Marrakesh

Hotels in Marrakesh

Co-owner Jill Fechtmann pulled out all the stops. Opulent rooms here have a mix of Moroccan, Syrian, and Indian furniture.

The first African venture of the Angsana hotel group—sister brand to Banyan Tree—is an inspired resort concept: seven converted private houses throughout Marrakesh.

Tucked away in Marrakesh’s ancient medina, this 18th-century riad comprises 11 expansive residences oriented around several open-air courtyards.

Set on the edge of the Palmeraie, the exclusive palm-forested neighborhood outside Marrakesh, Ksar Char-Bagh combines Ottoman interiors with Andalusian courtyards, Moghul arches, and Persian gardens. Water is the most important element of the hotel’s design.

Situated in a desirable palm-lined neighborhood at the foot of the burnt orange Atlas Mountains, Jardin d’Inès fuses the exoticism of Marrakesh with a touch of Bel Air exclusivity. The geometric pastel buildings slyly mimic the pink of the old city.

Opened in late 2009, Riad Siwan is owned by a Dutch couple, Cees and Maryk Van den Berg, who have strong ties to the community and a track record of success with their popular Riad Azzar, a 10-minute walk away.

Riad hotels—traditional Moroccan houses with interior gardens—are popping up at a rapid clip in Marrakesh, so these days a property must truly be distinctive to stand out. Riad Meriem has had no problem turning heads.

Located 10 minutes north of Marrakesh, this 368-unit resort—situated amid a palm grove dotted with lush gardens and flanked by the snow-capped Atlas Mountains—wraps guests in a cocoon of comfort.

Although the chaotic, colorful marketplace atmosphere of Marrakesh is its main attraction, there is no need to actually stay amid the dusty commotion.