Visit by the King of Morocco to Guinea-Bissau sells out hotels in Bissau

10 June 2015

The visit to Guinea-Bissau by the King of Morocco led Bissau hotel occupancy to reach 100 percent in the period in which the entourage stayed in the city, officials from the city’s three hotels told Macauhub.

The managing director of Hotel Malaica, Mario Fernandes, said the visit by the Moroccan monarch had a positive impact, and it was necessary to hire more staff in view of the increased activity.

In turn, the managing director of the Azalai Hotel 24 de Setembro, Salifou Traoré, said that during the Mohammed VI’s stay in Guinea-Bissau even staff were removed from their rooms to make way for Moroccan guests.

A source from the Líbia Hotel said that although the hotel was undergoing repairs, many of its rooms hosted the members of the Moroccan delegation, made up of around 500 people.

Three hotels currently operate in Bissau and, despite the existence of several apartment hotels the city has fewer than 500 rooms available to guests. (macauhub/GW)