Owned by Jasper Conran this spectacular restored riad combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with pieces of antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art from his collection.
L’Hôtel Marrakech is a privately-owned riad set in the heart of the city’s medina, ideally situated near the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square, the bustling Souk and the 12th Century Koutoubia Mosque.
Originally the central part of a Caidal palace, this historic 19th century riad comprises five spacious suites surrounding a wide courtyard and swimming pool.
Its restoration was executed using local craftsmen and traditional materials to create an atmosphere of timeless relaxed grandeur. Flowing white voile curtains flow on the terraces, while simple whitewashed walls, high zouak ceilings, and warm, restful colours create a relaxing feeling of charm and serenity.
Upon entering the hotel, guests find themselves in a serene courtyard garden, planted with banana, orange and lemon trees. Roses, jasmine and honeysuckle perfume the air, with soothing water trickling from the central fountain surrounded by zelige tilework.
The garden is also home to one of the few swimming pools in the medina. The heated 10m pool can be enjoyed from morning to nightfall, when glowing lanterns envelop the riad in a magical atomosphere.
The roof terrace provides the perfect place to relax and unwind, with its stunning views of the Atlas mountains and the Marrakech skyline. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea under the pergola, or cocktails amongst the orange blossom and fig trees, a wilderness of honeysuckle, bougainvillaea jasmine and scented roses.
In the evenings, dinner can be enjoyed in the dining room where, on cooler nights, the curtains are drawn and a fire is lit whilst traditional Moroccan food is served. On warmer evenings large glass doors open out onto the courtyard garden allowing the gentle sound of the water fountain and the scents of the garden to flow through rooms.