Bohemian chic are key words to describe this trendy boutique hotel, whose name means art in local Arabic dialect. El Fenn combines the indulgence of a hip hotel with the heritage of seven traditional courtyard houses and one of the finest contemporary art collections in Morocco. A riot of color, the décor is Moroccan with contemporary and retro twists.
El Fenn, 2 Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, Marrakesh, Morocco +212 524 44 12 10
Hip and cool Riad Mena is a creative city outpost. But it’s the unusual design — courtesy Philomena Schurer Merckoll and Romain Michel Meniere — that makes Riad Mena stand out amongst Marrakech’s many riads, with its subtle mix of Moroccan touches combined with mid-century modernist furniture, all found in the local flea markets.
Riad Mena, 70 Derb Jdid, Marrakesh, Morocco +212 524 38 18 28
Tucked behind some of the most elegant doors in Marrakech, there are no rooms at the upscale Royal Mansour, but rather 53 private riads. Each of the riads has been individually furnished by craftsmen from Marrakech, Essaouira, Fès and Meknès, with wood panelling, zellige tiling, tadlakt and plasterwork demonstrating the infinite variety of Moroccan decorative arts. Every riad is different — owing to the selection of furniture and the way it is arranged, the choice of fabrics and colors, and the lighting design.
Rue Abou Abbas el Sebti, Marrakesh, Morocco, +212 529 808 080
Taken from the Indian word soul of me, Riad Jaaneman is an intimate escape in one of the best areas of the Marrakech medina: five stylish suites that overlook the central courtyard, where a plunge pool is shaded by towering banana and palm trees.
Riad Jaaneman, 12 Derb Sraghna, Marrakech, Morocco, +212 524 38 21 64
Calling itself your home away from home in Marrakech, this is a trendy retreat with seven rooms: each stylishly and uniquely decorated, and without any details overlooked.
Riad 72, Arset Azwel, Marrakesh, Morocco, +212 524 38 76 29