Marrakech is home to very few privately-owned hotel properties, and Le Royal Mansour is sure to become the very elite.
The new resort will feature 78 bedrooms spread across 53 individual riads; traditional Moroccan dwellings with interior gardens.
The riads come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 425 square metres to an elaborate 6,560 square metres. Each room is individually styled and decorated with silks, brocades, antique furniture and ornate tiles.
Private courtyards come complete with bar, living area and in some cases, a dining room.
The first-floor has wonderful views over the private courtyard, while from the sunbeds and pool of the roof terraces Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains can be seen.
The eight-acre property will also include a traditional 2,500 square metre Moroccan spa and three restaurants.
The hotel is built into the historic wall of Marrakech and features a dizzying array of stunning fountains and water displays.
Set to become the Executive Chef at the hotel is the acclaimed Yannick Alléno currently working at Le Meurice in Paris. He is the winner of three Michelin stars.
Rooms are believed to cost between €1,500 and €20,000 per night depending on the desired riad.
The development of the hotel is part of Morocco’s Vision 2010; a plan by the King to get 10 million visitors to Morocco during 2010. The soft opening of the resort will take place on September 1.