It evolved from pure inspiration. The most beautiful form of life. A dream come true. These descriptions are all befitting of the Royal Mansour, the realisation of Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s vision – the creation of a luxury oasis of superlatives that simultaneously reflects the traditional living culture in his country. Two Parisian architects made the vision reality with precious materials and perfection down to the last detail. A delightful interplay of colour, shape and material. A masterpiece of Moorish-Andalusian architecture. A homage to Moroccan craftsmanship.
Concealed behind heavy walls, the guests reside on the three and a half hectare estate in uniquely beautiful riads, arranged in a typical Medina and embedded in a wonderful garden. When the heavy front door is opened into the patio area, you are carried away by the fragrance of cedar wood. Lavish flower arrangements adorn the breath-taking high rooms. Each of the 53 riads is designed over three stories and has a private pool on the rooftop terrace, where the attentive staff serves breakfast if you wish and disappears almost invisibly via the concealed passageways.
In the garden, the old orange and lemon trees exude their fragrance. Softly rippling fountains and small waterways lead through the artwork of blossoms and palms. Only the music of the water interrupts the magical tranquillity. And right in the middle you come across a fairy-tale Moroccan spa like an airy birdcage. The garden with its old olive trees, which was designed by landscape architect Luis Vallejo, gives the Royal Mansour its mystic peacefulness. The new poolside pavilions combine contemporary design with the necessities of the old Berber soul and convey the relaxed feeling of being a nomad for a day.
The member of the Leading Hotels of the World caters to its guests with culinary delicacies in three restaurants. The well-known 3-star chef, Yannick Allen, captivates with French-Moroccan cuisine of the highest level. The garden, interior and cuisine of this estate reflect the Moroccan high culture – a private haven of bliss in the heart of Marrakech.
Photos Copyrights: Isaac Ichou, Angela Bortenschlager