T+L Design Awards 2010
Courtesy of La Mamounia
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