by Lucas Raven
A world where luxury meets enchantment. Let’s take a journey through the beauty of the “Red City” and the magical oasis that is The Oberoi Marrakech.
The Indian family group, known for its intuitive service and up-close palace views of landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, resurrect the refined elegance of the golden years of Morocco with this marble-and-zellige-tile retreat, setting a pristine new bar for the luxury travel scene.
Here, a resident Ayurvedic doctor and birdsong in rustic gardens designed by Jardin Marjorelle director Madison Cox. A transcendental air reigns under 17-foot-high cedar domes, halo arches, and carved paradisiacal foliage. Inside, Berber and Moghul paintings, studded sofas (handmade in Casablanca) and arabesque-tiled fireplaces lend the atmosphere of a grand noble home in which you feel like the family’s personal guest.
As you approach the hotel, the stunning architecture and design instantly transport you to a world of mystical beauty. The inspiration behind the hotel’s design draws heavily from the rich cultural heritage of Marrakech, featuring traditional Moroccan motifs blended seamlessly with modern luxury. The delicate arabesque patterns, elegant archways, and intricate tile-work are a testament to the masterful craftsmanship of Moroccan artisans.
As you enter the hotel’s lobby, you’re immediately greeted by a fragrant aroma of traditional Moroccan mint tea, infused with fresh mint leaves and served in delicate silver teapots. This sensory experience welcomes you to the warmth and hospitality of the Oberoi Marrakech, as you take in the ornate details of the lobby, from the majestic chandeliers to the hand-woven rugs adorning the floor.
Moving on to the sense of sight, The Oberoi Marrakech is crouched before breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains, where you can witness the soft, golden glow of the sun setting behind them. The hotel’s outdoor pool area is a tranquil oasis, surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery, providing the perfect spot to soak up the sun and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
The sense of sound is not forgotten, as the hotel’s music program features live traditional Moroccan music, creating a soothing and mesmerizing ambiance that transports you to a world of magic and wonder.
Indulging your taste buds, The Oberoi Marrakech offers a delightful culinary experience, featuring traditional Moroccan cuisine with a modern twist. From the tantalizing spices to the exotic flavors, every dish is a feast for the senses. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Tamimt, is a gastronomic journey through Morocco, showcasing the diverse regional cuisine of the country.
Last but not least, the sense of touch is pampered at The Oberoi Marrakech’s soulful spa, where you can indulge in traditional Moroccan hammam rituals and therapies, infused with aromatic oils and natural ingredients, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and rejuvenated.
This palace of bliss is located in the heart of Marrakech, a city that’s steeped in rich cultural history and tradition. From the bustling souks to the serene gardens, every corner of this destination is a sensory experience, filled with vibrant stories, tantalizing aromas, and a melange of sights and sounds.
Overall, The Oberoi Marrakech is a sensory sanctuary, where every detail is crafted to provide a tasteful journey through the beauty and magic of this legendary Moroccan city. It’s an experience that’s sure to awaken all of your senses and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime and a day.