Royal luxury in Morocco

It is no wonder that King Mohammed VI’s first hotel took over 1,000 craftsmen and artisans 3 years to complete the project and has already been voted one of the best hotels in the world in 2011. Since it opened in 2010, the hotel has established an exclusive clientele including royals, celebrities and politicians. Within walking distance of the famous Djemaa el-Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque, the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech has left no expense spared in setting a new standard for luxury hotels around the world. Settled within 8.7 acres of luxurious gardens, the hotel design represents the classic forms of the traditional Moroccan medina with the restaurants, spa and function rooms elegantly arranged around the main reception building. With a 24 hour butler service in each one of the 53 private riads, Michelin star dining and the world’s first Chanel treatment room, the Royal Mansour guarantees a unique and luxurious stay.

Built within the old city’s walls, the hotel has been meticulously designed with attention to every detail from the Brazilian imported marble to the Moroccan chandelier that took craftsmen six months to construct. The hotel is laid out as an authentic Morrocan city with each Riad set within the landscape of small narrow winding streets representing the colourful old city of Marrakesh. The impeccable service and attentiveness comes from a 500-staff team, with the use of a comprehensive underground network that serves the whole site. Each of the Riads is individually designed with the use of the best silk, brocade, marbles, and antiques. For those looking for ultimate luxury, the largest Riad is 1,800 square metres and has two private pools, a cinema, gym and kitchen with personal butler.

Whether you are a guest of the hotel or a day-visitor, a visit to the Royal Mansour spa and wellness centre is an absolute must. The beautifully designed spa is an oasis of calm and tranquillity, surrounded by landscaped gardens of paved walkways, water fountains and aromatic lemon and olive trees. The spa houses its very own traditional Morrocan Hammam, spa boutique, hair salon, barbers, nail bar, specialist hair treatment room, dedicated Chanel treatment room and private spa suits with outdoor terraces and roof-top plunge pools. The spa has a full international spa menu using a wide variety of beauty brands including Morocco’s very own marocMaroc.

Whether you relax in the beautiful indoor pool enjoying the picturesque views through the glass walls, have a yoga class in a private studio or want to enjoy a couples treatment in one of the individually designed multi-room treatment suites, you are guaranteed to have a luxurious and relaxing day.

Hammam in Morocco is an essential facet of traditional Moroccan life and the Royal Mansour hammam experience is like no other. Let the world drift away at the hotel’s elaborate and authentic Moroccan hammam, which will your skin feeling smooth, your mind feeling peaceful and your body re-energized. Set in a beautiful high vaulted marble room, the treatment combines a variety of exfoliating, massage and moisturising treatments across three different rooms with varying temperatures (hot, warm and cold). The treatment includes the use of Eucalyptus black soap, marocMaroc exfoliating Miel d’Ambre body paste, Grain de Lumière face paste and an Amande au Lait mask.

And when you’re fully rejuvenated, dining at one of the hotel’s three restaurants is not to be missed. All restaurants are under the consultancy of Yannick Alléno, Michelin three-star chef from Paris, offering everything from French fine dining cuisine to traditional Moroccan cuisine.

The Royal Mansour experience is an elegant way to experience Morocco’s culture, arts and traditions, while its exquisite dining and relaxing spa will leave you planning your next trip back in no time.

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