Marrakech’s legendary hotel reopens after major restoration.
La Mamounia is one of Marrakech’s most legendary hotels that was recently restored to the tune of US176 million under the watchful eye of acclaimed designer Jacques Garcia. Located close to the Souk and Madina with views of Koutoubia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains, La Mamounia is as Winston Churchill said in 1943 to Franklin D. Roosevelt; “the most lovely spot in the whole world”. It’s also the hotel that Carrie Bradshaw and her girlfriends stay in during Sex & the City 2 when they holidayed in Abu Dhabi (the move was actually filmed in Marrakesh.)
The opening party for La Mamounia was, as you can expect, filled with celebrities, movie stars and lots of very famous people from Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Adrien Brody (who played piano for guests), to Juliette Binoche, Dree Hemingway, Paloma Piccaso, Jose Carreras, Matthew Williamson and Salma Hayek.
The hotel retains its classical Moorish design and has touches of art deco influences set within a 200 year-old royal garden which was a wedding gift to Prince Moulay Mamoun by his father King Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah in the 18th century.
There are 209 rooms and 71 suites, two Michelin star restaurants – Le Francais and L’Italien – and three amazing bars to lounge stylishly in while you soak in the atmosphere before dinner. Check out Le Bar Marocain located on the rooftop which amazing views of the Atlas Mountains.
Facilities here are as you can imagine too are totally top-notch. There’s an amazing pool decorated with fish-scale tiles and flanked by palm trees. For those who love to spa, you’ve come to the right place. The marble and mosaic spa is decorated with ornate ceilings, arched columns and bold art deco lamps.
The spa even has its own signature products of black soap, Argan oil, rose water and organe blossom water and offers all Shiseido products for your treatments which you can choose to have from three hammams, nine treatment rooms and six outdoor massage cabins.
This is the place to pack your kaftans, Cavallis and Jimmy Choos to fit in with the jet-setters and celebrities holidaying at La Mamounia.
Classic room from 6000MAD/ HK$5706
Deluxe rooms from 7000 MAD/ HK$6657
Suits from 9000 MAD to 50,000 MAD/ HK$8558 – HK$47,600
- Avnue Bab Jdid, 40 040 Marrakech, Morocco.
- Tel: 212-5 2438 8600