Just a short car ride from Marrakech’s medina, and at the base of the Atlas Mountains, sits one of the newest additions to the city’s luxe lodging options.
The Selman Marrakech was designed by Jacques Garcia, mastermind behind the 2009 refurbishment of the city’s famous La Mamounia. The Selman opened in May with 56 rooms and 5 private riads, complete with private gardens and heated pools.
The hotel stretches across 15 acres and has two restaurants, three bars, a 260-foot pool, a hammam and a 13,000-square-foot spa with seven treatment rooms.
But perhaps the property’s most interesting features are the state-of-the-art stables that house 16 stunning Arabian horses. You can schedule a horse ride through the desert, or relax outside listening to hooves on grass as the horses prance in their paddocks.
Outside, the Selman is palatial, sporting red brick elegance. Inside, the decor is dramatic, with grand chandeliers, ornate entryways and studded furniture. Black and white ornate tiling blankets floors, walls and pillars and some areas have suede walls.
Prices start from $530/per night.
photo credits: Selman Marrakech