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Mandarin Oriental Set to Open in Marrakech

11 March 2015

By Natalie White

Mandarin Oriental is set to open its newest hotel in the historic and atmospheric Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

Located amongst 20 hectares of landscaped gardens filled with the scent of 100,000 roses, bougainvillea, olive trees and prickly pears, the resort is a short drive to the city's bustling Medina.

Contemporary in style, the resort's interiors have been conceived by French design duo, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier who have combined their contrasting styles to create a balanced look.

Patrick has focused on clean lines and symmetrical forms while Dorothée has added subtle Berber and Spanish Arabic touches.

The Gilles & Boissier style is clearly seen throughout the hotel, with its emphasis on juxtaposing aesthetics: striking but discreet, luxurious yet unobtrusive.

By combining Berber and Spanish Arabic patterns with contemporary furnishings for the villas and suites the designers have created a refined sense of place at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech.

Each of the 54 luxurious villas has its own garden and private swimming pool, while nine spacious suites have terraces with spectacular views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, two of which are dedicated to well-being with their own treatment room and infinity lap pool.

Berber inspiration is also found in the hotel's five restaurants and bars, which are decorated with contemporary reminders of Moroccan arts and crafts.

With interior decor inspired by the cathedrals of Andalusia, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will offer treatments inspired by Moroccan culture, in addition to the Group's signature holistic therapies and programmes, in enchanting treatment rooms shaded by olive trees.

Guests at Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech will delight in an atmosphere that combines the exotic charm and relaxed lifestyle of the Red City with the oriental heritage of the award-winning hotel group.

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