GOLD LIST 2019 – CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER UK
“When Jasper Conran realised a lifelong dream to open his diminutive hotel in Marrakech, it heralded a new chapter in a city long beloved by designers. Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Willis and Madison Cox have all made their mark here over the years, but L’Hôtel brings a new dimension, one that reflects the contemporary medina scene. Playful, Alice-down-the-rabbit-hole moments catapult you on arrival, from a dark and brooding hallway into a garden that unfurls around a turquoise pool, scented by figs. The interior meanwhile, is as pared-back and calming as a Scandinavian cabin. Conran’s personal collection of antiques and curios is artfully gathered together as if this were always their rightful home, curated across the five bedrooms, a grand salon in a hundred shades of yellow and a cedar-wood bar flanked by candy-cane striped armchairs. Venetian glass mirrors glint like diamonds from a tadelakt wall the colour of jade, alongside a portrait of Hindu maharajas; exquisite Syrian chests are inlaid with mother-of-pearl; four-poster beds are draped in snowy voile and scattered with rose petals. Service is attentive yet discreet – there are no rules – but guests should definitely don their prettiest outfits when dressing for supper. Bouchra, the household’s jolly resident matriarch, is a phenomenal cook and her jewel-like salads and fragrant chicken, prune and almond tagine will have you pestering her for recipes. Sleep late, wallow in an orange-blossom bath, come down for breakfast at noon. This is a much-loved city residence that avoids the usual clichés.” – Condé Nast Traveller UK
Paper City Magazine
“It is tempting to dive recklessly into Morocco’s sultry beauty, allowing the multitude of sights, sounds, and smells to melding. But within the walls of L’Hôtel Marrakech, every detail — from color to fragrance to works of art — plays a distinct and resoundingly beautiful note.
The master composer of this symphony is, of course, Jasper Conran, whose first hotel project bears his impeccable style and a decidedly personal stamp.”
“L’Hotel Marrakech—an oasis in the thick of the city’s vibrant medina. What a FABULOUS place! Can’t wait to return!” – Hamish Bowles, European Editor-at-Large
“We had the most magical lunch at L’Hotel and completely fell in love with it. Without a shadow of doubt, our most delicious meal in Marrakech.” Skye McAlpine, food writer, From My Dining Table.
Casa Vogue India
“Lounge in a millennial-friendly 19th century Moroccan riad.”
Hot list 2017 – Condé Nast Traveller UK
“A joyful bolthole packed with Thirties glamour.” – Listed as 1 of 55 on the Hot List 2017: Best New Hotels in the World.
“Jasper Conran’s 19th-century riad is a haven of effortless good taste. Its extravagant green garden and art-filled suites channel the same soignée glamour as the 1942 film, Casablanca. Walk-on roles are played by a cosmopolitan guest list, who look every inch the part lounging fireside in the luxe salons.” – Paula Hardy, Destination Expert
Hot List 2017 – Condé Nast Traveler Spain
Listed as 1 of 23 on the Hot List 2017: New Trend Setting Hotels in the World
HOT LIST 2017 – Condé Nast Traveller Middle East
Listed on the Hot List 2017 as one of the ‘Best New Hotels in the World’.
“There’s probably no prettier place to tuck into a tagine.”
“Tiptoeing between outstanding opulence and characterful charm, this restored traditional Moroccan home turned luxury hotel will pull at your heartstrings.”
“Sheer white curtains billowing in the breeze, lush gardens bursting with blooms and a central courtyard complete with the soothing sound of a trickling fountain. Expect all of that at this riad, a traditional Moroccan mansion owned and lovingly furnished by pre-eminent British interior designer Jasper Conran.”
House and Gardens
“A natural when it comes to hospitality and entertaining, designer Jasper Conran has turned his hand to the hotel business, opening a light and elegant riad in Marrakech.” – Hatta Byng
Homes and Gardens
“Combining Moroccan craftsmanship with an air of Thirties decadence, this 19th-century read offers respite from the bustling souks of the nearby medina”
“As soon as you walk into the courtyard garden at L’Hôtel Marrakech, you’ll be transported from the hubbub of Marrakech’s medina into an oasis of calm.”
“L’Hôtel Marrakech really feels like a home. An ideal place to bring together friends and family – and the menu of local specialties will only enhance the happy memories”
“What do you get when you cross a grand 19th-century Marrakech riad that was once part of a palace with British design, specifically Jasper Conran? You get the head-turning L’Hôtel Marrakech.” – Daven Wu
“Despite its close proximity to the lively madness of central Marrakech, the entire operation here, from the five elegant suites to the serene rooftop terrace—which offers gorgeous view of the Atlas mountains—is pure serenity.”
Vogue Living Australia
“Jasper Conran’s first hotel, in the heart of the Marrakech medina, is an oasis of elegance and stately 1930s charm.”– Fiona McCarthy
Condé Nast Traveler US
“While everyone else is beelining to the Caribbean this month, consider Marrakech instead….the new 5-suite Jasper Conran-designed riad L’Hôtel Marrakech is reason enough to go.” – Rebecca Misner
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“A cathedral to good taste.” – Charlotte Edwardes
With just five suites, L’Hôtel Marrakech is as lusciously decorated as you’d expect from the scion of the U.K.’s leading design family.
The Weekend Australian
“With just five suites set around a beautiful courtyard garden and swimming pool, British design Jasper Conran’s 19th-century riad in the heart of Marrakech’s medina has quickly become the hottest ticket in Morocco’s fabled pink city.”
L’Hotel Marrakech…is the perfect retreat from Marrakech’s riotous medina.
“Conran’s evident good taste underlies everything.”
The Sophisticated Traveller
“Moroccan jewel – design is key to this luxe hotel”
“Restored 19th century riad L’Hotel Marrakech combines Moroccan craftsmanship with vintage decor to create a grand and authentic hotel.”
“The Medina of Marrakech is the proud owner of a new riad called L’Hôtel. Behind this understated name hides an establishment of impeccable pedigree”
CEO Middle East Magazine
“When old meets new – Marrakech’s new high-design hotel us a luxurious retreat located inside a 19th century riad”