READ Thermes Moulay Yacoub will undergo major work on a scale of 400 mllion dirhams to be in line with International standards. The project is party funded by the French company, Vichy, experts in hydrotherapy, who will then manage the spa.
Located in the mountainside village of Moulay Yacoub, about twenty kilometers north-east of the imperial city, the site was inaugurated in 1993 and is still in use. The reputation of the waters of Moulay Yacoub exceeds itself, the mineralization, temperature and flow rate are beneficial for the body and treatments. To make the establsihment more presentable, an investment of over 60 million dirhams will be made by the thermo-Medical society of Moulay Yacoub (sothermy). This includes the construction of new buildings for traditional baths alongside a modern spa: "This funding is almost completed and is supported entirely by sothermy" says the CEO, Mohammed Karim Jennane.
In addition to this project, sothermy signed a partnership agreement with Vichy Spa International, the French spa and wellness company. The agreement benefits the development of traditional and modern facilities, provided by the hexagonal group. The construction of a new traditional spa, with an area of 2,700 square meters will begin this summer and be finished in one year, in accordance with the best accessibility, safety and hygiene standards. When the construction of the building has begun, the current location will be demolished. A steam room of 2,200 m2 will be built instead. The second phase (2015-2017), which is the most expensive, will see the renovation of the new spa to set the standards of Vichy and the construction of a four star hotel with over 100 rooms.
The positive effects of Thermal
Water from Moulay Yacoub is chlorinated sodium, hyperthermal, containing calcium, magnesium and sulfur, which is strongly recommended for rheumatism and chronic diseases of the throat, nose and ears. It is also good for arthritis, tendonitis, dermalogical treatments and to heal the effects of burns.
Text Julien Antinoff
Translation Karen Athwal