Ethereal Tranquility

October 14, 2015 Comments Off on Ethereal Tranquility Views: 1682 Architecture, Decor, Featured

Gentle décor, lush surroundings and sublime facilities foster an environment of divine relaxation for guests at the Royal Palm Marrakech.

A place of nature, the Royal Palm Marrakech is truly an Eden tucked away in Morocco. Located only 12 kilometres from the city of Marrakech, this serene hotel is placed within an olive grove backed in the far distance by the cityscape and panoramic vantages of the Atlas Mountains. One drinks in freedom, openness and nature in this haven where refined Moroccan architecture is enriched by captivating surrounds.

The hotel’s façade is elegantly illuminated at dusk

The hotel’s architect, Jean-François Adam, and its interior designer Marilin Sparato, drew their inspiration from Moroccan heritage. Their structured use of horizontal and vertical lines further magnifies the hotel’s breathtaking, ethereal view. Nature and relaxation come harmoniously together at the Royal Palm. Warm décor and subdued lighting proffers a welcoming ambiance.

Royal Palm Marrakech - le caravane 1       Straight lines mix with ambient lighting for warm surrounds

Consisting of 134 suites and villas, the hotel offers accommodations that are an exotic blend of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship and modern design. Every suite provides a different and exclusive view of the Atlas Mountains granted by huge glass doors that lead to a private terrace. Each villa has a private swimming pool and a luxurious hammam, providing the highest form of luxury within a manicured park.

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For dining, the hotel’s four restaurants pride themselves on their authentic fare, Moroccan spices and unique atmospheres. Le Caravane creates a wayfarer’s dining experience with its old-world travel scheme. Private lounges hidden by mashrabiya panels, couches of camel leather and old trunks evoke a warm and private dining experience. L’Olivier serves its light, contemporary Moroccan dishes by the hotel’s main pool, offering an open view of the mountainous background. Ornamented in Zellij tiles, Al Ain is a restaurant dedicated to producing the finest of Moroccan cuisine. For a more relaxed socialising experience, guests can lounge in the jazz-inspired Le Bar. This sleek haunt features black granite floors covered in massive wool rugs complete with a piano and vintage fan for added class.

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The Royal Palm specialises not only in relaxation but also in rejuvenating the senses. Guests can receive luxuriant pampering at the 3,500-square-meter Spa by Clarins. This French brand, acclaimed for its beauty care, offers its Mauritian signature massages alongside unique Moroccan treatments using custom-made Moroccan-Mauritian oils. Additionally, the spa includes a sauna with a beautiful cascading shower, a hairdressing salon, a yoga room, a pedicure room, an extensive private garden and a swimming pool complete with juice bar.

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The charming Kid’s Club play area

Guests’ little ones will find their own getaway at the Kids Club where they can explore tree houses, gaze at stars, take painting workshops, swim and make crafts. Adults can be active as well at the Sports Centre, which has the latest training equipment, activity rooms, private coaches and an extraordinary 25-meter swimming pool. Dynamic classes in yoga, Bodyweight Training and Oriental Dance are also offered to enhance the guests’ health during their stay.

Royal Palm Hotel, Beachcomber Hotels, Photo by Alan Keohane www.still-images.netThe dazzling pool adjoining the sports centre

Journey by horse, camel, four wheel drive or quad to explore beyond the Red City. The hotel itself provides a variety of desert excursions where one can enjoy the striking sunset in the Agafay desert. The Royal Palm Hotel is the perfect green oasis to return to after mountain hiking, hang-gliding, golfing, or any number of various excursions one might take in this adventurous landscape. Beautifully designed around the remarkable landscape, the Royal Palm Hotel allows one to reside in nature at the height of luxury.

  • The Marrakech lobby is bedecked in rich Moroccan woodwork
  • Strategically placed lighting warms the hotel’s lounges
  • The manicured 18-hole golf course
  • Royal Palm Hotel, Marrakech
  • This Arabesque orb chandelier reflects beautifully in the wood framed mirror in a common room
  • The pool view at L’Olivier offers a mountain panorama
  • A cosy living space in a villa provides a home away from home
  • A breathtaking penthouse view
  • Unique wood panelled ceilings
  • Villa guests have direct access to their private pool and hammam
  • Earthen tiles pave the hallways
  • The Clarins Spa provides a complete rejuvenation of the senses
  • The dazzling pool adjoining the sports centre

Photography: Courtesy of Royal Palm Marrakech

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