Royal Mansour Marrakech

Royal Mansour Marrakech
 

Royal Mansour, Marrakech 2011


 

This magnificent hotel was built at the behest of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI with a undisclosed, but immense budget. Royal Mansour Marrakech was born from a vision to create a spectacular masterpiece exceeding the demands of today’s discerning traveller whilst reflecting the true essence of Morrocan tradition. When building it, The Owner wanted it to emulate the radiant Moroccan lifestyle and be a testimony to Moroccan architecture and craftsmanship. This is evident throughout the property. His wish was to offer guests unparalleled experiences of wonder and emotion, leaving an indelible imprint in their memories. The meticulous design authentically replicates the classic forms of the traditional medina, with buildings,squares and gardens interspersed with intricate winding paths covering 3.5 hectares, completely surrounded by its own 5-metre wall, on one side being the existing ancient city wall. So the site has been contrived as a sort of medina-within-the-medina, an estate of 53 two-storey riads, each individually decorated and serviced via a network of subterranean tunnels. When they showed me these tunnels I really felt I was in a Bond movie.As a monumental work of art,the Royal Mansour is on par with the best Marrakech has to offer, which is quite an achievement.

 
—Copyright 2011 Mart Engelen
 
 

Royal Mansour Marrakech
 

Royal Mansour, Marrakech 2011


 

Royal Mansour Marrakech
 

Royal Mansour, Marrakech 2011