Embodying opulence at its finest, Hotel Mansour delights on many levels. A palace fit for a king and it happened to be built by one. Morocco’s King Mohammed VI had this hotel assembled with no budget. Since money was not an issue the architecture and design were able to achieve things many hotel owners could only dream of. The King wanted to highlight the country’s rich history and culture, infusing many of the architectural styles of old. For three years roughly 1400 workers, artisans really, labored over the big projects and little details.
One of those projects was an underground tunnel system (roughly 1 km long in total) to allow the smooth and unobtrusive movement of nearly 500 staff, providing incredible service with the utmost respect for privacy.
Each of the 53 Riads is three stories and complete with ample living space, a bar, and a rooftop with a private pool and lounges. These magnificently appointed Riads spare no expense or detail either. Unique in design as well as furnishing, the cedar wood doors, intricate mosaic floors, plush cushions, silks and brocades, adorn rooms that would be beautiful without adornment. The Prestige Riad is an impressive 9,149 square feet and contains three master bedrooms, a bar, private kitchen and designated butler service. The sundeck provides stunning views of the Atlas mountains.
Another impressive project was the Grand Riad, the ultimate luxury experience. The website does not allow access to see the details without being previously granted a password from the hotel. At 35,000 euros a night this kind of discretion and exclusivity is simply one of many details that ensure a royal experience. There are four bedrooms, marble bathrooms, a pool on the roof and a larger pool on the ground. Similar to the prestige Riad there are attendants to take care of every need.
Everything at the Hotel Mansour is done well. Yannick Alléno, the multi-Michelin starred chef, leads La Grande Table Marocaine for a wondrous culinary experience fusing Morrocan and French cuisine remarkably well. The spa has won multiple awards, housekeeping delights with artistic amenities such as origami on the paper in the bathroom. Enjoy the luxuries of Morrocan royalty in Marrakech at this unique awe-inspiring hotel.