Swap the Slopes for the Souks at the Sumptuous El Fenn in Morocco
Following the Moroccan government’s announcement today that the country will reopen its borders to international visitors on Monday February 7, now is the time to book that long-awaited foray to exotic Marrakech. Book a stay at El Fenn, the most dazzling of Marrakech’s boutique hotels, which revealed a stunning expansion earlier last year.
With its trademark blend of cool and a distinct feeling of home-away-from-home, El Fenn offers the perfect base from which to explore the city’s sights or to hide away, relaxing in the bounteous cosy nooks and enjoying its exceptional hospitality. What’s more, February is a great time to visit with highs of 68ºF by day – perfect for stocking up on Vitamin D and treats from the souks.
El Fenn co-partner Madeline Weinrib comments: “After a testing time for all in hospitality in Morocco, we are so thrilled to be welcoming our North American guests back to enjoy the delights of El Fenn. February is a fabulous month to visit with warm temperatures by day and cosy evenings next to the fire by night, and of course El Fenn is looking more gorgeous and as vibrant as ever. I’m looking forward to getting back out there to immerse myself in the food, the art and the shopping that I’ve so missed, and of course staying again in my home-from-home.”
A hidden gem, set in the heart of Marrakech’s medina, El Fenn boasts photogenic vistas of colonnaded balconies with billowing drapes, sun-dappled courtyards, lantern-lit trails and a family of friendly tortoises, as well as a labyrinth of stunning suites in a striking colour palette, one of the hotel’s defining features. Facilities abound in the 12 traditional courtyard houses the hotel connects, with an array of inviting pools, a stylish boutique, an indulgent spa with hammam, two bars and a restaurant. However, it is El Fenn’s vast roof terrace that really sets it apart.
With its panoramic views of the Marrakech cityscape and the Atlas Mountains beyond, it is the place for sunset cocktails, a romantic meal under twinkling lights or for lounging on the enormous day beds and soaking up the chilled vibes high above the bustling medina.
A double room at El Fenn (el-fenn.com Tel 00212 524 44 1210), including breakfast and afternoon tea, costs from $450 per night.
Or opt for a 2-night package – price from US$800 (or US$400pp based on 2 sharing), including 2 nights’ B&B accommodation, welcome drinks, afternoon tea, an El Fenn Signature lunch for 2, a 40-minute massage or Hammam for 2, and airport transfers. Valid for bookings from 7-28 Feb 2022.