Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
8:00 AM 6th June 2021

Marrakech’s Truly ‘Unique’ Luxury Hotel

The elegant palace of Selman Marrakech rises out of the desert at the foot of the Atlas Mountains…..little wonder, therefore, that it houses its own stud farm complete with a private collection of stunning Arabian thoroughbreds.

Boasting 55 stunning rooms, suites and villas, a colonnaded portico entrance and magnificent 80m pool in the manicured gardens, the Selman Marrakech provides a safe destination for UK travellers in a country with an excellent COVID response, and the potential for a private, secluded retreat in one of the hotel’s five luxurious villas.
The entire hotel pays tribute to the elegant Arabian horses that reside in the paddocks and stables. ‘Selman’ was the original sire of a line of purebred horses, and the owners of Selman Marrakech, a Moroccan family, have chosen to recreate this awe-inspiring equine lineage as well as recreate the golden age of Moroccan culture within the property.

Rooms, Suites & Villas
Selman Marrakech has 50 rooms, five suites and five private villas, all embracing an Arab-Moorish atmosphere with refined textures, fine fabrics and traditional furnishing blending into a warm and homely spirit, with luxury in every detail.

The 50 Superior, Deluxe and Prestige rooms all have terraces overlooking either the pool or the hotel gardens.

The five exceptional villas give guests the experience of a traditional Moroccan residence, steeped in elegance. Each peaceful haven boasts a private swimming pool and garden as well as a personal butler available to fulfil every need. The villas range from 580-700m2.

Culinary Experience
The four restaurants and two bars provide an eclectic culinary experience for every type of diet.

‘Assyl’ offers Moroccan gastronomy in its most authentic and rich form. Majestic decoration and discrete service reinforce the greatness of the cuisine. Dishes blend tradition with modern flavours, with respect and local savoir-faire……then there is the eventing venue ‘Le Selman’, ‘Le Pavillion’ , a perfect spot for lunch, ‘The Pool’ offering international and Mediterranean light dishes and cocktails, and ‘Selman Bar’ with its electro-lounge music and jazz.

Chenot Spa
One of only five hotels in the world to have a Chenot Spa, the facility at Selman Marrakech offers a new approach to regaining rhythm and balance for mind and body. The 1,200m2 spa is reminiscent of a traditional Turkish bath and includes seven treatment rooms, four hydrotherapy rooms, a hydro-massage pool, two heated outdoor pools, a gym and a spa boutique. Guests can enjoy the spa for a few hours or for several days, following the famous Chenot Method, developed over 45 years by Henri Chenot.

Selman Arabians
Selman Marrakech is unlike any other luxury hotel, thanks to the thoroughbred Arabian horses that it houses. Guests can visit the stud farm and meet the international prize-winning horses. The owners are driven by a real passion for the Arabian breed, one of the oldest and most noble horse breeds in the world.