Buzzworthy: Riad Meriem Opens in Marrakech, Morocco

September 20, 2007 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Riad Meriem A new luxury hotel has located in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech, the oldest quarter dating back to the 11th century. Almost impossibly chic, the new Riad Meriem is comprised of five opulent suites, individually designed to perfection. (Expect state-of-the-art technology, like sound systems with iPod and Bose speakers, and free broadband WiFi Internet access.) The New York-based owner and designer, Thomas Hays, created this high-end boutique with the art lover in mind; the property showcases marvelous oriental textiles and paintings. Centered around a patio with an oriental plunge pool, the Riad Meriem was magically restored by Marrakechi artisans with lush gardens and cool running water to create an intoxicating oasis. The bougainvillea-draped terrace-- surrounded by olive trees, jasmine, and pomegranate bushes-- is ideal for sunbathing. Watch the sun rise over the Atlas Mountains while enjoying a lovely breakfast, and in the evenings, dine by candlelight. In the chimney lounge, sip an aperitif by an open fire. You can score introductory rates of $210 per night (through December 14) if you book by November 1, 2007.

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