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Designer chic in the heart of Marrakech

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Annalisa

Imagine staying in a hotel owned by British Designer Jasper Conran, now imagine that hotel is 19th Century riad in the heart of the ‘red city’s’ Medina with a courtyard garden planted with banana, orange and lemon trees, and the sound of birdsong.

Now imagine reading a book in the shade by the pool or admiring antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art from Jasper’s collection some of which were acquired from the personal collections of Yves Saint Laurent, and you have the L’Hotel in Marrakech, Jasper Conran’s first hotel opening and a charming new retreat for design savvy guests.

The restoration has been executed using local craftsmen and traditional materials. An atmosphere of timeless relaxed grandeur has been created, white voile curtains flow on the terraces giving privacy to the generously proportioned suites. Simple whitewashed walls, high zouak ceilings, warm, soft, restful colours and unfussy decoration give a relaxing feeling of charm and serenity.

The roof terrace offers extraordinary views of the Atlas Mountains and the skyline of Marrakech. It is a place to unwind after a day’s foray into the souks, and somewhere to lay out on sun loungers. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea can be taken under the pergola. Cocktails can be enjoyed amongst orange blossom and fig trees, a wilderness of honeysuckle, bougainvillaea jasmine and scented roses whilst watching the sun go down over the snowcapped mountains.