Each week at Tatler Asia’s The Suite Spot, we showcase the world’s most over-the-top and extravagant hotel suites. This week, we look at the ultra-luxurious Riads at La Mamounia, one of the most exclusive hotels in Marrakech, Morocco—perhaps even the world

Suite Size: Each of the three Riads at La Mamounia cover 700 square metres, or 7,534 square feet

Suite Specs: Located deep in the heart of La Mamounia’s tropical gardens, the Riads offer a uniquely authentic and luxurious Moroccan experience. 

Featuring a master room, a king-size room and a twin room, each Riad can sleep up to six guests. There are also two living spaces, a private outdoor pool, a courtyard area adorned with Moroccan tiles and a colourful terrace that looks out to the snowy peaks of theAtlas Mountains or the hotel's gardens. 

Butler service is available around the clock for guests staying at one of La Mamounia’s Riads. 

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Suite Design:  In December 2020, La Mamounia reopened after a stunning renovation by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, co-founders of Paris-based studio Jouin Manku. “Many different architects have been involved in the history of La Mamounia and their work is still visible,” Jouin told Architectural Digest. “That’s what we liked: the mix of moods and styles. There are many secrets and surprises, like little gifts we have put everywhere for the guests to discover”

The hotel is characterised by an exotic garden of citrus trees, secular olive trees, rose bushes, cacti, bougainvilleas, fig and banana trees.

The hotel’s legendary history dates back to the 18th century, when King Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah offered each of his four sons a house and a garden as a wedding gift. The most famous was the one offered to Prince Mamoun, a kind of Gatsby of his time who was known to hold extraordinary garden parties. His name, of course, is what inspired La Mamounia.

The Riads at La Mamounia have found a sweet spot between maximalist and modern, staying true to its roots in Moroccan Royalty with rich textiles, intricate patterns and arched entryways that guide guide guests through the stately abode—which are balanced with clean finishings and contemporary comforts. 

 

Suite History: It’s no surprise Anna Sorokin—who for years pretended to be a wealthy German heiress under the name Anna Delvey—booked a stay at La Mamounia.

The notorious fraudster, who inspired the Netflix series Inventing Anna, had an insatiable appetite for fame and luxury, and La Mamounia has one of the most impressive guest lists. 

Celebrity guests at La Mamounia have included Charlie Chaplin, Kirk Douglas, Omar Sharif, Joan Collins, Martin Scorsese, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Helmut Kohl, Zinedine Zidane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elton John, Nicole Kidman, and, yes, as mentioned in the Netflix series, Khloé Kardashian.

Once, the hotel’s director even had to provide a made-to-measure bed for France’s lanky former president, Charles de Gaulle.

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