Among the numerous wonderful riads in Marrakech, this sweet little boutique inn offers something special: Riad Cocoon is a mix of Moroccan culture, fine design and…music! While it could be said that the music hotel trend is a bit tired, among hotels in Marrakech, it’s still something of a selling point. A labour of love for the owners – film composer Bernard Grimaldi and his partner Corinne – each of Riad Cocoon’s five rooms is individually decorated around a colour-based musical theme: Nirvana, Purple Haze, The White Album, Green Eyes and Simply Red. But the decor is unexpectedly classy – save for the themed playlists in each room, rock ‘n’ roll kitsch has been foregone for simple lines and strong accent colours, all with the kind of clean desert sensibility you expect from an ancient Medina inn. Riad Cocoon’s air conditioned rooms boast iPod docks and WiFi access (some also have bathtubs and private terraces, including a rooftop terrace in the Nirvana), while the onsite spa houses a traditional hammam bath and offers massage, therapies and yoga.