Category: Morocco

More Moroccan-bound luxury: the Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech

Marrakech is to get a new 204-room hotel which will welcome its first guests in 2011. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech is Rezidor’s third hotel under development in Morocco, following in the footsteps of the Radisson Resorts which will open in Tangier and Saïdia. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech be a unique 5 star city […]

A myriad of options from Raffles Taghazout

A myriad of options from Raffles Taghazout

Traditional Moroccan architectural style and sophisticated contemporary design will merge seamlessly at the new Raffles Taghazout.   The resort,  just 40 minutes from Agadir International Airport,  will reflect the rich culture, heritage and artistry of Morocco as well as the ambience of cultured luxury that distinguishes Raffles hotels and resorts around the globe. Superbly located […]

Honeymoon Moroccan style tt Kasbah Tamadot

Honeymoon Moroccan style tt Kasbah Tamadot

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned collection of award-winning luxury retreats, now has a special ‘Honeymoon’ offer for newlyweds when they book to stay at Kasbah Tamadot – a stunning Moroccan retreat set at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Guests celebrating their honeymoon can truly relax in a luxurious and romantic setting […]

Raffles Resort Marrakech, Morocco

Raffles Resort Marrakech will comprise 150 luxurious rooms and suites, and 36 luxury villas. In addition,  the resort  will offer three exquisite dining options, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and the signature RafflesAmrita Spa. The resort will enjoy an exceptional location, just one kilometre away from the old city of Medina, well-known for its ancient […]

InterContinental Marrakech Resort & Spa

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has announced an agreement with Moroccan developer, Groupe Cadex, to open its very first property in Morocco in the beautiful resort destination of Marrakech.     Somewhat surprisingly, this is not only the first venture into Morocco for the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, but also for parent company InterContinental Hotels […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Africa, according to Tripadvisor

La Villa des Orangers – Marrakech, Morocco Four Seasons Resort Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt Table Bay Hotel Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa Belle Mare Plage Hotel – Belle Mare, Mauritius Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania Le Touessrok – Trou d’eau Douce, Mauritius Cape Grace – Cape Town, […]

Norwegian Jade to remain in Europe

Norwegian Jade to remain in Europe

For the first time in more than 40 years, Norwegian Cruise Line  is going to deploy one of its ships in Europe for the whole year round. The 2,400-passenger Norwegian Jade will remain in Europe until the spring of 2010 – a change from the original plans to sail back to the US  in November […]

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Terry Knealing has dropped me a note to draw my attention to his top 10 choices for small luxury hotels worldwide over at LifeOnTop.com.   For the purposes of his list, small hotels are defined  as ones that  have less than 125 guest rooms and suites (so not necessarily all that small!) Here goes: Oberoi […]

Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

A new travel club is poised to cause quite a fuss among luxury travel goers – GoldSmith. The brainchild of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, purveyor of the much-loved guide books and website, this exclusive invitation-only level of Smith membership is a brand-new booking and concierge service that customises and coordinates its clients’ entire trip. From […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find your Tuscan soul with Toscana Mia tours A taste of Italy in Baltimore from Sabatino’s Experience Morocco in London: Mamounia Lounge Greece’s new launching K2 Smart Jets

Suite of the week: Ifri Suite at Kasbah de Toubkal, Imlil, Morocco

Suite of the week: Ifri Suite at Kasbah de Toubkal, Imlil, Morocco

Suite name: Ifri Suite Resort: Kasbah du Toubkal, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco Size of accommodation: 110 sq m Cost per night: 420 euros What makes it special? The 12m glass wall in the lounge with views of Jbel Toubkal the largest mountain in North Africa.                     […]

Launch of Royal Resort Cap Malabata, Morocco

Launch of Royal Resort Cap Malabata, Morocco

The $600 million Royal Resort Cap Malabata, in Tangiers, Morocco, is being officially launched today. The   resort is a mixed-use tourism, commercial and residential destination on the Mediterranean coast and the Atlantic Ocean.  It is one of the two distinctive but complementary elements of the $1.4 billion ‘Gateway to Morocco’ project. The second is […]

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

New Royal Tulip brand from Golden Tulip Hospitality

According to news just in, Golden Tulip Hospitality are introducing a new luxury brand.   The Royal Tulip, as it will be known, will be a five-star brand and be first introduced to Amsterdam, Berlin, Casablanca, Mirbat and Dallas TX.   Golden Tulip Hotels and Golden Tulip Resorts will continue to cater for the four […]

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge by La Compagnie des Comptoirs, 10 kilometres outside of Marrakech in Morocco, is a new restaurant from the Pourcel brothers of Le Jardin des Sens (in Montpellier, France) fame.  In addition to the  food and the restaurant’s party and club atmosphere is an 80m x 40m swimming pool, surrounded by sand  to […]

Top 10 summer resorts

Top 10 summer resorts

The excellent Luxist blog has run a feature entitled “Top Ten Summer Resorts” in preparation for the forthcoming summer and have given us their pick of the best: 1. Soneva Gili, Maldives 2. North Island, Seychelles 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco 5. Ashford Castle, Ireland 6. King Pacific Lodge, […]

Kasbah Tamadot

Kasbah Tamadot

Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson has created a wonderful retreat in the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas mountains.   Kasbah Tamadot is the newest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio, emerging as a divine hideaway where the spirit and charm of traditional Moroccan design is beautifully infused with contemporary elements, creating an ambience of luxurious serenity […]