Why it’s worth traveling for…
One of the most famous and majestic hotels in the world, La Mamounia lives up to its rich history and palatial glamour (Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much was filmed here) with opulent jewel tones, plush velvets, intricate Moorish tile work, and furnishings, and outstanding service. Built just outside Marrakech’s medieval walls in the 12th century, the hotel was redesigned by acclaimed architect Jacques Garcia and from the moment you step through the huge souk door into the expansive lobby, you are draped in sensuality and Arabian night fabulous. There are silk-draped ceilings, marble fountains, spectacular gardens, a beautiful pool, and guest rooms with generous balconies overlooking the lush grounds out to the Atlas Mountains. Culinary wise you can have your pick from four signature restaurants, two by top French chef Jean-Georges, four bars, a tea room and ice cream truck serving French-style ice cream and Parisian pastries by Pierre Hermé. And then there’s the Morrocan spa…
The hotel is a 10-minute walk to Jemaa el-Fna Square and the souk where you can explore a labyrinth of alleyways and stalls selling everything from spices to Moroccan homewares. Also not to be missed is the beautiful Majorelle Gardens and Yves Saint Laurent Museum. We also recommend a day trip to experience the wonder of the Atlas Mountains and the desert.
The Ultimate in Luxury
136 Guest Rooms, 71 Suites, 3 Riads.
- Expansive landscaped gardens with fruit, palm, and ancient olive trees
- Panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains from guest balconies
- Onsite art gallery and curated installations throughout the hotel
- Ice Cream and pastries by Pierre Hermé at The Menzeh
- Traditional Morrocan Hamman
- The Cinema