TAJ to take over former Mandarin Oriental Marrakech, slated to open by end of the year

Indian hospitality group TAJ will take over the former Mandarin Oriental Jnan Rahma, Marrakech project which was due to open last year. The resort hotel covers 7 hectares is situated at the foot of Atlas mountain, in Marrakech’s Palmeraie district. Taj will manage the resort hotel which is owned by Indian based Apeejay Surrendra Group.

Comprised of 161 guest rooms including 25 suites and one royal suite, Taj Palace Marrakech will offer panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and the verdant palm gardens of Marrakech’s Palmeraie district. The décor is inspired by the country’s aristocratic Berber Kasbahs, the grandeur of Ottoman architecture as well as a fusion of Oriental influences with Indian pomp.  Along with several speciality restaurants, the hotel will also house a grand Jiva Spa spanning over 40,000sq ft replete with Ayurveda rooms, hammams and a fitness centre.