Made in the Medina
Published: April 2009
Expats are making their mark on the Marrakesh hotel scene. The newest addition: French-British–owned Riad Noir d'Ivoire (31 Derb Jdid Bab Doukkala; 212-24/380-975;ChicRetreats.com; doubles from $240), with five antiques-filled suites and a roof terrace bar furnished with plush Moroccan daybeds. Favorite amenity: a cell phone for every guest, with the hotel on speed-dial.