Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
With the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop and a series of serene ponds as a centrepiece, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech lies nestled in 20 hectares of olive groves and landscaped gardens, beautifully scented with jasmine, night-blooming cestrum and over 100,000 fragrant roses. Only 10 minutes from the city’s famous Medina, this elegant, contemporary resort feels a world away in terms of serenity, with just 54 luxurious villas and 9 spacious suites, a world-class spa and excellent dining overseen by celebrated local chef Meryem Cherkaoui and Ling Ling by Hakkasan Group.
Ms Marie-Elise Lallemand, Resort Manager
Phone: +212 524 29 88 09
Oriental Pool Villa
Square footage: 1,388
Nightly rate: $1,850
Designed around a stunning central courtyard, these magnificent two-bed villas are the most spacious accommodations at the hotel, offering the ultimate blend of Moroccan style and discreet luxury. Offering a contemporary take on a traditional Moroccan riad in which the outside space is as important as the inside, the accommodation is spread over a spacious ground floor. A stunning pool and jacuzzi take centre stage, around which lie lanterns, an open fireplace and various sitting, sunbathing and eating areas. In addition, an external kitchen and dining area features a table for al fresco entertaining, whilst a curtained alcove festooned with embroidered white cushions is the perfect place to escape the sun.
Lying at the heart of the villa, a sumptuous master bedroom combines a rustic, yet sophisticated décor with glass doors opening straight out onto the Jacuzzi and the latest in modern technology such as discreetly hidden televisions and a lighting control pad. To one side lies a comfortable living area with a working desk and sofa, whilst to the other, a huge light-filled bathroom features a circular bath, a powerful walk-in steam shower, vanity areas and a large walk-in closet. A second bedroom with ensuite bathroom lies to the other side of the courtyard, offering the perfect accommodation for families.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
Spread over 1,800 metres squared, the spa has six treatment rooms, including two suites, all with private gardens where guests can relax, and some with vitality baths, outside treatment areas and one dedicated Thai treatment suite. In addition, two luxurious Moroccan hammams, a hairdresser and a beauty salon featuring both manicure and pedicure stations.
Contact: Ms Malika Rojhani, Director of Spa & Wellness
Phone: +212 524 29 88 94
Signature treatments: Therapeutic Argan
Ling Ling by Hakkasan
Ling Ling provides a creative twist to the renowned Hakkasan DNA, resulting in an experience that encompasses cocktails, dining and dancing in no particular order.
Taking the unique culinary heritage of Morocco and updating it with an exciting contemporary twist, Mes’Lalla is the vision of celebrated local chef Meryem Cherkaoui.
Contact Mr Abdelaziz Belkaziz – Director of Food & Beverage
Phone: +212 524 298 860
Royal Golf is a legendary 27-hole course with years of history. It is open throughout the year, hosting players from all over the world.
Phone: +212 5 24 29 88 88
Condé Nast Traveller: the Hot List 2016 – listed amongst the best new hotels in 2016
Expedia: Wedding Planner’s Guide to Wedding Venues – Mark Niemierko listed Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech as one of the top wedding venues in the world
Country & Town House: The top 10 most glamorous hotel launches, 2016 included the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech among the top 10 most glamorous new hotels in 2016
IT List 2016: The best new hotels on the planet
Awarded one of the best hotels for Romance About.com Travel, Best New Hotels for Romance, 2016
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech awarded best luxury spa in Morocco at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2016
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
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