A letter uncovered in a hidden room during construction inspired both the design and the name of this tranquil, 300-year-old palace in a residential part of the Medina. “Ana Yela” or “I am Yela” the letter begins, and goes on to tell the story of how the young Yela fell for her soon-to-be husband, who gave her a ride she’ll never forget.on a magic carpet. It’s best to embrace the romance full-throttle, as the letter is inescapable, painted and hammered in silver in flowing Arabic calligraphy on doors, walls and ceilings. The muted cream tones of Ana Yela, complemented by lovely handcrafted furnishings by local artisans, adds to an overall sense of wellbeing. If that’s not enough to chase the stress away, book an in-room spa treatment, dive into the small heated courtyard swimming pool or sink into one of the plush seating nooks found on each of the three floors. Oh, and don’t forget to check out Ana Yela’s large roof terrace: one of two tented areas revisits the “flying carpet” theme and the other, a Saharan tent, has a fireplace. A nearby farm provides fresh local ingredients for traditional Moroccan meals (dinner is available upon request). Service is impeccable and staff include medina guides and a driver that can jet you around the city in a sport utility vehicle that seats seven.