The Great Getaway Medina:

Marrakech-Medina, Morocco

Experience the romance and mystique of the ancient city of Marrakech with The Great Getaway Medina. Owners Christian and Ina Krug first teamed up with acclaimed German architect Moritz Theden for The Great Getaway Marrakech Hotel & Spa to open on the city outskirts at the end of this year. Their second venture has transformed a traditional Moroccan riad into an intimate six-room hotel for world travellers. Here, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the medina’s community, thanks to Ina Krug’s close relationships with the locals. Located in the heart of Marrakech’s historic Sidi Ben Slimane quarter, the palace has been painstakingly refurbished to preserve its traditional architectural style. It is filled with an elegant mix of exquisite furnishings handmade by local craftsmen from the souk that surrounds the property.

Immediately upon entering the property via the grand circular courtyard with its intricate carvings, flowing sheer white curtains, subdued lighting and star-shaped fountain, guests are enveloped by a sense of warmth and mysticism which is unmistakably Moroccan. The interiors are a celebration of traditional design, from the walls plastered in the silky Tadelakt style to the custom-made furnishings sourced from local artisans and cabinet-makers. The public spaces of the hotel are dotted with intimate alcoves and stone fireplaces, and illuminated by flickering candles and lanterns.

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