Why it’s worth traveling for?

A legendary palatial hotel in magical Marrakech

Hotel Highlights: An exclusive member of our Travel Curator Collection and recognized as one of the most famous and fabulous hotels in the world, La Mamounia is a long-standing favorite of royalty, politicians, the global jet set and ours. A former palace built in the 12th century just outside Marrakech’s medieval walls in the 12th century, La Mamounia lives up to its rich history and reputation for stellar service, splendor and magnificence from the moment you step through its huge souk door. Silk-draped ceilings, opulent jewel shades, plush velvets, marble fountains, spectacular gardens, lavish Moorish tiling, guest rooms with balconies looking out to the Atlas Mountains and that legendary glass-bottom pool in the heart of the gardens.

Eat + Drink: La Mamounia is as beloved for its beauty as it’s award-winning culinary offering.  Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine at Le Marocain, elevated Italian at the luxe trattoria L’Italien by Jean-Georges and the flavors and delights of South East Asia at L’Asiatique, also by acclaimed chef Jean-Georges. You’ll of course want to spend plenty of time by the magnificent pool indulging in delicious breakfast, fresh juices and desserts from famed French chef Pierre Hermé at Le Pavillon de la Piscine. For Mediterranean-inspired cocktails and classic French small plates ihead to sophisticated Le Bar Majorelle named after French orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle or to Le Lounge Marocain (top floor of the restaurant) for drinks and live music under a tented roof or on the terrace where live music is played and drinks are served.  There’s also the sleek Le Churchill, The Tea Room and The Menzeh by Pierre Hermé for homemade ice cream and desserts.

Beauty + Wellness: The Spa at La Mamounia is a luxurious sanctuary with its own hamman indoor pool and jacuzzi that specializes in traditional Moroccan beauty and rejuvenating treatments, try their signature ceremonial aromatic or hot stone massage. You’ll also find a state-of-the-art fitness center nestled amid the gardens.

Curated Experience: Marrakech is famous for its souks, traditional markets filled to the brim with spices, teas, ornate rugs, lanterns and the list goes on. To best navigate these bustling labyrinths book the Half-Day Medina Markets Tour through Get Your Guide.

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