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Marrakech

Yahya
Award winning designs by English born Yahya. His contemporary designs using brass and other metals attract huge names such as Harrods.
Villa Des Orangers
Once inside the fabulous Villa Des Orangers, the heat and sweat of the outside world drift away and your senses feast on water channels full of floating rose petals, alcoves full of soft sofas and gently gurgling fountains.
The Royal Marrakech Mansour Spa
One of the best spas in the city, step into the white iron atrium at the Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa, and you’ll be met with an immediate sense of calm.
Samanah Golf
This new and luxurious course offers a challenging 18 hole course and unobstructed views of the Atlas Mountains.
Royal Mansour
Commissioned by King Mohamed VI, Royal Mansour was designed in the style of a classic medina, with winding alleyways and spectacular water displays.
Royal Golf Club
The oldest and best known course in Marrakesh. Excellent facilities and a view to match.
Royal Club Equestre
Close to the centre of town they have horses to suit all abilities. A reputable company with reasonable prices.
Riad Noir D’Ivoire
Fast becoming a landmark hotel in the Medina, this riad may be small but it is bursting with wonderful things; a delicious restaurant, wonderful cocktail list, private roof terraces, plunge pool and cosy fireplaces.
Riad Lotus Privilege
Mega-suites and all round extravagance are the order of the day at this chic riad.
Riad El Fenn
Vanessa Branson's ultra-chic riad oozes a creative ambiance and seductive elegance, mixing homely features with unusual, colourful interiors. On a Condé Nast hotlist for good reason.
Palais Rhoul
Palais Rhoul
As well as the usual treatments Abdel Kader the resident therapist offers other lesser known but equally as incredible treatments.
Pacha Hotel
A perfect retreat for anyone seeking a sexy weekend of beats, poolside drinks and unbridled hedonism.
Oukaimeden Ski Resort
Oukaimeden is Morocco's principle ski resort, set 50 miles from Marrakech. Here there are both pisted runs and off-piste (of course depending on snow conditions). Elsewhere in the High Atlas it is possible to do some ski touring, including an ascent/
New Feeling
Pitching at an upmarket crowd, this is easily one of the best spots in town.
Mosaic Palais Aziza and Spa
The Mosaic Palace Aziza and Spa is the first of a new international group of luxury boutique hotels.
Meryanne Loum-Martin
Designs from Meryanne herself as well as scarves kaftans and jewellery by other reputable designers.
Matisse Gallery
Mandarin Oriental Marrakech
The luxurious Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is just as decadent as one would expect from the hotel giant, with a spa, restaurants, and private villas.
Mamounia Moroccain
The best known restaurant in town thanks to its appearance in Hitchcock's movie set.
Les Secrets De Marrakech
This cute little spa has it all great treatments a small boutique and a restaurant.
Les Jardins de la Koutoubia
Lalla
Lalla is THE place to go for beautiful handbags, purses and silk pouches by Laetitia Trouillet. With a Notting Hill pedigree the store is suitably chic.
La Sultana
La Porte d’Orient
With the front room specialising in wood the private room through the back hold many more treasures.
La Mamounia Casino
The impressively grand casino is always filled with a multitude rich gamers.
La Mamounia
The grande-dame of Marrakech's hotel scene, La Mamounia has has welcomed everyone from the Queen of England to Winston Churchill.
La Maison Arabe
This cookery course is the perfect way to learn some classic Moroccan dishes and relax by the pool away from the city heat.
La Grande Table Marocaine
Moroccan cuisine doesn’t get much more indulgent than at La Grande Table Marocaine at Royal Mansour, one of three restaurants helmed by chef Yannick Alléno.
La Grande Table Française
An elegant restaurant found at the Royal Mansour in Marrakech, La Grande Table Française serves fine French cuisine in romantic surrounds.
L’Orientaliste
L'Orientaliste laid out over 2 shops has everything from paintings to perfumes.
Kulchi
Consistently good clothing and accessories even if a little on the expensive side.
Kssour Agafay
This 15th century riad doubles as a formal yet unique members club.
Ksar Char-Bagh
Ksar Char-Bagh, set in the Palmeraie outside Marrakech is one of the city's most beautiful and luxurious hotel in a clean and understated elegance...
Ksar Char-Bagh
Set in a modern Persian palace, this is undoubtedly one of the finest restaurants in the city.
Kasbah Tamadot
Richard Branson's retreat has been developed with great care and attention; nestled in the meeting point between two valleys, Kasbah Tamadot is stunning.
Jnane Tamsna
The organic gardens and elegant scenery are worth traveling the extra distance.
Jad Mahal
Music and atmosphere add to the good food at the palatial and buzzing Jad Mahal.
High Atlas Lodges
The most experience Berber guides around with all sorts of treks and hikes on offer.
Golf d’Amelkis
Know as one of the best courses in Morocco; located in a beautiful setting.

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