Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech launched cultural Berber experience package
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech has designed a new luxury accommodation package for guests wanting to learn more about the traditions and culture of the Berber people. Guests booking the five-star resort’s Berber Experience offer will discover the atmospheric Red City, find out about Moroccan culture from local residents and stay in a sumptuous private villa or suite architecturally inspired by traditional local riad designs.
As part of the Berber Experience package guests will have an opportunity to explore Atlas Mountains villages, where they will be served a delicious lunch in a local resident’s home and learn first-hand about the lifestyle and culture of the Berber, making this a truly memorable moment.
Also included in the package is a guided biking tour of either the expansive Palmeraie oasis or the Red City’s medina, where a labyrinth of alleyways leads to the main square. Surrounding souks are filled with seemingly endless shaded passageways lined with colourful shops selling handicrafts and antiques. Other sights include the city’s historic palaces, gardens and Koutoubia mosque, which has an ancient Minbar (pulpit).
At the resort, guests can relax in their elegant Villa or Infinity Pool Suite nestled within 20 hectares of secluded, lush gardens. The new Beldi Breakfast served to guests in-room is a serene way to start the day, and another opportunity to discover Morocco through its flavoursome cuisine.
The Berber Experience package starts at EUR 970 per night, and includes:
- Minimum three-night stay in a private Villa or Infinity Pool Suite
- Full daily buffet breakfast for two served in the resort’s Le Salon Berbère restaurant
- One Moroccan Beldi Breakfast for two served in-room
- Two traditional Moroccan hammam rituals of one hour each
- Berber village visit, including one traditional lunch for two served in a Berber home
- Half-day biking tour of the medina or the Palmeraie for two
- High-speed Internet access
- Round trip transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport
- Fast Track through the airport
The Berber Experience package is available all year round. Prices are based on double occupancy in the Villa or Infinity Pool Suite categories for a minimum three-night stay.
Reservations can be made online at www.mandarinoriental.com
About Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech is set among 20 hectares of landscaped gardens filled with the scent of 100,000 roses, with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains providing a stunning backdrop. Located just 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of the city and the historic Medina, the hotel offers 54 private villas inspired by Berber and Andalusian-Arabic influences, all with secluded walled gardens, swimming pools and hot tubs, extensive areas for sunbathing and shaded alfresco dining. A further nine spectacular suites, seven with their own rooftop plunge pool, feature panoramic vistas of the gardens and the surrounding countryside. There are a variety of exceptional restaurants and bars, and a world-class spa offering the Group’s renowned signature treatments as well as treatments inspired by Moroccan traditions. The luxury experience is completed by the group’s unparalleled service, allied to the best traditions and hospitality of the Moroccan Kingdom.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 33 hotels and six residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.