Located a short walk from Jemaa el Fna Square, a UNESCO heritage site, this intimate 37-room retreat is a legend in itself – founded by French mother and daughter pair Suzy and Helene Sebillon-Larochette in the 1940s as the first restaurant in the medina open to foreigners, and lovingly restored in the 1990s by Italian aristocrat, Count Fabrizio Ruspoli, to become the first boutique riad-hotel in Marrakech.
Here, you can walk in the footsteps of many famous visitors from celebrities to dignitaries who came to dine, including Ernest Hemingway, Jackie Kennedy, Rita Hayworth, Queen Ingrid of Denmark and Sir Winston Churchill, and rest amidst the aristocratic splendour of a traditional riad, graced with all the amenities and services of a luxury hotel.
Immerse in the charm of a bygone era and sumptuous comfort styled with an elegant blend of Moroccan and European design. Indulge in La Maison Arabe’s long tradition of refined Moroccan gastronomy, alongside international delights. Take part in the intricacies of Moroccan cuisine at the hotel’s world-renowned cooking school, where veteran local chefs divulge their age-old culinary secrets.
After a busy day exploring the historic sights and bustling souks, La Maison Arabe is the perfect realm to unwind – with a cocktail du jour at the piano-jazz bar, with a rejuvenating hammam and massage at the spa, or with a dip in a choice of two swimming pools, under the shade of olive trees, or in the oasis of a luxurious secret garden at the hotel’s own Country Club sanctuary. A short shuttle ride away in the exclusive Palmeraie suburb, the idyllic Country Club boasts a stunning kasbah, a traditional Berber tent and fragrant gardens with flower-filled fountains.
From its captivating warmth to its legendary culinary legacy, La Maison Arabe enchants all your senses with the indispensable pleasures of life.