This charming retreat is owned by Jasper Conran. L’Hôtel Marrakech combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with pieces of Jasper’s antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art – some of which were acquired from the personal collections of Bill Willis and Yves Saint Laurent.
L’Hôtel Marrakech is available for private hire. Intimate dinners and parties can also be catered for. The riad is the perfect retreat for a group of friends, family or a honeymoon. The riad is the ideal place if you wish to enjoy a large private home without the responsibilities of ownership. Whether reading in the shade by the pool, soaking up the sun on the roof terrace enjoying the array of fine food on offer or venturing into the city and its souks, everyone can enjoy something different.
On entering the hotel you will find yourself in the courtyard garden, planted with banana, orange and lemon trees, welcomed by the soothing sound of water from the central fountain surrounded by zelige tilework. Birds sing, perfumed roses and jasmine proliferate whilst bougainvillea and honeysuckle cascade down the whitewashed walls.
The garden is also home to one of the few swimming pools of the Medina. Enjoy a calm relaxing swim in the eight metre pool (heated in the cooler months). A pleasure that can be enjoyed from early morning to the approach of nightfall as glowing lanterns and candles are lit, enveloping the riad in a magical atmosphere.
Planted with orange, fig and olive trees, jasmine, bougainvillea, honeysuckle and geranium the roof terrace is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Here breakfast and lunch is served under a curtained pergola. Elsewhere on the terrace, tables are set out, one can enjoy afternoon tea, coffee and drinks. Sun loungers are arranged on a tiled raised terrace so that guests can enjoy the warmth of the Moroccan sun.
Guests of the hotel can enjoy the benefits of the ancient art of the Hammam, the earliest found in Morocco dates from the 8th century. The technique has barely changed since then. Unwind and relax as one is enveloped in the warmth of the green tadelakt room. Black soap made from olive oil is then applied to the skin and scrubbed with a traditional kessa glove before being doused in warm water. A massage may then also be enjoyed.