It was in 2014 that the famous Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo succumbed to the charm of Marrakech, during a visit to his friend the Moroccan kick-boxer Badr Hari.
Very appreciated by the Moroccan public, the international footballer flies regularly to the ocher city, often accompanied by his mother Maria Dolores Dos Santos Aveiro, also spellbound by the charm of Marrakech. Mrs. Dolores never ceases to extol the merits of the city by posting her favorite pictures on the web: smiling on her lips, carrying in her hands a gigantic dish of Moroccan Couscous, or posing in front of the camera in the alleys of Jemaa El-Fna.
But the fivefold Ballon d'Or decided to anchor its presence in Marrakech, since its hotel “Pestana CR7” will soon see the light of day in Marrakech after Funchal, Lisbon, Madrid and New York. Cristiano had made a visit to the construction site of his masterpiece in Marrakech last September, with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez and his eldest son Cristiano Jr. The player would have even taken the opportunity to to play golf at the “Royal Golf de Marrakech”.
The Pestana CR7 hotel is located in the heart of the “M Avenue” project and will have 168 rooms, two restaurants, a business center and high-end private residences. It will officially open in the first quarter of 2021