The splendour of this hotel extends beyond an overnight stay albeit super luxurious – it’s a tradition-infused city in itself.
It has been cited that Marrakech is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. The spectacle that enfolds with its architecture; the rich, spiced aroma from the bustling souks; and the affability of Marrakshis all play a part to bring the imperial city to life. These unique traits are celebrated without reservation by the local travel industry, and perhaps nowhere is the whole exotic narrative more captivating than at the majestic Royal Mansour.
The Most Authentic Experience in Paradise à La The Royal Mansour Marrakech in Morocco
The splendour of this hotel extends beyond an overnight stay albeit super luxurious – it’s a tradition-infused city in itself. Royal Mansour’s five-hectare estate is built in the vein of classical Moorish structural design, epitomised by archetypical zellige tiles used to embellish the pillars, glossy-finish tadelakt plaster covering the walls, and wrought iron lamps set against formidable wooden doors, which imbue the property with unmistakable modern luxury.
A traditional design aesthetic continues to reign supreme through the property’s endless array of colour combinations, from the hallways to the salons. The variegated palette is met with a 550-strong painting collection adorning the walls, a testament to the hotel’s commitment in support of local artists. These contemporary artworks weave an impressive scene, sweeping guests further into enchantment, at least until the Royal Mansour’s 53 intimate riads come into view.
Intended to replicate the Moroccan art of living, landscape architect Luis Vallejo created a garden from the maze of pathways that lead to the riads. Tailored to grant its guests the most extravagant experience, the riads are the guests’ own private domain. Within the grounds of Royal Mansour, there’s the blooming courtyard–which makes for a marvellous view from the bedrooms and bathrooms–and a private roof terrace with a swimming pool, the perfect spot for a night of romantic stargazing.
Despite its old-fashioned persona, Royal Mansour puts forth state-of-the-art conveniences that let its guests enjoy the best of both worlds. The touchscreen-controlled retractable glass roof that’s designed to shield the courtyard terrace at the first drops of rain and the smart air-conditioning system are just starters. Speaking of the best of both worlds, this charming estate is not deprived of top-notch dining options such as the fusion-themed restaurant La Grande Table Française.
Here, Parisian chef Yannick Alléno re-envisions classic French dishes with Moroccan sensibilities, where he constantly refreshes and revamps his carte du jour. Alléno, in realising his ambitious gastronomic outlook, avails himself of the finest Moroccan produce–a constant that’s also employed at the original Moroccan restaurant La Grande Table Marocaine, casual eatery La Table as well as at Le Jardin, where the chef has fashioned 60 new recipes to celebrate the great cuisines of the world.
What’s a journey to Morocco without experiencing its bathing rituals? At The Spa Royal Mansour, guests are lavished with an infinite selection of rejuvenating body-and-soul therapies from massages and facial treatments to hydrotherapy and body wraps. For self-pampering sessions that go beyond the spa, there is a hair salon with mani/pedi space, where guests can head to after an invigorating cup of mint herbal tea or glass of fruit juice at La Table du Spa. A perfect way to start or end the day here at the Royal Mansour.