News: Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakech Best in Africa, 6th in the World
The American luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler published on Monday, October 7, their ranking for the Reader’s Choice Awards. Royal Mansour Hotel placed as the best hotel in Africa and the 6th best hotel in the world.
Reader’s Choice Awards is an annual survey that the magazine launched in 32 years ago. It lists the best 50 hotels, resorts, cities, islands, and cruise lines around the world. The magazine bases its rankings on the votes of more than 600,000 travelers.
Conde Nast Traveler wrote a review about the Marrakchi hotel, describing it as “a swoon-worthy showpiece of Moroccan decorative art.”
The hotel is comprised of 53 individual riads, each with a courtyard, a living room, a bedroom, and a private rooftop terrace.
Facilities provided by Royal Mansour are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas, and two restaurants: La Grande Table Marocaine and La Grande Table Française.
The hotel also implemented an underground tunnel system which the staff, dressed as “genie-like butlers,” use to travel around the hotel unseen.
Royal Mansour has won many awards in recent years, marking it as the best hotel in Morocco and Africa, and one of the best hotels worldwide.
In 2017, Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Travel Award selected the Moroccan hotel as the best hotel spa in the world.
Royal Mansour was not the only Moroccan hotel on this year’s list. La Mamounia Hotel, also in Marrakech, ranked 28th best hotel in the world.
Marrakech is known as the tourist capital of Morocco, receiving more than 2 million tourists every year. Celebrities regularly visit the ochre city to celebrate their birthdays, most recently the American rapper Ludacris and the pop singer Madonna.
By YAHIA HATIM