The Kaleidoscope of Marrakech
Red Hot Adventure
Known as The Red City due to its fiery colours, Marrakech is a catalogue of breathtaking mosques, minarets, medina palaces, rolling gardens and bustling souqs.
Located under the snow-capped Atlas mountains, this busy market town shakes-up the senses. Aromatic, evocative, and full of life, Marrakech is bursting at the seams as one of the most enchanting cities in the world, with the capacity to create the most memorable experiences.
Tread the cobbled streets that wind along the cities pink walls and uncover a magical, contemporary world that thrives within, with refurbished Riads, elegant fine-dining, acclaimed design boutiques and an annual Biennale that showcases contemporary art and highlights contemporary issues. In a world of its own – Marrakesh is an adventure as red-hot as the city’s searing tones.
Riad El Fenn
There are few words that can describe the full-on magic of Riad El Fenn. This beautifully restored boutique Riad (a former palace) – is an award winning hotel that attracts celebrities from across the globe.
A Vogue-featured treasure trove of distraction, El Fenn features; individually designed rooms, an art collection, a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy dinner with views of the swimming pool and Kotoubia Mosque, a Hammam and one-of-a-kind boutique concept store which doubles-up as a restaurant and bar.
Prepare for a blend of vintage-style clothes and jewellery alongside soft furnishings, home accessories, coffee table books, perfumes, Fez pottery and more. Chef Ahmad Elhardoum’s inventive modern Moroccan menu is a welcome break from the irresistible urge to buy everything. Boutique chic extrême.
Hammam & Spa at The Royal Mansour
If there is a place to indulge in the delights of the Hammam – it’s in Morocco. With a Hammam located in every neighbourhood, there are strict rules often excluding tourists. However, for a fully immersive, pampering experience of this age-old cleansing ritual, The Royal Mansour offers an excellent list of treatments over three fairytale-style floors.
Two Hammams, a Watsu bathing area, a hair salon and heavenly relaxation area flooded with natural light are irresistible distractions from the busy world outside . A day pass also grants you access to the stunning indoor pool and an extensive choice of health, beauty and water treatments delivered by a sensational army of staff.
A tea lounge provides a perfect excuse to extend your stay in this tranquil oasis of uncompromising bliss.
Nyora Nemiche; the Alegrian born fashion designer of bijoux boutique Norya Ayron weaves a contemporary twist on traditional kaftans and abayas robes, that perfectly illustrate the modern side of Marrakech design today.
Inspired designs that blend the best of French and Moroccan cultures, all Nyora Nemiche’s pieces are limited editions. Elegant and unconditionally feminine, it’s no surprise that her flattering silhouettes, embellished with flamboyantly printed silks have caught the attention of Hollywood A-listers. Irresistible suede and leather bags, chic clutches and beaded necklaces complete the collection.
Meeting Nyora makes a trip here a special shopping experience, as does the knowledge that her designs are crafted by an all-female workforce drawn from the medina itself. Norya Ayron is located in Le Jardin restaurant, providing yet another opportunity to combine two unbeatable pastimes.
ART & DESIGN
ART & DESIGN
The Beldi Country Club
You won’t find The Beldi Country Club in the Marrakech guide books, which is just another little reason to love it a lot more. A huge pastoral complex of 15 hectares, this feels a lot like a traditional Moroccan village in contemporary focus.
A short 10 minutes ride from Marrakech, you’ll find another world; a hotel set in stunning gardens; 4 restaurants offering a mix of Moroccan & French cuisine; a luxurious spa that hits-high on luxe; a feast of activities and workshops to keep you busy and – the jewel in the Beldi crown – the amazing Souk.
The Souk stocks a gorgeous collection of contemporary Berber rugs and cushions, Beldi pottery, hand-embroidered linens and glassware.
You don’t need to be a hotel guest to enjoy this oasis, a single use pass allows you to spend the day enjoying all the amenities. If you’ve ever avoided being in the club, you’ll change your mind here!