Riad Farnatchi Marrakech – Luxury in Historic Morocco
By Gina Baksa
The ultimate home-away-from-home in Morocco, Riad Farnatchi Marrakech is a lovingly converted collection of private houses at the heart of the city’s bustling medina, or Arabic quarter. International hoteliers Jonathan and James Wix have created a characterful, luxurious hideaway where 10 exquisitely-decorated bedrooms sit alongside five-star service and facilities. Each highly individual suite fuses traditional authentic Moroccan style with modern European design. Lavish wood carvings, Islamic paintings, and colourful Berber rugs play against modern luxury furnishings.
A large, peaceful courtyard, an emerald pool framed by intricate mosaics, arches and flickering candles await guests, worlds away from the souks and historical sites on the riad’s doorstep. And if further relaxation is needed, Riad Farnatchi’s spa offers four spacious treatment rooms with showers, a traditional hammam, and an extensive range of Ila Spa treatments.
Riad Farnatchi Marrakech Exceed’s Expectations
There is a determination to exceed expectations in every facet of Riad Farnatchi’s offering, from its beautifully-presented gourmet breakfasts to its recently launched bespoke experiences. Riad Farnatchi continues to evolve: March 2016 saw the opening of the luxurious Farnatchi Spa, whilst Le Trou au Mur, a restaurant inspired by the delicacies of forgotten Morocco, opened in October 2017.
The much-anticipated opening of the Trou au Mur restaurant, almost directly opposite Riad Farnatchi, is a pioneering endeavour to share some of the many interesting dishes and vibrant rich flavours of Morocco’s vanishing past, using traditional recipes passed down through generations. Diners can choose to eat open air on the roof garden, or in the main restaurant with its warming log fire (in winter).
Riad Farnatchi Marrakech has long been regarded as one of the finest places for an exclusive private house party in Marrakesh’s medina, a glamorous getaway with friends, or a discreet romantic retreat.
To learn more about this luxurious getaway in Marrakech, visit their website at www.riadfarnatchi.com.
Contributor Gina Baksa is a freelance lifestyle and features journalist with a focus on luxury brands and experiences. You can follow Gina’s travel adventures on @Travelscriber (Twitter), @ginabaksa (Instagram), www.ginabaksa.com, and www.ginabaksa.journoportfolio.com.