Cool place : La Mamounia in Marrakesh

For 90 years La Mamounia has emphasized the great traditions of Moroccan hospitality and attracted royalty, connoisseurs and celebrities to relax in an atmosphere that combines history with enchantment and luxury.

On some days during the three years it took to restore Marrakech’s undisputed grandedame hotel, more than 1,000 craftsmen were at work on the site. Parisian designer Jacques Garcia, entrusted with returning the 1923 property to its former glory, sought out the city’s most talented painters and wood carvers. The craftsmen he chose laid millions of hand-cut tiles, pieced together wood-marquetry walls, carved ornate designs into plaster columns and forged hundreds of handmade lanterns. Thanks to them, the palace is once again a vibrant celebration of the city’s past, present and future, displaying Moroccan style, complete with intricate patterns and arabesques based on Berber and Arab-Andalusian traditions.

Worth a visit if only for a cocktail or dinner in the renown Italian restaurant at the hotel, we hope La Mamounia inspires you as much as it does the atelierBOEMIA girls!

all pictures © Boutique Souk / text La Mamounia


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