Picture this: you're sitting poolside with your toes in the cool waters, fresh fruit at your fingertips, and not a single soul around. You lay back, staring up at the white-washed arches of La Mamounia Marrakech and wonder, when the hell did my life get so damn awesome?
Well, dear traveler, it got awesome when you read this article and realized you needed to book a room here, stat. Located far away from all your #firstworldproblems, this stunning hotel is our top pick in Morocco, promising serious luxury from the over-sized spa to your opulent guest room. Situated in the heart of the imperial city within a 17-acre park, the celebrity-frequented Jemaa El Fna square is just a five-minute walk away. The hotel itself is huge — a legendary palace that's been completely redesigned by acclaimed designer, Jacques Garcia. The authentic Moroccan style has been combined with new technology to feature four restaurants, five bars, spacious suites, intricate tilework, and just about every creature comfort you can imagine. Blogger ohhcouture did an excellent job of making us all super jealous when she visited, in a series of instas that had us seriously considering relocating there permanently.
But let's start small — you can book a room from around $550 USD a night. If you want to really splash out, we recommend renting the 7,500-square-foot riad complete with three bedrooms, two moroccan salons, a private swimming pool and private terraces. Oh yeah, and there's butler service too. Sure, it's over $7000 USD per night, but between six friends, that's only a little over a grand each. Pocket change...right?