Smell the spices in the labyrinths of souks, taste gloriously flavorsome tagines while sipping a mint tea, these are just some of the delights to entice you to the charismatic city of Marrakech.
The Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is a new and even greater delight and has now joined the luxury hotel scene in this exotic city. Lying in 20 hectares of fragrant gardens and gnarly olive groves, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is a five-star luxury resort only minutes from the city center.
Inspired by Berber and Moorish influences the 54 luxurious villas and 9 spacious suites make this hotel almost boutique in size and certainly exclusive. Each villa features its very own secluded wall garden, swimming pool, hot tub, and an extensive area for sunbathing and shaded alfresco dining. The nine suites come with their own rooftop plunge pool and boast stunning views of the gardens and countryside. Architect Pascal Desprez worked alongside renowned French architects Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier to develop a rustic yet sophisticated finish. The final look is elegant yet stylish with obvious Berber and Andalusian-Arabic influences.
The hotel also plays host to a number of restaurants and bars. The Mes’Lalla restaurant serves traditional Moroccan cuisine with a contemporary twist under the leadership of renowned Chef Meryem Cherkaoui. Le Salon Berbère boasts stunning views over both the resort’s blue and green pools and the Atlas Mountains, serving traditional Moroccan as well as international breakfast, drinks, and light bites throughout the day.
Guests can also indulge at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a unique experience featuring spa suites with private terraces and gardens designed for outdoor treatments. The spa includes two luxurious hammams, an indoor heated pool, a fitness center, and a yoga studio.
Combining the art of oriental hospitality with the warm welcome for which Morocco is renowned, Mark S. Bradford, the General Manager, believes that the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is set to become the region’s most sought after and exclusive resort.
Bathe to the calls for prayer from the minarets and the scent of jasmine and night-blooming cestrumand. This city will enchant you if you let it, and the Mandarin Oriental is the perfect escape. A peaceful and serene paradise under the warmth of the Moroccan sun.
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