Many things in life will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... Designed placing a strong emphasis on the four elements - air, water, fire, and earth - Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is a mesmerizing place that captures all your senses, filling you with so much joy of living and emotion that you never want to leave.
I, never even wanted to leave my “room” except to take an early morning walk to enjoy its stunning environment, eager as I was to soak it all up.
Nestled in 20 hectares of olive groves and lush gardens dotted with pools and waterworks, palms trees that mingle with bamboo, and filled with the scent of a myriad of different flowers including roses, jasmine, rose geranium, and night-blooming Cestrum, Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is a celebration of nature, fuelled by enthusiasm for a sustainable approach to hospitality.
The beauty of nature is recreated on the plate, as many of the vegetables come straight from the hotel’s 100% organic kitchen garden. The garden also boasts a fine selection of herbs, which give the dishes and
desserts exotic flavors and aromas. One can enjoy a variety of dining options: at Shirvan Café Metisse, Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal brings together the aromas of the Orient, Europe, and Asia with the scents of the nearby Medina, in the spirit of what he calls “tradinnovation” to describe his culinary concept that blends ancient tradition with innovation.
Ling Ling is the experience signed by Hakkasan, a restaurant and bar concept that is very popular among connoisseurs and fine palates. Guests can enjoy signature Cantonese dishes and world-class cocktails in an eclectic and musical atmosphere. The Pool Garden serves a selection of Mediterranean and internationally-inspired dishes including healthy light bites, seafood, and meat dishes in a relaxed, poolside setting. Everywhere, your dining experience is made more incredible by nature's backdrop and the stunning views that surround you.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is also the perfect base from which to explore the nearby villages, the Agafay desert, and the plethora of sights in Marrakech, and a magical retreat to dream, unwind, and rebalance the body, mind, and spirit.
The 20,000-square feet Spa is a holistic oasis featuring separate male and female marble hammams, six spa suites, a pool, a yoga studio, and fitness center, and offers a plethora of signature wellness and detox treatments. Golf lovers will have top-notch courses at their fingertips, namely, Royal Golf, Golf Al Maaden, and Golf Amelkis.
Rustic yet sophisticated, luxurious in an unpretentious manner, the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech embodies a new trend of Moroccan luxury hospitality inspired by its rich heritage of the Berbers - the descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa - and influenced by Arab-Andalucian design.
The décor creates serenity and harmony thanks to a subtle mix of precious woods and beige-brown colors. All accommodations are generously-sized. The villas are nothing short of astonishing, they come with a private heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, and the service of a personal butler.
Last but not least, there are a variety of leisurely activities provided by the hotel including personal training, bike rides, jogging excursions, and a kids club (Kasbah) where children can have fun and simultaneously get skillful lessons in weaving, calligraphy, and cooking classes with a private chef. One of the most exciting parts for the little guests is the opportunity to observe and interact with different animals at the hotel’s farm that is home to goats, chickens, turkeys, cats, birds, and even a donkey.
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