The Oberoi, Marrakech Hotel Spotlight

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The Oberoi, Marrakech Hotel Spotlight


A bustling crossroads of African, Arab, and European cultures, the traditional metropolis of Marrakech has the power to dazzle and overwhelm its guests abruptly. But life strikes at a slower tempo within the metropolis outskirts only a 25-minute drive away the place The Oberoi, Marrakech is positioned. For vacationers who need to get misplaced within the souks but in addition lounge poolside below olive timber, the Moroccan outpost created by India’s iconic luxurious resort firm gives the most effective of each worlds.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ERIKA HOBART OF @erikaexplores ON ASSIGNMENT FOR PASSPORT MAGAZINE

A Palace with Picturesque Views

Oberoi Marrakech views

Stepping into The Oberoi looks like being welcomed into the house of royalty. After being served contemporary mint tea, visitors are escorted to a lobby that reveals the property’s majestic views of the Atlas Mountains and surrounding 28 acres of cyprus, olive and orange timber—The Oberoi enlisted the designer behind Marrakech’s well-known Jardin Majorelle to create its immaculately landscaped grounds.

Most of the resort’s 84 rooms are personal villas dotted throughout the gardens. Guests can borrow a bicycle or request a golf buggy pickup to navigate the expansive property, which incorporates three eating places, a bar, an indoor and out of doors pool and a floating spa by itself physique of water.

Ancient Morocco-Inspired Architecture

Oberoi Marrakech architecture

More than 200 of the most effective artisans throughout the nation have been enlisted to assemble The Oberoi—a painstaking course of that took a number of years. Through their skills and meticulous consideration to element, a resort resembling a 14th-century Moroccan palace was constructed from the bottom up.

Oberoi Marrakech architecture
Oberoi Marrakech architecture

The Oberoi’s courtyard is especially beautiful: a marble masterpiece adorned with intricate cedar wooden carvings and colourful zellij (mosaic tilework). If the house seems acquainted, it’s as a result of it’s a tribute to Madrasa Ben Youssef, a historic Islamic faculty that’s now one of the well-known monuments in Marrakech.

Fine Dining With an Indian Focus

Oberoi Marrakech dining
Oberoi Marrakech dining

Rivayat is the primary fine-dining Indian restaurant in Marrakech and alone price a go to to The Oberoi. Under the management of famend Michelin-starred chef Rohit Ghai, its menu boasts a variety of dishes delicately spiced however bursting with taste. All of the curries are an absolute dream.

The worldwide restaurant, Tamimt, additionally serves Indian favorites alongside Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes. It’s the one place within the metropolis the place it’s attainable to order an Indian breakfast, from an à la carte menu that features classics like chole puri and masala dosa. Otherwise, visitors have Moroccan and English breakfast choices to select from, in addition to a buffet that includes cold-pressed juices, contemporary fruits and made-to-order eggs.

Oberoi Marrakech dining
Oberoi Marrakech dining

Come night, probably the most in-demand seats are at Vue, the aptly named cocktail and wine bar that overlooks the Atlas Mountains and, on most days of the yr, guarantees an excellent sundown.

An Oasis of Healing & Peace

Oberoi Marrakech pool
Oberoi Marrakech

The Oberoi Spa floats by itself mini island, surrounded by reeds and orchards. To entry the two,000-square-meter house, visitors should cross a bridge—a symbolic design aspect that represents the beginning of a visitor’s wellness journey. Both Moroccan and The Oberoi’s signature therapies can be found within the serene setting, all carried out in remedy suites with views of the water. For those that like to remain energetic throughout their vacation, a wide range of lessons can be found to take at each the fitness center and yoga studio.

About the writer: Erika Hobart is a Japanese-American journey photographer and journalist primarily based in Marrakech (however usually elsewhere). Her work has been featured by National Geographic, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and Fodor’s Travel.

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