A haven of peace
Once upon a time there was La Mamounia, the hotel of a thousand and one nights in Marrakech. Since its opening in 1923, the mythical ochre palace has seduced thousands of visitors in search of luxury, calm and voluptuousness. Located a few minutes from the Jamaa EL Fena square, the luxury hotel is in the heart of the city of Marrakech. True jewel of the Arab-Andalusian architecture, La Mamounia combines Moroccan prestige and contemporary luxury. It thus becomes the icon of Moroccan elegance and hospitality. Entirely renovated, the palace is now considered a showcase of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship with Zelliges, lanterns, ironwork, tadelakt and mosaics associated with warm and shimmering colors.
Moreover, the Mamounia has nothing to envy the palace of yesteryear. Protected by medieval ramparts, the hotel has seduced the greats of this world for several years. Winston Churchill, Hitchcock, Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Chirac, or even Orlando Bloom who appreciated the place.
A stay in intimacy
A true haven of peace, the Mamounia offers a breathtaking view of the Koutoubia, the Atlas Mountains and the hotel’s sumptuous park which covers more than 8 hectares and invites you to escape during a walk lulled by the singing birds.
The establishment has 135 rooms, 71 suites and 3 riads luxuriously furnished and decorated. With an Arab-Moorish style and a touch of modernity that guarantee a stay under the sign of romance and intimacy. The moroccan charm is all the more sublimated, all in an atmosphere of refinement and elegance, the opportunity to live an unforgettable sensory experience.
On the restaurant side, the hotel has 4 restaurants serving delicious regional and international dishes. There is the Asian restaurant run by the three-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It offers a menu based on fresh and local products inspired by Thai gastronomy. His wasabi dessert and his dumplings with foie gras will put everyone in agreement. The Italian restaurant, run by the same chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is a luxury trattoria offering tempting Italian specialties. His ambition is to serve the best pizzas in Marrakech! The moroccan restaurant that takes its guests to the heart of the moroccan art of entertaining. The opportunity to enjoy a tajine or couscous in the freshness of the terrace. And last but not least, the swimming pool pavilion which honors the Mediterranean flavors. Place of freshness and conviviality, it offers breakfasts, gourmet snacks but also cocktails, all in a magical setting.
La Mamounia has a tea area called “Le Salon de thé par Pierre Hermé”. A warm space that serves a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies concocted by the famous pastry chef Pierre Hermé. And a bar Le Churchill where you can sip a glass of champagne accompanied by a plate of caviar from the house of Kaviari.
For lovers of the seventh art, La Mamounia also offers its guests the opportunity to watch movies in a private cinema lounge with an intimate and hushed atmosphere. The opportunity to see again “The Man Who Knew Too Much” that Hitchcock filmed on the premises.
And for those who prefer relaxation, a 2,500 m² Spa is available for guests. Hammam, ghassoul, argan…so many terms that make you dream. The Spa of La Mamounia invites you to a unique sensory journey by offering a multitude of high-end treatments, massages, and rituals 100% inspired by Moroccan traditions and know-how. The Spa includes 3 hammams, including a private one and a jacuzzi. But also a legendary indoor swimming pool, to relax in water at 28°c.
So you will have understood that La Mamounia embodies Moroccan refinement. A myth inseparable from its history and traditions. The hotel combines aesthetics and pleasures to guarantee a unique experience where elegance rhymes with sobriety and ostentation with delicacy.
Photo credit: La Mamounia Marrakech, Todamo