The 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the mountainous High Atlas region of the North African nation leaving at least 1,305 people dead and several wounded according to multiple reports.
Amidst the tragedy, a number of Marrakech-based organisations and businesses have offered assistance to those affected by the quake. One of them is, a hotel owned by Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo. Reports suggest that the luxury hotel is providing shelter to those who have lost their homes.
Graded at four stars, just below luxury, the hotel includes an outdoor pool, fitness centre, restaurant, and terrace.
“The hotels are the same. We had to come to the new area of Marrakech, where there are more luxury hotels, so to speak.
“Now we have managed to get Cristiano Ronaldo’s hotel, which is on the outskirts, to give us a room.
“We are waiting. We have slept all night on the street and at seven in the morning they told us that yes, we could approach.
“We are in a lobby a lot of people of different nationalities, waiting to see if we can get a room, but we have all slept on the street,” Marca quoted a Spanish national, Irene Seixas.