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A piece of Asia transported to Marrakech

Opened in January, the new Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the first venture of this luxury hotel chain – created by actor Robert De Niro, film producer Meir Teper and chef Nobu Matsuhisa – on the African continent.

The hotel opened on the site of the former Pearl Marrakech, in the Hivernage district, very close to the vibrant labyrinth of colors and scents of the Djemaa el-Fna square, in the heart of the medina.

And it aspires to combine the unmistakable Asian imprint of the brand with the cultural heritage of the city.

Interiors pay homage to the building’s past, and Moroccan craftsmanship, with a subtle touch of contemporary Japanese design.

The suites, 71 in total with prices starting at 340 euros, are an example of this fusion of styles, which is joined by a panoramic view over the city and the Koutoubia mosque, the largest in Marrakesh.

The Nobu Suite is the jewel in the crown. It accommodates up to six people, in a penthouse with its own bar and a balcony with dramatic views of the Atlas Mountains.

From the hotel’s offer, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, the signature restaurant Nobu stands out, where in addition to classics such as Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with jalapeño, new dishes created by chef Nobu Matsuhisa are also served. , using locally sourced flavors and ingredients.

The panoramic terrace is centered around a circular swimming pool, with a 360 degree view of the city, including the ancient walls that surround the medina, and has a sushi bar and a restaurant serving seasonal Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes.

The hotel also houses one of the largest spas in the Nobu portfolio, with two thousand square meters, where guests can enjoy relaxation areas, an indoor heated pool lined with mosaics, hammams, jacuzzis, steam baths, saunas and treatments inspired by the Japanese and Moroccan traditions.

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