- Amanjena “peaceful paradise” is an opulent resort four miles outside Marrakech. Set around an ornamental lake, petal-strewn fountains and two reflecting pools, 32 richly decorated domed Pavilion suites and 7 Maisons feature living rooms with wood burning fireplaces and courtyard gazebos representing contemporary interpretations of Moroccan traditions.
- Inspired by the rose-hued buildings of old Marrakech and its 12th-century Menara gardens, and with Moorish heritage reflected throughout the pisé-walled resort, palatial Amanjena feels more like an ancient sultan’s palace than a hotel – not only the setting but also the impeccable service helps reinforce this fantasy.
- Set amidst verdant gardens Amanjena offers calm and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech centre.
- Exceptional dining with varied cuisines, from Moroccan and Italian to Japanese.
- Ideal for families, with a magnificent main swimming pool and children’s activities.
- Your dedicated GEM, a personal assistant to accompany you before and throughout your stay.
- Sublime spa with two hammams and treatments using local herbs and therapeutic argan oil.
- Direct access to 18 hole Amelkis golf course; minutes from Al Maaden and Marrakech Royal golf clubs.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
This ‘fully preserved historic town’, as UNESCO has called it, is a World Heritage Site. It presents a captivating world of winding lanes, fondouks (inns), hammams (steam baths) and souks (shops) of every kind. Hop aboard sidecars and let your private insider show you Marrakech. Just share your centers of interest such as architecture, food or photography and our insiders will tailor-make an off the beaten path journey to a more authentic side of the Red City and its region. Full of vivid colors and enchanting scents, take a glimpse at the Medina’s local life comfortably seated in our vintage sidecars. You can also choose to take a break from this frenziness while riding in the mythical palm grove with its thousands palm trees and beautiful viewpoints on the jbilets mountains. The old french neighborhood of Gueliz is also of great interest with its art deco buildings and remainings of the 1930’s local life. Each sidecar can take up to 2 passengers. Your insider will handle the driving so you can relax and fully appreciate the experience.
One of the busiest squares in Africa bustles with vendors, dancers, acrobats and musicians by day, and transforms into an open-air restaurant at night.
A gentle one and a half hour walk through traditional Berber villages and verdant terraced fields, with an authentic lunch in the true Moroccan spirit and tradition. This pleasant one-hour or 60-kilometre drive heading south along the road to Ouarzazate provides a
beautiful introduction to Morocco. Pass by small communities, catch a glimpse of rural life, and slowly become a part of it as you arrive at the tiny village of L’Arbaa Tighdouine. The escorted walk heads down to the picturesque river gorge, crossing a simple bridge then proceeding up the stony mountain slopes towards the village, which is perched at the top. The panoramic views of the landscape from here as the settlement unfolds arefascinating. Explore the paths outside the mud-walled houses, before experiencing the hospitality of one of the owners of these traditional houses and relishing an authentic Moroccan lunch. Be ready for a full tour of the house and discover the straw-woven Hammams and earthen bread ovens.
Just 40 minutes’ drive from Marrakech, embark on an exciting and thrilling off-road trip on a quad bike to discover the semi-lunar terrain and simmering stony desert of Agafay. Breathtaking views open up as the ride passes through plateaus backed by the majestic High Atlas mountains. An exquisite oasis, nestled into the arid hills, along which run the oued river beds, provides an idyllic haven for lunch at laPause.
Explore the rich history of Marrakech by visiting palaces, a mosque, tombs and a museum. This historical walk begins at the intricately carved gate of Bab Agnaou, heading through narrow and busy streets that take you to the entrance of the 16th-century Saadian Tombs. Hidden for centuries, these princely tombs are ornamented with some of the finest examples of Moroccan Andalusian decorative art.
Next, the walk proceeds to the ornate gate of the 12th-century El Badia Palace, its former opulence pervading despite it being largely in
ruins. Another brief walk through the handicraft and spice markets of the Jewish quarter ends at the 19th-century Bahia Palace. Unlike El Badia, this palace is in excellent condition. Used as the French governor’s residence during the colonial days, it has a freshness and tranquillity that provides a welcome contrast to the bustle of the streets outside. Another stately 19th-century home, only 200 metres away, is Dar Si Said, now the Museum of Moroccan Art, housing some of the finest collections of jewellery, carpets, green and earth-toned pottery,
leatherwork and oil lamps.
Majorelle Gardens – with its electric-blue walls, Majorelle Gardens are the home of the Yves-Saint Laurent Museum which houses an important collection of clothing, haute couture accessories, as well as sketches and assorted objects.
