. 6.2.9 Rotana Hotels & Resorts

      10. 6.2.10 Hyatt Hotels Corporation

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
    4. 6.3 Loyalty Programs offered by Major Hotel Brands



  9. 9. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Hospitality Industry in Morocco market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Hospitality Industry in Morocco is growing at a CAGR of 4.3% over the next 5 years.

Accor SA, Louvre Hotels Group , Wyndham Hotels and Resorts , Kenzi Hotel Group , Marriott International, Inc. are the major companies operating in Hospitality Industry in Morocco.

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