BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia /
Mar 22 2017 /
Revel in the magic of Marrakech amplified at Morocco’s most iconic address
The newly extended gardens of the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, cover one and a half hectares. The new centrepiece swimming pool is 30 metres long and 20 metres wide, and guests can relax to the sounds laid on by the hotel’s dedicated musical curator.
Cover Shoot Sanctuary
Entering the Royal Mansour’s three-storey spa is like walking into a giant birdcage, where Moroccan bathing rituals are firmly placed at the heart of the experience. Your Instagram and your soul will thank you.
Rather than corridors, Royal Mansour’s riads are connected by pathways within a private medina. The hotel plays host to 100-year-old olive trees, a courtyard of pomeganate trees and an orangery.
Royal Mansour’s indoor swimming pool is in an orangery-style setting.
The hotel lobby offers a maze of cosy corners and private snugs.
What Do You Pack?
“Dolce pyjama separates, a Madiyah Al Sharqi dress, sun hat by Eugenia Kim from Ounass.com and Alaïa heels” Louise Nichol, editor-in-chief
Experience the gastronomic and cultural diversity of the Kingdom’s regions as the flavours of Morocco are celebrated by three Michelin star chef Yannick Alléno from March 7-11 at Royal Mansour.
A Prada-clad Shanina grabs a morning coffee outside her riad.
Rock The Kasbah
The Harper’s Bazaar Arabia creative crew, including photographer Ellen von Unwerth and cover stars Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Hind Sahli and Shanina Shaik, on location in Marrakech’s ancient, maze-like medina.
Fashion editor Gemma Deeks styles Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in a three-bedroom riad.
Home On The Riad
The 53 riads, which are serviced by underground tunnels for total privacy, have been furnished by craftsmen from across Morocco. Each features a private roof terrace with a plunge pool and a tented space for private hammams, while bedrooms look down over a spacious central courtyard.
Hind Sahli relaxing in Christian Louboutin’s Morocco-inspired pointed slippers.
Guests stay in private riads complete with their own courtyard and water feature.
Hanaa and Shanina between shots in the medina.
Showcasing the artistry of Berber women, who weave intricate carpets, the Royal Mansour’s new poolside pavilions invite you to be a nomad for a day.