Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech marks the debut of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Africa. A modern and elegant resort nestled in the heart of 20 hectares
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech marks the debut of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Africa. A modern and elegant resort nestled in the heart of 20 hectares of olive groves and gardens featuring 100,000 fragrant roses, the property celebrates the rich Moroccan heritage through subtle Berber references.
The resort redefines luxury hospitality in the Red City by way of accommodation made up solely of private villas and suites set in lush greenery. A new dining experience comes through four restaurants and bars.The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech offers the renowned signature treatments that have made the group’s international reputation, as well as treatments inspired by Moroccan traditions.
The luxury experience is completed by the group’s unparalleled service, allied to the best traditions and hospitality of the Moroccan Kingdom.
VILLAS & SUITES
With accommodation made up exclusively of villas and suites, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech promises a new luxury experience, combining comfort and space, in total privacy. Each villa is built in the Moroccan style around a private pool in a lush garden with fig, apricot and other fruit trees. The interior decor is a tribute to the fascinating culture and Berber tradition as depicted by traditional tadelakt motifs, mouth-blown vases and handwoven wool rugs.
Overlooking the resort, the nine suites offer spectacular views over the garden, with its 100,000 roses and centuries-old olive trees. In the distance, the Atlas Mountains form a romantic and soothing setting to contemplate from the terrace.
For travellers looking to totally switch off, the Infinity Pool Suite, adjacent to the Spa, promises a rejuvenating experience for body and mind, with its 18-metre long heated pool a particular draw.
Rustic yet sophisticated, the design of Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech was undertaken by the French duo Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier. With its Berber and Andalusian-Arabic influences, the feel is of relaxed luxury for the cosmopolitan traveller. Interior and exterior spaces co-exist and the focus is on essential materials rather than ostentatious affectations, with a particular emphasis placed on light.
THE GARDEN AND THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is set amid lush, lavish gardens surrounded by a walkway that allows guests to fully appreciate their charms. An avenue lined with palm trees provides a spectacular entrance, referencing the traditional Moroccan palm groves, while small mounds recall the dunes of the South Moroccan desert. Scattered among the palm trees, pink bougainvillea are cut into Japanese shapes in a nod to the group's Asian origins.
No less than 100,000 different coloured roses of 30 different varieties adorn the garden, and each villa has a rose colour of its own. The gardens are home to orange trees, almond trees and many fragrant plants such as jasmine, rose geranium and night-blooming cestrum, so named because at night, its perfume is particularly pronounced, and can be recognised from up to 20 metres away. At nightfall, illuminated by countless candles and lanterns scattered throughout the property, the gardens hold a particular magic as the flowers and plants release their essences.
The garden’s centuries-old olive trees (some of which are up to 500 years old) are now yielding a promising crops for olive oil. Cactus and prickly pear, traditionally used as natural fences in mountain villages, also dot the area, and their fruits can be enjoyed in ice-cream in the restaurant, while the oil is incorporated into traditional rituals at The Spa.
Meetings and Events
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech offers 500 square-meters of meeting space including a total of three versatile function rooms: one plenary and two breakout rooms, and a beautiful terrace overlooking the resort’s gardens.
The existing indoor areas of the resort can be configured to accommodate all types of private events, while the gardens can host up to 1,000 guests. The excellent catering service combined with the enchanting evening lighting creates a magical ambience, as seen at the Dior party organised for the Marrakech Film Festival in December 2014.
Nestled at the heart of the resort’s farm and the chef’s vegetable gardens, it is the perfect spot to introduce the little ones to the various aspects of nature. We propose diversified activities such as cooking classes at the farm with the chef, playing with animals or gardening at the chef’s vegetable gardens.
The Kid’s Kasbah aims to stimulate the children’s awakening and blossoming through creative and artistic activities, in a joyful and playful atmosphere.
The architecture of the Kid’s club was inspired by the Kasbah, an iconic monument of the Moroccan culture that served for fortification purposes for each city.
The children will enjoy discovering -while playing- the Moroccan heritage and the local traditions through diverse cultural workshops as Berber carpet weaving or Arabic calligraphy.
The kid’s Kasbah exceeds a simple club by its unique concept that enables to develop the kids’ creativity and liaise them with the four elements throughout their senses.
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
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