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Exotic luxury - El Fenn hotel, Marrakech



Dear readers, are you longing for a fabulous summer vacation at the moment? Well, who doesn’t! Especially after the pandemic years which things have been eased down so much now, I believe most of us are yearning for a much better summer vacation than ever! While I almost cannot recall when was the last excitement of a memorable summer vacation that I had since ages ago (apparently, I’ve been trapped for too long!), somehow something came across me that reignites my joy and excitement about a great summer vacation, not only it’s an exotic resort paradise, it’s also related to high fashion too! This time, I am taking you all to Marrakech, Morocco, to experience an exceptional exotic luxury in the El Fenn hotel.


©Cécile Treal


©Cécile Treal


Located at the heart of the medina, Marrakech, El Fenn is a deluxe boutique hotel that combines luxury, authenticity, art and lifestyle under one roof, the hotel has recently revealed their final stage of grand expansion by introducing a further 10 bedrooms, and the new art installation by Moroccan artist, Hassan Hajjaj, the new look of El Fenn now offers their guests a much spacious, relaxing and stylish experience to stay.


©Cécile Perrinet Lhermitte


©Cécile Perrinet Lhermitte


©Cécile Perrinet Lhermitte


The hotel featured 41 individually styled rooms and suites, each one are impeccably furnished with a tasteful combination of Moroccan ethnic art and contemporary chic elements, take a closer look with the thoughtfulness of the interior, the earthy and vivid color wall contrasts with the luxuriously upholstered furniture, the arty Moroccan art details from the interior accessories and rugs, that mixed with the contemporary design lighting even decorative objects, adding the spaciousness of the room, which gives their guests a one of the kind experience to enjoy the local ethnicity, artistry, the ultimate comfort and luxury indulgence, at the same time, you can also tell how much effort that the owners of this hotel has put in with such thoughtfulness and artistic details.


©Cécile Treal


©Cécile Treal


Besides the beauty of the hotel room, El Fenn also looks after the taste bud of their discerning guests, especially for those who are craving for the finest local cuisine, the hotel offers a relaxing restaurant and rooftop bar, which provides the most authentic and seasonal plant-based food (with meat and fish is also available too) that are made from freshly harvested fruits and vegetables from the local farms and markets, and cooked with the most authentic Moroccan style that combines with unique spices and aromas; to enjoy a better city view, one can always go up to the rooftop bar, and enjoy the breezy and resort atmosphere over a glass of specially made cocktail before hitting the hotel swimming pool or spa.


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©Mitchell van Voorbergen


To me, the most appealing part of the hotel is their boutique; as mentioned at the beginning that it’s related to high fashion, not only one can find the uniquely curated creations from home accessories to ceramics, jewellery and books that are made by local artisans, El Fenn has teamed up with the Italian fashion legend, Romeo Gigli, to showcase his first collection for the hotel in over a decade, the collection consists of a variety of clothing items from kaftans to jackets, shawls and dresses which reminiscent to his typical 1990s aesthetic.


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I have been a big fan of Romeo’s work during my youth and my early high fashion career, having been worked in his second line, G. Gigli, before, this news about his comeback to luxury fashion makes me even happier, only this time with more of a luxury exotic resort feel to it. For the menswear of Romeo Gigli (I mean back in the time that it’s designed by the designer himself), his famous feature is the drop-shoulder ‘A’ line silhouette with a bit of relaxed and elegant feel, matching with a pair of cigarette legged trousers; his signature use of exotic and ethnic color palette from earthy, rustic to vivid hues, luxurious fabrics such as velvet, silk and crispy cotton, mixes with his imaginative pattern that looks like hand-drawn art and embroidery work, sometimes in stripes as well, which makes his design exceptionally uniquely byzantine and beautiful, and being called as a Renaissance man of Italian fashion with much opulence, elegance and romance injected into his design and creation.


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So, before checking out from El Fenn, don’t forget to get yourself some unique and artistic souvenir, which will make your summer vacation much more memorable and having something special to remember about Marrakech.


©Cécile Treal


©Cécile Treal


Image courtesy of El Fenn hotel Marrakech / cover photo ©Cécile Perrinet Lhermitte




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