HONG KONG—Mandarin Oriental has entered Morocco with the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech.
The resort offers 54 private villas inspired by Berber and Moorish influences, all with secluded walled gardens, swimming pools and hot tubs, areas for sunbathing and shaded alfresco dining, and nine suites, seven with their own rooftop plunge pool that feature panoramic vistas of the gardens and the surrounding countryside.
The architect of the project is Pascal Desprez while the design of Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech was created by French architects Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier. With its Berber and Andalusian-Arabic influences, the resort features natural and local materials.
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech offers a variety of restaurants and bars. The Mes’Lalla restaurant serves a contemporary take on traditional Moroccan cuisine under the leadership of Chef Meryem Cherkaoui. Le Salon Berbère offers a view over both the resort’s blue and green pools and the Atlas Mountains, serving traditional Moroccan as well as international breakfast, drinks and light bites throughout the day. Beside the main swimming pool, the Pool Garden offers a variety of healthy dishes prepared with locally sourced produce.