The Secret Garden – most popularly known as Riad Loukrissi. It comprises of two large gardens and one of the highest towers of the Medina. The museum provides you with a wealth of historical information about Marrakech’s architecture and gardens.
Menara Gardens – known for its acres of Olive trees and a grand water basin with a beautiful Minzah (view), used as an inspiration for Amanjena’s iconic architecture.
A 45-minute drive from Amanjena and home to ancient mosques, kasbahs (forts) and cliffside Berber villages, the foothills are ideal for hiking and picnicking.
Celebrated for its vivid blue doors, ancient harbour, Portuguese forts and seafood restaurants, this coastal village is just a two-hour drive from Marrakech.
Amanjena is a spacious and stylish hideaway in the peaceful Palmeraie area of Marrakech. With its huge rooms, beautiful pools and immaculate gardens, it is the perfect luxury Marrakech oasis. The Aman ethos is evident everywhere with impeccable service. Amanjena, the first Aman Resort on the African continent, means “peaceful paradise,” (aman is Sanskrit for “peaceful,” while jena means “paradise” in Arabic). This stunning, serene hotel is set out around the central feature of the ancient bassin (irrigation pool) which lies at the heart of the property. Rooms at Amanjena are divided between 32 pavilions and 7 two-storey maisons and are all expansive and decadent in design with high ceilings, huge amounts of space and elegant Moroccan-inspired decor. The pavilions have domed living areas, open fireplaces and private courtyard with gazebos, sofas and dining areas.
Inspired by the rose-hued buildings of old Marrakech and its 12th-century Menara gardens, palatial Amanjena lies just outside the fabled Red City. Amid shady courtyards with petal-strewn fountains, traditional earth-toned pisé-de-terre walls give way to the central basin – it’s this ancient-style reflection pool that helps nourish the gardens and its date palms, olive trees and bursts of exotic flora. Vaulted ceilings and Moorish arches house cool, elegant interiors. Exquisite Moroccan, Italian and Japanese cuisines can be savoured in distinct settings on the property. Amanjena’s elegant Restaurant with its fountain and skylight is joined by two eateries with views across the pool and gardens. As well as five spa treatment rooms, two marble-lined hammam suites open onto their own private courtyards and host an array of treatments tailored to individual needs.
Amanjena’s five-star Pavilions and Maisons are cool, elegant dwellings with Berber carpets scattered over zellij-tiled floors. The sound of running water in fountains soothes while chaise longues and candle lanterns lend classic Moroccan ambience. Several offer private heated pools. Rooms at Amanjena are divided between 32 Pavilions and 7 Maisons. Like Byzantine temples, the 32 rotund Pavilions have up-lit domes, beneath which king-sized beds sit centrally surrounded by acres of space. Cedar doors slide open to reveal bathrooms where pink pillared baths set in blue-green marble await wannabe Cleopatras. There are also twin vanities, twin dressing areas, twin sunbeds, twin sunhats and two pairs of Amanjena Havaianas.
Pavilion rooms are further categorised into Pavilions, Pavilions Bassin (with sweeping views over the irrigation pool), Pavilions Piscine (with 25m private pool). Maison are further categorised into Maisons, Maisons Jardin (with garden courtyards) and Al-Hamra Maison. Each air-conditioned Pavilion comprises a bedroom with domed living room area, king-size bed, spacious bathroom and dressing area, open fireplace, mini-bar, private courtyard complemented by a gazebo, a lounge sofa and dining area. The Maisons are distinguished by an upstairs master bedroom and bathroom. The ground floor has a living and dining area with connecting bedroom and bathroom. They also come with a private swimming pool and gazebo. The Al-Hamra Maison is the largest available and has an extensive main pavilion with lounge and dining areas and two bedrooms which are linked by an open passageway which leads to a large garden with dining pavilions and a 36 metre swimming pool.
Al Hamra Maison
The Al-hamra Maison and is the largest accommodation at Amanjena. There are two huge bedroom suites connected by a corridor and also an enormous living area and palatial private dining room. The suite also features an open fire place and a private butler service. The maison has a large swimming pool (36 square metres) set in private gardens.
There are two 2-storey ‘maisons’ which each have 2 en-suite bedrooms a living area, fire place and large private garden courtyard and swimming pool. They also feature a fireplace, a large minzah, a butler’s pantry and a shade tree. Each two bedroom Maison Jardin features seven-metre-high ceilings and offers 572 square metres (6,157 square feet) of living space, including a garden courtyard and a butler’s pantry.
