I’m daydreaming of Marrakech on this rainy summer day. Morocco is definitely on my bucket list and if I’m going to daydream, then why not dream high end? The Selman Marrakech seems like a wonderful choice for a daydream.
The hotel opened in The red brick exterior belies the interior design, handled by architect Jacques Garcia, that displays that distinctive French flair.The lobby sets the tone with an eclectic mix: a marble table from Versace’s home mixes with a Tiffany lamp and a grand Turkish chandelier. Traditional archways and mosaic columns give the place a serene and regal vibe.
The sprawling property offers 56 guest rooms and five roomy riads. Antique carpets mix with Napoleon III-inspired chairs and ebony plasterwork. The hotel is unified by a gray and silver color scheme but each room offers a bright burst of color. Zellige-style bathrooms are minimalist and beautifully contrasted by gleaming chrome fixtures.
The spectacular Olympic pool – the longest in Marrakech – is the biggest draw here. The pool is surrounded by luxury four-poster daybeds and towering palms. Surprisingly, the hotel also has a stable of 16 Arabian show ponies. Owner Abdeslam Bennani Smires is a proud rider and offers some of his private stable up to guests. After your ride, luxuriate the numerous treatments available in the Henri Chenot spa.
B.P 24 530 Marrakech Atlas
Km 5, Route d’Amizmiz
Marrakech 40160, Morocco
Rooms from $450.