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Insider tips: Jade Jagger’s vibrant Marrakech

Insider tips: Jade Jagger’s vibrant Marrakech

Jade Jagger spent her childhood travelling to Marrakech with her famous father and instantly fell in love with North Africa’s most vibrant city. Now, inspired by its colours and textures, she has designed 15 four- and five-bedroom luxury residences, as part of the Baglioni Marrakech Hotel & Residences. (more…)

Moroccan tea at La Mamounia

Moroccan tea at La Mamounia

La Mamounia in Marrakech – the Gold- and Hot-Listed hotel that re-opened in 2009 after a €100-million restoration of its Moorish-Art Deco splendour – might currently be best known for its celebrity guests (Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich and Jennifer Aniston have all stayed) and its award-winning spa but hidden away within its calm and manicured gardens you’ll find another reason to visit: the Le Menzeh pavilion, where guest can sip Moroccan tea and sample pastries that fuse classic French traditions with Arabic flavours. (more…)

First look at Dior Institut, Marrakech

First look at Dior Institut, Marrakech

Located within Es Saadi Palace Spa in Marrakech, the new Dior Institut is the first to open within a hotel outside of France and the first in a spa.

The 3000 sqm Spa is the latest addition to Es Saadi Gardens & Resort, Marrakech and boasts a 1,000 sqm terrace with views of the Red City’s pink walls. (more…)

And all that jazz

And all that jazz

When English couple Mike and Lucie Wood bought Riad Star in the Marrakech medina, they had no idea that Josephine Baker – vaudeville sensation, civil rights activist and mother of an adopted ‘rainbow tribe’ – lived there in the 1940s. (more…)

Does one size fit all?

Does one size fit all?

In 2000, the late American designer Bill Willis, who had lived in spectacular style in Marrakech since 1966, and first travelled there with Talitha Getty, told me the city was going to the dogs: too many bourgeois French and English buying riad houses in the city’s medina, turning them into maisons d’hotes. (more…)

Arabian days at La Mamounia

Arabian days at La Mamounia

Since the 1920s, the grande dame of Marrakech has put up leading figures from Hollywood to the White House. When it reopened a couple of years ago after a €100-million overhaul, La Mamounia became, once again, the most regal and romantic place in Morocco. (more…)

Modern Morocco

Modern Morocco

You have to drive across a vast expanse of dusty, rusty desert to get from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains. So the lush, grassy landscape at Fellah Hotel, somewhere between the two, is all the more surprising. (more…)

The good life in Morocco

The good life in Morocco

The Atlas Mountains are a popular escape from the maze full of hawkers frantically selling carpets and leather slippers, perforated lamps and patterned pottery in Marrakech. They are a peaceful place indeed, but one that can, in parts, be challenging to reach. (more…)

Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge

Big brand names have been popping up on the edge of Marrakech this year – Baglioni followed Delano and Taj. Grace Hotels was the first to move further afield, with just 15 suites in the little-known village of Tamesloht. (more…)

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