There are 6 two-storey ‘maisons’ each have two en-suite bedrooms a living area, fire place and private garden with own swimming pool. Each Maison ’s courtyard enjoys its own private heated swimming pool, most with views directly over the bassin. Ideal for larger parties, each two-bedroom Maison features seven-metre-high ceilings and offers 360 square metres (3,875 square feet) of living space.
The Pavilion Piscine rooms have their own 25 square metre heated pools, Berber carpets, Zellij-tiled floors with soaring mirrors and extended private gardens. Courtyards feature large lounging couches flanked by black lanterns as well as zellij fountains recessed into the terracotta-tiled floors. Chaise lounges and Maillechort candle lanterns lend Moroccan ambience. For families or couples travelling together, the courtyard’s facing cedar doors can be opened to the adjacent Pavilion. All Pavilions enjoy a pillared minzah (gazebo.)
Pavilion Bassin rooms average 175 square metres (1,883 square feet) and are located next to the central irrigation pool known as the Bassin. Pavilions Bassins have a king size bedroom with open plan living area with views of the irrigation pool. Courtyards feature large lounging couches and all Pavilions enjoy a pillared minzah (gazebo).
There are 18 Pavilions which have large domed bedrooms with king-size beds, a wood-burning fireplace, daybed, desk and en-suite marble bathroom. Each Pavilion has it’s own garden with gazebo with loungers. Pavilions lie beneath their own graceful Venetian stucco domes and are an average size of 175 square metres (1,883 square feet). Each has access to a garden courtyard that overlooks the golf course or olive groves.
Both restaurants at the five-star Marrakech resort are decorated with traditional Moroccan elements, from the central, scalloped onyx fountain in the main Restaurant to the coral-hued tadelakt walls draped with Moroccan leather horse saddles in the poolside eatery. Local ingredients and culinary traditions inform the cuisine, complemented by a range of cocktails served at the airy bar, where smoke-tinted mirrors are joined by old Berber daggers and Arabic swords in scabbards of deer antler, camel bone and olive wood.
Combining Berber traditions with Moorish, Andalusian and middle-eastern influences, Morocco’s varied cuisine is a kaleidoscope of flavours. Its centuries-long standing as a cosmopolitan centre has led to Marrakech’s unique culinary tradition, which is embraced and embellished in the dishes prepared by Amanjena’s chefs.
Enjoy the freshest seafood prepared precisely to your taste at the Japanese Restaurant. Featuring both a sushi bar and robata grill, the informal izakaya-style cuisine takes centre stage in the atmospheric surrounds.
The Pool Terrace
- Open for breakfast and lunch.
- Serves light meals and refreshments.
- Situated alongside the main swimming pool.
- Enjoys views of olive groves, fairways and the High Atlas Mountains.
The Lounges & Bar
- Two Lounges frame the gracious Arrival Pavilion.
- One serves afternoon tea, the other cigars drinks and shisha.
- Glass-enclosed with open fire in winter.
- Open to cooling breezes in summer.
- Atmospheric setting for pre- and post-dinner drinks.
Set in the property’s olive grove, the Caidal tent is a romantic spot for a candle-lit private dinner. Accompanied by live Moroccan music, a variety of menus are available featuring specialities such as lamb méchoui, the subtle flavours of which are developed over many hours cooking underground.
The hotel offers a cigar lounge, a library, a heated outdoor pool and children’s pool, clay tennis courts and a luxurious spa with two hammam suites complemented by showers, jacuzzi, washrooms and a glassed-in whirlpool that opens onto a relaxation courtyard with a bubbling fountain.
- Amanjena’s spa is home to two hammams complemented by showers, washrooms and a glassed-in whirlpool that opens onto a relaxation courtyard with a bubbling fountain.
- Cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.
- Light-filled and spacious with timber floors.
- 33m outdoor heated pool with views over olive groves and fairways towards the Atlas Mountains.
- Separate heated children’s pool.
- Located within the colonnade adjacent to the swimming pool. Locally-crafted products include hand-woven caftans, shawls and tablecloths, as well as art, jewellery, brass lanterns and pottery, all available for purchase.
Amelkis Golf Club
- The rolling fairways of Amelkis golf club, one of morocco’s best, run directly alongside Amanjena. Two minutes away, the 18-hole Al Maaden Golf Course is joined by the 27 holes of Marrakech Royal Golf Club, a narrower layout with lush vegetation and gardens that date back to the 1930’s.