Rabat - “Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech” was voted most beautiful new luxury hotel in the world in 2015, according to American digital magazine “Luxury Travel Intelligence” (LTI).The five-star Moroccan hotel, which opened last October, in Marrakech made it the top of the list of LTI’s prestigious ranking for the year’s best new world-class hotel.
Rabat – “Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech” was voted most beautiful new luxury hotel in the world in 2015, according to American digital magazine “Luxury Travel Intelligence” (LTI).
The five-star Moroccan hotel, which opened last October, in Marrakech made it the top of the list of LTI’s prestigious ranking for the year’s best new world-class hotel.
Mark Bradford, General Director of “Mandarin Oriental Marrakech” who has grown fond of Morocco, expressed his gratitude for the magazine’s top classification.
“This is a recognition for the work done by the entire team,” Bradford was cited as saying by Medias24.
“For the Moroccan at heart I’ve become, any development of the kingdom, on an international level, is good news for me,” he added.
“Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech” was built on 50 acres of landscaped gardens filled with 100,000 roses, olive and palm trees.
Located just 10 minutes from the historic Medina, the hotel offers 54 private villas inspired by Berber and Andalusian-Arabic influences. All private villas include secluded walled gardens with roses, swimming pools and hot tubs.
The hotel’s architect was Pascal Desprez, and the design using natural and local materials, was at the hands of French architects, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, according to the hotel’s official website.
“Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech’s” luxury experience includes a world-class spa offering signature and traditional Moroccan beauty treatments. The spa also has two hammams.
Guests can stay at one of seven special suites with a rooftop plunge pool and 360-degree views of the landscaped gardens, as well as the snow-capped Atlas Mountains providing a stunning backdrop.
Paying tribute to Morocco’s exquisite tastes, Mes’Lalla gourmet restaurant serves a modern interpretation of traditional Moroccan cuisine by Chef Meryem Cherkaoui, winner of the Paul Bocuse Institute.
LTI is a global member’s only organization, providing digital, highly detailed reporting for high net worth individuals on luxury travel.
Two Marrakech hotels chosen among the best in Africa
The city of Marrakech has become one of the preferred traveled destinations in the world. Its world-renowned accommodations, attractions, entertainment establishments and the charm of its historical traditions, make the “Pearl of the South” unique.
U.S. Forbes magazine’s survey by New Worth Wealth ranked the ‘top 10’ preferred hotels in Africa for 2015. Two famous Moroccan hotels in Marrakech made it to the list.
“La Mamounia” topped the list at number one and the “Royal Mansour”, ranked third most favorable African hotel accommodation for multi-millionaires.
“La Mamounia” was also ranked last September the ‘world’s best hotel’ by the U.K. travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller’s annual reader poll.
Displaying Moroccan style, Berber and Arab-Andalusian architecture, “La Mamounia” is set in royal gardens, styled with Moorish opulence, with 209 rooms (including 71 suites), gardens, a spa with hammams (Moroccan traditional bath), and three Riads.
Last October, the “Royal Mansour” was named ‘best hotel in Africa’ at the ceremony awards “Prix Villégiature 2015” in Paris.
Opened in 2008, “Royal Mansour’s” guests have their own individual three story riad (traditional Moroccan house with interior gardens) mixing traditional Moroccan beauty with all Western luxuries.
Marrakech is considered the tourist capital of Morocco becoming the favorite destination for high-profile athletes and the rich and famous.