Royal Man­sour

Hong Kong Tatler - - Features -

Oc­cu­py­ing more than three hectares within Mar­rakech’s 13th-cen­tury city walls, Royal Man­sour was con­ceived as a me­d­ina within the greater me­d­ina and com­mis­sioned by King Mo­hammed VI, who ac­ceded to the throne in 1999. The re­sort is one of the finest rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Moroc­can ar­chi­tec­ture and an­cient dec­o­ra­tive arts. It con­sists of 53 ri­ads, each decked out in beau­ti­ful silks, an­tiques, mar­quetry, beaten met­als, hand-crafted fur­ni­ture and geo­met­ric tiling called zel­lige. A net­work of un­der­ground tun­nels en­sures ef­fi­cient yet in­con­spic­u­ous ser­vice, with but­lers con­stantly on call. As well as the lovely court­yards, pools, li­braries and aro­matic Moor­ish gar­dens, there are three din­ing op­tions: La Grande Ta­ble Française, which is said to be the best French restau­rant in Africa, La Grande Ta­ble Maro­caine, and the all-day restau­rant La Ta­ble. ROYALMANSOUR.COM

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