I really had no idea what to expect with Morocco. However, I followed my intuition and booked a flight. I stayed in Casablanca for three nights at the Hyatt Regency. The hotel is only 650m from the airport train station, which was very convenient when I arrived. My maps didn’t work on my phone but I asked a security guard and he assured me I was going the right direction. I arrived shortly thereafter.
The area around the Hyatt Regency hotel is very mixed. On one side you have a beautiful square, where there is a tram station and lots of business people. On the reverse, you have a beautiful view of the giant mosque, but also there is an area that I would only be able to describe as a slum. It’s very interesting to see the contrast.
I arrived in the evening and it was already dark out. I was super happy to enter the hotel lobby, which was very beautiful. The staff at the check-in counter were helpful and informed me that I had a giant suite. They also told me that I had club access, which you know, Pierre loves.
I gathered my things and headed up to the 10th floor to check out my pad for the next four days. When you walk in, the first thing you see is a bunch of welcome snacks that puts Pierre in a good mood. Looking in a little further I noticed a giant living room and then opposite of the living room is the bedroom that sits behind two sliding doors.
The bathroom design is luxurious and bright, which is very classy. There’s a huge bathtub, which I didn’t get the chance to use and a shower with a glass door. Something worth mentioning is that there are two giant closets in my suite so I can really stack up all of my things because I own so many. You know I’m joking! Read my Sell Everything and Travel the World article now!
I was quite tired. I traveled from Lisbon and I quickly retired to sleep. I woke up to see Casablanca’s beautiful sunrise and decided to get up to go try out breakfast. I had club access so I decided to eat my breakfast in the lounge. There is still a large French influence in Morocco and I believe this translates to their breakfast as well. It’s continental style, very low on the protein side of things. However, Pierre needs his protein to stay large and in charge so he put in an order for some eggs. It was quite a tasty breakfast!
The staff had clearly been on their best behavior during my stay. The staff were simply wonderful and I met many of them. When I think about it, this is a common theme in most hotels. However, sometimes I do find less warm people, but that occurs very rarely and definitely not at the Hyatt Regency in Casablanca.
I only really had two days to explore the city and I still feel like I need to return. Most of the locals told me that Casablanca is more for business and not a great city for tourism. I think when I return, I will visit other cities in Morocco to see what the country has to offer.
The reason I didn’t talk about the gym was because it is under construction. The pool is still open for operation! When push comes to shove, I had a very smooth and relaxing experience. The Hyatt Regency is a solid choice for your stay in Casablanca!
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