La Mamounia – Africa’s Leading Hotel

An icon of Marrakech, La Mamounia is the incarnation of Moroccan identity and a true jewel among international hotels. With its unbelievable service and luxury surroundings, La Mamounia won the World Travel Awards as Africa’s Leading Hotel for the third consecutive year. 

On some days during the three years it took to restore Marrakech’s undisputed grandedame hotel, more than 1,000 craftsmen were at work on the site. Parisian designer Jacques Garcia, entrusted with returning the 1923 property to its former glory, sought out the city’s most talented painters and wood carvers. The craftsmen he chose laid millions of hand-cut tiles, pieced together wood-marquetry walls, carved ornate designs into plaster columns and forged hundreds of handmade lanterns. Thanks to them, the palace is once again a vibrant celebration of the city’s past, present and future, displaying Moroccan style, complete with intricate patterns and arabesques based on Berber and Arab-Andalusian traditions.

For 90 years La Mamounia has emphasized the great traditions of Moroccan hospitality and attracted royalty, connoisseurs and celebrities to relax in an atmosphere that combines history with enchantment and luxury. Today the hotel reflects a pure Moroccan style combined perfectly with contemporary art and antique pieces.

The hotel is ideally located only 10 minutes drive from the airport and 5 minutes walk from the Jamaa El Fna Square.  The 209 rooms and suites hotel is surrounded by 17 acre of gardens full of 700 year old olive trees, palm trees, 5000 roses, orange tree and many more.

 

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