Walking into the Riad Hayati is like entering the pages of a luxury feature of Traveller or Elle Deco magazine- the epitome of style and elegance.
After the madness of the medina, gentle and ultra-polite Abdel opens the unassuming ‘secret’ door of the Riad and you enter the central courtyard into an oasis of calmness and serenity of cool white marble, fountains with scattered rose petals, and a huge banana tree adding an exotic splash of colour.
Every turn takes you to a new little alcove or salon, all decorated with exquisite works of art – from Ottoman tapestries to Berber chests, and a recently acquired antique wooden carved horse - collected by the worldly, sophisticated and generous host, Ron Ciccone. The powerfully sensual experience is complemented by soft music and scented candles.
There are four main guest rooms, all with exotic tadlakt bathrooms with plunge pool–size tubs, and two have fireplaces. The Palm Suite annex is a mini-palazzo carved out of two adjacent houses, with a private courtyard and a roof terrace which houses an ‘open air’ four poster bed for romantics and star gazers.
The service is faultless and the meals delectable. A must-stay for anyone visiting Marrakech.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Hayati Marrakech
- Riad Hayati Hotel Marrakech