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T+L Design Awards 2010

Best Resort - La Mamounia

Courtesy of La Mamounia

Best Resort
La Mamounia

Marrakesh, Morocco. Designed by Jacques Garcia

It’s not easy to remake a classic hotel, especially one as beloved as La Mamounia. But apart from a few notable glitches (poor in-room lighting, for example, caused in part by the devilishly complicated controls), designer Jacques Garcia has succeeded mightily. The property has been completely restored and modernized, a three-year project that included cleaning and repairing countless mosaics, moldings, and paintings and adding new furniture, fabrics, and woodwork, much of it made by local artisans. Doubles from $755.

From the Jury:

“La Mamounia fits beautifully into its location—the hotel has a kind of Arabian Nights feel to it.” —Michael Smith

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