By Jacqueline Gifford
November 15, 2014
Givenchy Spa
Credit: © Parfums Givenchy

Though Marrakesh continues to be a destination of interest, lately, we’ve been hearing more and more buzz about Fez—the central Moroccan city with an incredibly well-preservedmedieval medina. One of the main reasons to go: the Hotel Sahrai, which opened this summer, and is located between the medina and the French-built ville nouvelle.

It’s a game-changing property for many reasons, including the 50 modern, spacious rooms—designed by Paris-based Christopher Pillet—and a rooftop infinity pool with views of the city. But our favorite aspect is the Givenchy Spa, which is earning raves from beauty junkies since there’s no place like it in Morocco. Many hotel spas here, though lovely, tend to be quite dark, and this one takes the opposite route, with its airy, light-filled environment and intricate, mashrabiya latticework.

You’ll find five treatment rooms—including one with a stunning terrace, overlooking all of Fez. This is the first Givenchy Spa in Africa, and treatments feature products from the luxury skincare and cosmetics brand. For something truly unique, book a facial using Le Soin Noir, their signature anti-aging cream infused with a rare black algae extract, found in the depths of the sea.

—Jacqueline Gifford is the Senior Editor, Travel + Beauty