Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Marrakech

Zamzam
Perfectly situated for those wishing to explore the maze of souks exquisitely decorated rooms and a cosy home like feel.
Yahya
Award winning designs by English born Yahya. His contemporary designs using brass and other metals attract huge names such as Harrods.
White Rooms
Small white and new The White Rooms lays down a mix of deep house disco and Latino sounds.
VIP
Choose from pumping techno or surreal Moroccan cabaret at the unique VIP club.
Villas of Morocco
Visiting dignitaries and heads of state make a beeline for Villas of Morocco to rent discreet super-luxe properties in the Palmerie and Medina. All beautifully decorated they offer an incredible range of services from butlers to parties for 200.
Villas Fawakay
An villa oasis fifteen minutes from the centre of Marrakech. Stay in your own rustic chic private villa - but enjoy all the services of a top-end hotel, including an excellent restaurant.
Villa Novo
High end travel and booking service offering five star properties and customer service.
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.
Via Notti
Modern bed and bathroom accessories with a traditional Moroccan feel.
Urban Flowers – A City in Bloom
Trois Palmiers
Tigmi
45 minutes from Marrakech in the rolling foothills of the High Atlas, overlooking a verdant, picturesque valley, Tigmi's subtle dreamtime architecture is infused with a wonderful sense of rustic mystique
Theatro
Theatro, unsurprisingly a former theatre, is now one of the city's most vibrant clubs and fills with a mix of beautiful Marrakchi and tourists alike...
The Spa at the Selman
Found at the luxurious Selman Marrakech hotel, The Spa at The Selman is palatial place to enjoy massages, facials and all manner of Henri Chenot treatments.
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.
The Pearl Marrakech
A luxurious hotel, which blends Moroccan and contemporary design elements, The Pearl Marrakech can be found in Marrakech’s Hivernage neighbourhood.
The Hedonist: Marrakech
Katie Manning checks out Marrakech's hottest hangouts for The Hedonist, Hg2's fortnightly column in The Independent.
The Future Of Cinema
The Dar Sabra hotel opens in Marrakech
Check-in at the Dar Sabra hotel in Marrakech, dine with owner François Chapoutot and marvel at pop art frescoes by famed artist ERRO.
Terres d’Amanar
Perfect for families sporting enthusiasts and and nature lovers.
Terrasse des Epices
Authentic Moroccan cooking on a roof terrace with a 'Hideous Kinky' atmosphere.
Sublima Spa
Although a little hard to find from the street once inside this small but perfectly formed spa offers all the usual treatments.
Splash White Water Rafting
With 20 years experience this company has something for any adventure enthusiast.
Souk Supperclub: A Marrakech First
Souk Cuisine
This half day course incorporates a visit to the souks to buy ingredients along with the basics in Moroccan cooking.
Six Epic Pools To Lounge By
Silver, Jad Mahal
Colourful and lively, the Jad Mahal is a thriving Marrakech nightspot.
Selman
Arab thoroughbred-inspired Marrakech Palace designed by Hotel Costes legend Jacques Garcia...
Scenes du Lin
This beautiful store is the home of Anna-Marie Chaoui's intricately designed fabrics. As well as other trendy home decorations.
Samanah Golf
This new and luxurious course offers a challenging 18 hole course and unobstructed views of the Atlas Mountains.
Samanah Country Club
Saadian Tombs
The southern half of the Medina is somewhat less hectic than the north, and is primarily a residential area. Filled with some of Marrakech's cultural landmarks, the South Medina is a popular tourist spot. Conveniently located only minutes' walk fro
Ryad Dyor
Ryad Dyor offers a high-end eclecticism and a relaxed atmosphere.
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.
Rock The Riad / Hg2 COMPETITION
Riyad El Cadi
Part maison d'hôte, part museum, El Cadi is famous for its stunning collection of rare antiquities and textiles, its maze of patios, salons, passages and suites, and it's impeccably decorated interior.
Riad UP
Riad UP has four tastefully-decorated rooms, each one a different shape, style and price, and personal touches give it a homely, contemporary feel
Riad Tizwa
Great little touches from the Havaianas to the responsible tourism award, this designer riad aims to please.

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