Did you know that Marrakech is home to one of the most sumptuous palaces in the world? La Mamounia has been crowned Best Hotel in the World and Best Hotel in Africa by the highly respected Conde Nast Traveler magazine in 2021. Discover this jewel of Morocco and let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the place.
A History of beauty
It was in the 17th century that the history of Mamounia began. The place is then only a vast garden belonging to Sultan Ben Abdellah which borders the ramparts of the old city. The sultan decides to design new gardens there and gives them to his son as a wedding gift. They then took the name of arsal el mamoun and the prince had an innovative system developed there to irrigate his sublime present.
Having become the property of the ONCF, the site gradually became a hotel and the first wing (the koutoubia wing) was built there in 1923 with around fifty rooms.
During its existence, the hotel has known different styles and many restorations until the last one, between 2006 and 2009, when the architect Jacques Garcia (CF: Hotel Costes) is in charge of the works. The La Mamounia palace regains all its splendor of yesteryear with an Arab-Moorish style that gives the place unparalleled charm.
A palace from another dimension:
The 5-star hotel is one of the most beautiful buildings in Marrakech. It offers a superb view of the minaret of the famous Koutoubia mosque as well as the nearby Atlas Mountains. Located a stone’s throw from the Jeema El Fna square, the Mammounia is now a luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms and suites.
There is a 2500 m² spa, a 1500 m² vegetable garden supplying the 4 restaurants of the palace, a casino, and gardens of impressive beauty and diversity… In all, more than 800 people are every day at the service of the prestigious clients of the La Mamounia Hotel and who work for the reputation of the establishment.
La Mamounia: A Palace of fame
The fame of La Mamounia goes well beyond the borders of Morocco and people come from afar to taste oriental luxury and have been doing so for decades now. It is thus historical figures of politics (Churchill, De Gaulle, Chirac, Nixon, Raegan…) and of the arts (Chaplin, Piaf, Aznavour, Brasseur, Ravel…) who have stayed there or still have their habits there today.