Set amidst a lush palm grove at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, this stunning resort – sister of the MURANO Paris – combines Euro chic with Moorish panache to create an eye-catching oasis of North African calm. Located fifteen minutes from the Medina in quiet northeast Marrakech, the MURANO offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy Red City. The approach to its five riads is breathtaking: in the hotel foreground stands a 32-metre, red-tiled pool surrounded by a brilliant maze of red and white sofas through which one must pass to reach the MURANO Villa.
Stylish venues for catching up with friends keep popping up in Marrakech; here, a musical brunch means dipping your feet in the water beneath palm trees while the sun shines over head!
Every sunday from noon till 5 P.M. the red pool becomes the trendy Marrakesh Rendez vous !
You might feel like you are part of a Miami rap video. First, there is the chauffeur who comes to pick you up in an Alfa Romeo and drops you in the heart of the palm grove. Then, there is the décor, which is sleek to the nineth degree: the oversized Chesterfield sofa, the huge Murano chandelier, the swimming pool decked out with designer white chairs on a red background. It is the perfect setting for a David Lachapelle photo shoot. Then there is the music, which is truly elegant. The « live unplugged » set is a combination of performances by resident DJs and more international acoustic performers. or a gentle pick-me-up, order a « Sweety Pinky » made with apples, fresh oranges, cinnamon, rosé, lemonade and crushed ice. Head towards the buffet for a brunch of gargantuan proportions.
Spa and well-being – Revitalise your mind body and soul
New small spa retreats with stylish Moorish surroundings, offering a host of traditional and oriental treatments to revitalise body, mind and soul have been opened this year in Marrakesh. You can indulge yourself relaxing and de-stressing, using a combination of traditional treatments.
In the park, nearly three hectares of one hundred-year-old palm trees, olive trees and mandarin trees adorn the Murano Oriental Resort. The hotel combines the architectural essence of Marrakech with contemporary decoration. If the exterior of the five villas distributed throughout the property is part of the Moroccan tradition with their oval windows and red adobe walls, the interior picks up the thread of Murano’s convention: marrying comfort with design
Every room is decadently decked out with spacious bathrooms (some black marble, some mosaic-tiled) and billowing silky curtains, but the generously sized Top Floor Suites also have romantic open fireplaces and large private terraces from which to admire the splendid desert and mountain views.
Around noon, the Gris calls (local rosé wine, light and very fresh) and punctuates your stay near the pool during the morning. You will have lunch in the garden, at the shadows of the olive trees. We hesitate between the Caesar salad (anchovies, cherry tomatoes, parmesan and finely chopped lettuce), lamb tagine with nuts and apricot and the couscous with seasonal vegetables, deliciously dietary. The à-la-carte service lasts all day long, from 11 am to 11pm.
With its luxurious gardens, interconnecting terraces and laid-back-luxe vibe, Murano Resort Marrakech‘s 21st-century take on the art de vivre lends ultra-modern French oomph to relaxed Moroccan style.
Located in La Palmeraie, home to grand villas and hip hotels, the Murano is the sister property to one of Paris’s most style-conscious hotels. Thirty-two spacious, brick-floored bedrooms are housed in four terracotta-coloured riads, each with a sizeable swimming pool, set in lovely grounds planted with mandarin and olive trees.