Mandarin Oriental Marrakech Set to Open in June

By Paul Joseph

Luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental is preparing to open its latest property in Marrakech later this year.

Set to open its doors this June, the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is nestled among 20 hectares of pristine landscaped gardens dotted with the scent of exotic flowers, hanging fruit and olive trees.

Situated just a short drive to the city’s bustling medina, the new resort hotel offers a tranquil setting away from Marrakech’s main bustle but within easy reach of its most popular attractions.

The hotel’s interiors are the work of French design duo, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, who have combined Berber and Spanish Arabic patterns with contemporary stylings.

Each of the 54 lavish villas has its own private garden and swimming pool, while nine spacious suites come with terraces with stunning views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Other notable amenities include five restaurants and bars, each boasting Moroccan arts and crafts themes, and a fully equipped spa offering treatments inspired by Moroccan culture.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group was formed in 1985 as part of a merger between two luxury Asian Hotels: The Mandarin in Hong Kong and The Oriental in Bangkok.

By Paul Joseph