La Mamounia, Marrakech

Once upon a time, nearly a hundred years ago, a legendary and luxury hotel was born…and 90 years later there is still not a single wrinkle to be seen at Marrakech’s flawless La Mamounia as it continues enchant, captivate and amaze the thousands of people who still come in search of luxury, peace and a little bit of magic since its opening in 1923…

An eternal Palace

La Mamounia, symbol of traditional Moroccan hospitality, is located in the heart of the imperial city, nestled in a 17 acre park, 5 minutes walk from the Jemaa El Fna square.

Inspired by the Arab-Moorish tradition that infuses so much of Morocco’s heritage, the architecture and décor of the deluxe hotel La Mamounia is that of the opulence of times gone by blended seamlessly with the comfort and style of modern luxury.

Such a unique combination of style and tradition has attracted some of the world’s best-known historical figures and celebrities – from Winston Churchill to Princess Caroline of Monaco – all of whom have enjoyed many wonderful times here.

From the beginning of its story, La Mamounia has never been large enough to satisfy all the guests who wanted to be accommodated. Until the end of thirties, the hotel had only fifty rooms. But it was expanded in 1946 to include 100 rooms, then refurbished successively in 1950, 1953, 1986 and finally in 2006 for a reopening with 210 keys on September 29th 2009.

The reopening of the hotel has attracted even more celebrities. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Said Taghmaoui, Salma Hayek and Juliette Binoche preferring posed for photographers on the red carpet Mamounia. The famous American actor Orlando Bloom’s even decided to celebrate Thanksgiving in love with his girlfriend Miranda Kerr in this magical and romantic place.

Renowned as a place of glamour and haute couture, the leisure luxury hotel La Mamounia embodies the sensory splendours of exotic Marrakech with great discretion and grace, enduring as a beacon of Moroccan luxury and refinement.

Moroccan luxury

The Moroccan legendary palace La Mamounia has been redesigned by internationally acclaimed designer, Jacques Garcia, combining a true Moroccan style and ambiance with the new technology.

The decorator replaced the original art deco style with a more filtered and oriental ambiance. Zelliges, mosaics, woodwork, wrought iron, stained glass and marble are associated with the warm and gleaming colors that now decorate the site.

From the salons to the spa and in the 136 rooms, 71 suites and the 3 sumptuous riads in the heart of the park, the style is Arab-Moorish with a comfortable touch of the totally modern. The Mamounia, a veritable institution in Marrakech, possesses a fantastic view of the city, the Koutoubia mosque, the Atlas Mountains and the hotel’s magnificent park.

The sumptuous Baldaquin suite takes its name from its four-poster bed and exudes romance and intimacy. With a magnificent hand-painted wood ceiling, this suite is ideal for celebrating moments you will never forget.

The Koutoubia suite has all the charm of authentic Moroccan style: the walls are in zellige tiles and the wooden ceilings are adorned with elegant hand-crafted decorations. The “Menzeh” style sitting room offers a spectacular view over the Koutoubia mosque and the mysteries of Marrakech.

To top it all off, aach of the three magnificent Riads provides an atmosphere imbued with sophistication and intimacy and the opportunity to enjoy a unique sensory experience. In the heart of the wonderful gardens, they offer a true haven of peace and serenity in which traditional decoration and modern comfort come together.

4 restaurants including a Moroccan, a French and an Italian enhances the reputation of this luxury establishment. And for those who prefer relaxation, a 2,500 square meter spa is at their disposition offering a wide range of high quality treatments including massages,three hammams, one of which is private, and a jacuzzi.

With its luxurious decoration, fabulous gardens and its trendy equipments, La Mamounia guarantees to dazzle its guests.

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