NEARBY DIVERSIONS INCLUDE GOLF, HORSE AND CAMEL RIDING
[dropcap size=small]N[/dropcap]estled in the exclusive Palmeraie region of Morocco, Taj Palace Marrakech is set on 55 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The backdrop features an exclusive view of the Atlas Mountains, showing off the unique desert and mountainous terrains of the region.
Surrounded by palm trees and olive groves, the property is crafted with a blend of Moroccan and Indian themes. The architecture of vaulted ceilings tells the history of the Moroccan people who are a blend of Moorish, Arabian and Venetian cultures. The 161 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, all feature spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains, the desert landscape, or the pool and gardens. The rooms are spread between the main palace and four exclusive Riads, or interior gardens known for their privacy. Entering into one of these traditional gardens is like a sanctuary reserved for reflection. Each Riad usually houses lemon and orange trees that add to the floral and spice aromas.
Taj Palace Marrakech lies in a region influenced by different cultures through time. Each culture left an imprint on every aspect of Moroccan life, including the food. Restaurant choices include Rumi, which offers a traditional western dining experience with cuisine that is a mix of contemporary Moroccan flavors with Mediterranean influences. Mantra, the Pan-Asian signature restaurant, is a dining event that takes guests from the traditions of Morocco to Asian flair. The themed dining room is decorated with carpets in hues of saturated purple, hanging lamps and Asian artwork. The menu features entrees from India, Thailand, Japan and China prepared in a show kitchen.
If guests are looking for a traditional Moroccan dining experience then Menzah is the best option. The walls are decorated with tapestries flowing into the Persian rugs lining the floors. Those dining at Menzah can relax on pillows and smoke hookah while sitting poolside. The offering of local and international fare enhances the Mediterranean cuisine. The Sunset Bar takes visitors on magic carpet ride, void of chairs; the bar offers soft pillows and Persian rugs under a tent like structure.
For those seeking more excitement they should look no further than the Bombay Club. Painted in colors of green and blue, the Bombay Club offers guest a rustic island getaway while in Morocco. Guest can cool off with a fine cognac and relax while smoking a premium cigar. The Bombay Club features billiard tables for wasting the day away playing pool.
Maintaining health and beauty are important parts of Moroccan culture which the Taj Palace Marrakech shares with its visitors. Receive the royal treatment at Jiva Grande Spa and take advantage of the 14 treatment rooms, Indian therapies, signature treatments, Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. There are also indoor and outdoor pools; a fitness center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and personal trainers; a dedicated yoga temple; jogging track and biking trails.
Nearby diversions include golf on three acclaimed courses, horse, camel and quad-bike riding; and hot-air balloon rides. Other facilities include four conference and banquet rooms and a kids club.
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