The Royal Mansour is the result of pure inspiration: a dream made real, and a spectacular recreation of a beautiful way of life. The very soul of Morocco is reflected in the fulfilment of this vision, one that is faithful to architectural tradition, and honours both heritage crafts and contemporary artistic talent. Yet its most memorable aspect is its sense of welcome – that’s where the real magic happens. Guests come away surprised and happy, charged with all the emotions of an exceptional experience. Is this a palace? Is it an ancient medi- na? Walking down winding passageways, wandering among leafy courtyards, and tarrying in the gardens, you’ll find peace and pleasure. Welcome to Royal Mansour’s five-hectare estate, a haven of luxury and privacy in the heart of Marrakech. Chiselled bronze, cedarwood, intricately carved horseshoe arches… This mighty portal can rival the grandest of the imperial cities. Yet, at the Royal Mansour, there are no copies. Everything you see represents the original creativity of a living tradition.
Rather than corridors, the Royal Mansour’s 53 riads are connected by pathways within a private medina, where shrubs and flowers border the alleyways, and gardens bloom in inner courtyards. The landscape architect, Luis Vallejo, wanted to create a sophisticated tribute to the art of living, Moroccan-style.
Guests’ riads are their own private domain, each accessed directly from one of the medina’s many walkways. On the day of arrival, a butler will accompany you to your door – an austere portal with a magical world behind it. Across the hallway is an interior courtyard and, off that, a sitting room, bar and, in bigger riads, dining room. On the first floor, the bedrooms and bathrooms open onto a gallery looking down into the courtyard. Then there’s your private roof terrace, with plunge pool, fireplace, and a tented space for private hammam treatments.
The crown jewel of Royal Mansour is the three-story 2500 sqm Spa resembling an elaborate white birdcage bathed in natural light. After a traditional hammam or dip in the indoor pool situated under vaulted glass ceilings, unwind in one of the private spa suites or in the white rose-filled relaxation room.
Cuisine at Royal Mansour is led by 3 Michelin starred Yannick Alléno who creates delectable cuisine across three of the hotel’s four restaurants, from the all day dining restaurant La Table to the sophisticated La Grande Table Marocaine which serves exquisite Moroccan flavours in its sumptuous setting and to poolside open-air restaurant Le Jardin whose menu includes light grilled dishes and sublime sushi. Sesamo is a new heart for the hotel opened at the end of last year – a wonderful Italian restaurant being headed up by Massimiliano Alajmo – the youngest chef in the world to have received three Michelin stars.
Category: 5 Stars Hotel
Address: Rue Abou El Abbas Sebti, 40 000, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone: +212 (0) 529 80 80 80
Photos: Courtesy of Royal Mansour Marrakech Hotel | Photo Credit: Isaac Ichou
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