We booked our tickets as soon as the hotel confirmed this feature for the magazine ESIMBI. My photographer from Paris, Alena joined me to make this trip a time to remember, and it certainly was.
I was looking forward to going back to Marrakech after 4 years. The flight was pleasant and fast. Yes, I slept through it. We landed on time and all I started to think about was if the hotel owner received my email about arranging the airport transfer, and she did.
Originally from Senegal and the French Caribbean, Meryanne Loum-Martin began her career in law in Paris. In 1985, she fell in love with the city of Marrakech, nicknamed the “red city” because of the color of its walls. She is not only stunning but also the most impressive woman I have met in a long time.
The driver was there and very professional. The airport is really stunning. I remember the train station in Fez as being the most beautiful public place I have seen in Africa. The ceilings and the details of the architecture reflect the culture and the warmth of the people.
We arrived in the Palmeraie of Marrakech fairly fast, it was better than the images. Camels chilling in the heat is just a casual afternoon. I promised myself a picture with them.
The boutique hotel has had many celebrity guests such as Brad Pitt, Giorgio Armani, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and here I arrived in these elegant and atypical villas.
I waited in the lounge whilst my room was being prepared. It was BIG!!! And the bathroom had a mirror who would make the every mirror jealous.
I jumped around with excitement and headed to my first lunch. Fresh food from the garden served in a luxury setting. It was delicious! I then walked around to take a few pictures whilst waiting for Alena who was landing from Paris a bit later.
As soon as she arrived, we started checking out the different houses, swimming pools around the hotel. And it was no disappointment. The architecture was extraordinary with art pieces from around Africa. I am so happy to share these images with you and truly hope you will be inspired as we were if you can visit this hotel.
We only stayed 4 days but really made the most of it. We also managed to take an afternoon off to visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Majorelle gardens.
YOGA BY THE POOL
I took my first class in London but Yoga by the pool beats it! A relaxed atmosphere for you to find your inner self.
THE GARDEN (one of them)
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
My meeting with Meryanne about her hotel Jnane Tamsna allowed me to know moe about her source of inspiration and her daily life. I loved every moment and truly look forward to going back!