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Tigmiza Suites & Pavillions
Why Stay At Tigmiza Suites & Pavillions
Set in the posh, palm-sprinkled Palmeraie neighborhood, this family-owned and operated 27-room casbah retreat has the warmth and personalization of a guesthouse and the luxury of a five-star hotel.
Just 15 minutes from the bustling medina, in the quiet Palmeraie district, this hotel is replete with palms, olive, and orange trees. Tigmiza comprises 27 rooms in three distinct settings: the central casbah is laid out like a riad, with 10 suites facing a courtyard; three flats with terraces are cocooned within a bamboo grove; and the 14 Village lodges, each with 1,600 square feet and a private pool, are ideal for families. In Berber, Tigmiza means "Iza's home"—Iza is the owner, her aunt is the GM, and other relatives contributed to the process. Expect Moroccan hospitality with international influences: suites include L'Anglaise, La Chinoise, and L'Indienne; there's a lounge called Masai; the restaurant serves Moroccan and French cuisine; the spa has an authentic hammam. Stop by Skybar for early-evening cocktails, watching the sunset over the palm trees that give the neighborhood its name.
Visit Le Bar Anglais, which hosts complimentary cigar and whisky tastings nightly at 6:30 p.m., accompanied by a live pianist once a week.
Learn to make Moroccan favorites like lemon chicken with olives at cooking classes held in the main dining room everyday from 10 a.m. to noon. Book one day in advance with the concierge. $80 per person, including a full meal.
Arrive at Marrakesh-Menara International Airport (RAK) which is approximately 6 miles from the hotel. Anticipate between 20 and 30 minutes of travel time depending on traffic.Douar Laghribate, Bab Atlas Palmeraie, Marrakech, Morocco
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa with Hammam
- Fitness Room
- Outdoor Pool
- Sun Deck
- Steam Room
- Cooking Classes
- Concierge Services
- Babysitting Services (fee)
- Individually Designed
- Air Conditioning
- Complimentary Wifi
- Flat-screen TVs
- Welcome Amenities
- Bathrobes + Slippers
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Hair Dryers
- Mini Bars
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Terrace Bar
- Cigar + Whisky Tastings
- Live Musical Entertainment
- 2 person max occupancy. Up to 1 child under 12 may share for an additional $70/night
- Welcome drink
- VIP treatment
- Complimentary access to fitness center
Why We Love Marrakech
The Red City, named for its ample sandstone and terra-cotta, is a shopping mecca for fashion designers and a nightlife destination for the international jet set. Beyond its vibrant souks, the medina's main square, Djemaa el-Fna, is thronged day and night with a circus of snake charmers, monkeys, and acrobats.
79 Derb Sidi Ahmed Soussi.
Dinner for two $200.
Best Shopping: Located just along the road to the Saadian tombs, Centre Artisanal is Marrakech's answer to a department store. It sells nothing but handicrafts, from hand-woven rugs to Berber jewelry and kaftans, and the prices are fixed, thus eliminating the hassle of haggling in the souk.
7 Derb Baissi.
Best Views: The collection inside Maison de la Photographie contains some of the earliest photos ever taken in Morocco, dating from 1870 to 1950. Visit the roof terrace café for a mint tea and views over the entire medina, with the Atlas Mountains in the background.
46 Rue Souk Ahal Fès.
Best Day Trip: Majorelle, a 12-acre botanical garden, was designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1924 and later restored by Yves Saint Laurent. Wander among its signature cobalt-blue walls, embellished with fountains and koi ponds. It's a 20-minute drive from the hotel; arrange a taxi or rental car through the concierge.
Rue Yves Saint Laurent.
Why Go Now
April 5-7, 2013
Marrakech Grand Prix
Last year marked the first Moroccan driver on the podium, so excitement is high for this round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, held at the Marrakech Street Circuit. The race will be accompanied by concerts and parties.
International Magic Festival
Performances by international illusionists and magicians, including acts from Las Vegas, Beijing, and Monte Carlo, thrill audiences at the Royal Theatre and on streets throughout the city.
June 20-24, 2013
National Festival of Popular Arts
For five days, a celebration of Morocco's arts is held mostly in the historical El Badi Palace ruins and Djemaa el-Fna. The spectacle includes an energetic parade of fire-swallowers, fortune tellers, and belly dancers.
June 20-23, 2013
Gnaoua World Music Festival
Consider it Morocco's answer to Woodstock: each year the city of Essaouira devotes its maze of streets, lovely beaches, and vibrant public squares to Gnaoua music, a mixture of sub-Saharan African, Berber, and Sufi religious songs and rhythms.