La Mamounia Re-Opens!
After a loooong three-year, $175MM renovation (and badly needed at that, according to TripAdvisor reports), the famed Marrakesh hotel La Mamounia re-opened its doors last week. A bunch of new, lavish hotels have opened in Marrakesh in the last few years ( Amanjena and Villa Rose Sultan come to mind).
French designer Jacques Garcia (the man behind the Royal Monceau – now also closed for renovation – and Costes hotels in Paris) was hired to give the hotel a facelift. Apparently, the interiors have changed dramatically…it is left to be seen if returning guests will balk or breathe a sigh of relief.
The historical state-owned hotel, which opened in 1923, now boasts 136 rooms and 71 suites, a 27,000 square foot spa, three restaurants, five bars and 20 acres of gardens. Oh, and of course higher prices.
In honor of the grand re-opening, La Mamounia is offering special hotel packages including spa treatments, transfers, breakfasts and guided tours. Sounds good to me! Check details on their website or go to the Leading Hotels of The World website to get 20% off on a suite!.