Marrakech, timeless elegance
Mysterious, alluring, perfumed … never before has the “Pearl of the South” by Yves Saint Laurent and Winston Chruchill embodies glamor and sophistication. As long as you know how to approach her
Built by order of King Mohammed VI in order to represent the trait d’union between tradition and the future of Morocco, Royal Mansour is not just a hotel, but the meeting of the highest quality in design with a service worthy of a royal palace.
Just out of the plane a representative of the hotel is careful to escort the guest into a VIP lounge, where it is effettutato passport control, while the luggage is collected by a porteur and placed on the Range Rover with a chauffeur who will take you inside the most elegant palaces, where you do not find rooms, but riad (private residences) on three or four floors starting from 140 square meters up to 2000 Riad d ‘Honneur, and where the three restaurants are entrusted to the direction of pluristellato Yannik i train.
With a great budget (never revealed) and good taste not to be outdone, the Sovereign has erected with the help of the best craftsmen in the country and the most precious materials, a real oasis without equal in the world …
Each of the 53 riad is served by an average of seven including butlers, housekeepers and waitresses who deal with every need and request with extreme efficiency and discretion, thanks to a system of underground tunnels leading to the guest residences, ensuring absolute privacy and tranquility .
This combination, so difficult to obtain, elegant opulence and absolute discretion is all that the clients of Royal Mansour (heads of state, royalty, aristocracy, and jet set) want and that is willing to pay any price.
INSIDER TIP: Have dinner at least once, on the terrace of his riad with views of Koutoubia Mosque and on the ancient olive trees that adorn the property … the discreet butler service, the view and the scent of jasmine will take you back to Marrakech Talitha and Paul Getty .
The culinary offer in Marrakech could not be more diverse, with a triumph of high quality address; since the two properties of super entrepreneur Nordine Fakir. The Salama, located within the Medina with views of the Jemaa El Fna Square, offers traditional Moroccan food in a location with a colonial flavor. L ‘Avenue, in the fashionable district of Gueliz, the cosmopolitan port city and nonchalant atmosphere homonymous property on Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Here the beautiful Sandra manager welcomes patrons like Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne who go crazy for Italian-French delicacies with a twist of North Africa served in the sumptuous restaurant.
Special mention goes to The anglais, La Mamounia, cured with by star chef Alfonso Iaccarino mastery of the historic hotel Italian restaurant, which serves delicacies of local cuisine accompanied by the fruits that grow in the beautiful hotel garden.
On the “classics” never disappoints the Grand Cafe de la Poste which with its 20s decor transports in the past and delight with its Mediterranean menu with French influences.
INSIDER TIP: Leave at home the rush and enjoy the food as a modern ceremonial dinner in Marrakech is seen as a friendly and joyful moment to be enjoyed in tranquility, without sip time.
Marrakech, and shopping are almost synonyms … but while walking around the souks and haggle for babouches that will remain unused is certainly fun, places for those who are serious are the headquarters of Monsieur Mustapha Blaoui (142/144 Bab Doukkala) for pieces of quality furniture and tastefully Beldi (9/11 rue Mouassine), where Abdelhafid brothers Toufik and create stunning outfits for the most elegant women and more demanding dandy.
The traditional steam bath is an authentic ritual purifying and invigorating, real tradition in Morocco.
The offer in the city is huge, but often disappointing in terms of quality of service and privacy; Hammam de la Rose and Les Bain de Marrakech offer high quality services, but the true champion is once again the “Royal Mansour” with its spa THAT, welfare Cathedral in white Italian marble hammam offers “customized” to meet desires and needs of each client, followed by treatment to say the least high end.
INSIDER TIP: After any treatment enjoy an extra hour to spend on king size beds of relaxation at the Royal Mansour Spa area.
Two the best places to enjoy the night in the red city: Le Comptoir for excellent mixing drinks with high local and international companies and Café Clock, a small jewel in the heart of the Kasbah, where the international art scene meets to talk until deep night.