Nearly 100 years after its opening, La Mamounia, a mythical hotel in Marrakech, remains as majestic and attractive as ever, and even more so, the most sought-after hotel in the world.
Converted into a hotel in the early 1900s, the historic building housing La Mamounia is a former palace belonging to the Moroccan royal family. The greats of this world, such as Churchill or Caroline of Monaco, have stayed there. In 2019, the general manager of La Mamounia, Pierre Jochem, commissioned the architects and designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, to renovate the hotel and bring it a little freshness and modernity, ten years after the last renovation works in 2009.
Nearly 100 years after its opening, La Mamounia de Marrakech has lost none of its charm and luxury and remains one of the most sought-after hotels in the world. The mythical hotel has managed to combine past, present and future in a unique and exceptional environment, especially in terms of architecture and decoration: mosaic floors, sculpted plasterwork or handmade and custom-made wooden furniture, etc The interior of La Mamounia is a showcase of Moroccan craftsmanship, says Viajes.
The scent of La Mamounia is unique, a mixture of tanned leather, bitter orange and rose petals. It remains the unforgettable memory of any visitor. Not to mention the superb view of the Atlas Mountains, visible from almost anywhere in the hotel. Outside, the gardens, the hotel spa with Zellige tiles, the hammam, the swimming pool and other places offer comfort and relaxation to travelers.
With the 2019 reform, the hotel has completely redesigned its restaurants and bars. Its restaurant Le Français has become L’Italien with a view of the hotel’s garden, and which serves the best pizzas in Marrakech. There are two other restaurants, L’Asiatique and Le Marocain. Its famous bar, Le Churchill, usually reserved for parties, has been transformed into a very intimate place, available for around twenty customers who are now offered homemade caviar. With its 135 rooms, 71 suites and three riads, La Mamounia continues to seduce its many visitors.