Dramatically encircled by red walls and flanked by impressive snow-capped mountains, this beautiful Morrocan city welcomes a new gem with the opening of The Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
Lanterns and classical Arabian musicians set the mood at Le Restaurant at La Maison Arabe, where traditional Berber cuisine, local delights and innovative dishes such as saffron-infused lamb with orange are served. lamaisonarabe.com
The Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech (pictured below), which is located handily close to the Marrakech Royal Golf Club, sits amid 20 hectares of beautiful gardens filled with 100,000 plants. The newest addition to Marrakech hospitality was designed by French duo Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier. mandarinoriental.com
Visit hammam Les Bains de Marrakech for a quick 30-minute massage or a full day of pampering. The couples treatments are particularly popular. lesbainsdemarrakech.com
The Palmeraie is a 13,000-hectare district on the fringe of the city filled with 150,000 palm trees. Admire the verdant greenery and stunning architecture on a leisurely camel ride.