Amanjena

Amanjena (peaceful paradise) is the first Aman resort on the African continent and is located just outside the ancient city of Marrakech. Set within an oasis of palms and olive trees, Moorish heritage is reflected throughout the pisé-walled resort, including the Morocco luxury pavilions that radiate out from an ancient bassin, echoing the style of a sultan’s palace.  Amanjena's sunset-red-coloured private pavilions are spacious and exquisitely designed; some with private pools, all with multi-faceted high domes with dimmer switches to highlight or lowlight the occasion and wood-burning sunken fires appealing to primal desires. The terraces have pillared gazebos with cushioned seating areas and candle lanterns creating a secluded area to chill or dine, from sunrise to sunrise.  Amanjena is honest and faithful to the ethos of Morocco, using exotic local materials to maximum effect. The chorus of colours at Amanjena, turquoise, midnight blue, burnt rouge, muted glazed greens and rose pink; serenade the beauty of its surroundings: olive groves and fruit trees, snow-capped Atlas Mountains, authentic Berber villages and the intriguing Medina of Marrakech. The health and beauty centre, with indigenous hammams or steam rooms, alongside a glass-encased whirlpool, is both quintessentially Moroccan and deeply nourishing.

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Pavilion

The resort’s air-conditioned Pavilions lie beneath graceful stuc Venetian domes. The pale peach-coloured walls feature a lustrous tadlekt finish, a treatment originally reserved for waterproofing hammam (steam bath) walls. Under the dome is a king-size bed and a wood-burning fireplace brightens the living area. Other furnishings include a daybed and a desk finished in Moroccan leather, as well as a cherry-wood chair. Ouarzazate green marble finishes the bathroom with its stepped and columned bathtub, twin vanities, soaring mirrors, twin dressing areas and separate shower and toilet. Berber carpets are scattered about the zellij-tiled floors.

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Pavilion Bassin

The Pavilions Bassin enjoys sweeping views over the central irrigation pool, sliding glass and cedar doors that lead to each Pavilion’s garden courtyard with views either of the golf course or of olive groves. The pale peach-coloured walls feature a lustrous tadlekt finish, a treatment originally reserved for waterproofing hammam (steam bath) walls. Under the dome is a king-size bed and a wood-burning fireplace brightens the living area. Other furnishings include a daybed and a desk finished in Moroccan leather, as well as a cherry-wood chair. Ouarzazate green marble finishes the bathroom with its stepped and columned bathtub, twin vanities, soaring mirrors, twin dressing areas and separate shower and toilet. Berber carpets are scattered about the zellij-tiled floors.

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Pavilion Piscine

Pavilions Piscine (pool pavilions) have their own 25-square metre heated pools and extended private gardens. The pale peach-coloured walls feature a lustrous tadlekt finish, a treatment originally reserved for waterproofing hammam (steam bath) walls. Under the dome is a king-size bed and a wood-burning fireplace brightens the living area. Other furnishings include a daybed and a desk finished in Moroccan leather, as well as a cherry-wood chair. Ouarzazate green marble finishes the bathroom with its stepped and columned bathtub, twin vanities, soaring mirrors, twin dressing areas and separate shower and toilet. Berber carpets are scattered about the zellij-tiled floors.

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Maison

Amanjena’s six two-storey, two-bedroom Maisons rise seven metres from floor to ceiling in a variation of the Moroccan town house. The living area, located on the ground floor, features an arc-cut fireplace, a zellij wall fountain and a small bathroom. The self-contained guest bedroom, with its queen-size bed, bathroom with separate shower and toilet, dressing area and separate courtyard entrance, is also located on this floor. The master suite upstairs features a king-size bed and divan, while the en suite bathroom is defined by marble columns, a domed shower, a pillared green marble bathtub and separate toilet. Each Maison’s courtyard enjoys its own private heated swimming pool, most with views directly over the bassin.

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Maison Jardin

The Maisons Jardin features a fireplace, a large minzah, a butler’s pantry and a shade tree. Each rise seven metres from floor to ceiling in a variation of the Moroccan town house. The living area, located on the ground floor, features an arc-cut fireplace, a zellij wall fountain and a small bathroom. The self-contained guest bedroom, with its queen-size bed, bathroom with separate shower and toilet, dressing area and separate courtyard entrance, is also located on this floor. The master suite upstairs features a king-size bed and divan, while the en suite bathroom is defined by marble columns, a domed shower, a pillared green marble bathtub and separate toilet. Each Maison’s courtyard enjoys its own private heated swimming pool, most with views directly over the bassin.

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Al Hamra Suite

The largest accommodation unit is the Al-Hamra Maison. This graceful abode features an extensive main pavilion with a large indoor living and dining area, an open fireplace and private butler service. Two bedrooms are linked by an open passageway to the shared garden which offers two minzahs for dining and lounging as well as a private 36-square metre heated pool.

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The Restaurant

The Restaurant is open for dinner and specialises in authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine. Soft lighting lends warmth to the generously-proportioned room, centred by a scalloped onyx fountain surrounded by olive trees beneath a commanding central skylight. Arched moucharabieh wood screens decorate the upper reaches of onyx pillars while the tinted plâtre ciselé walls are the colour of honey, chiseled with Berber designs. Banquettes and tables line the walls. During the summer months, dinner seating is moved outdoors.

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Thai Restaurant

The Thai Restaurant, situated alongside the swimming pool, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The light-filled room features banks of glass doors and coral-tadlekt walls decorated with old Moroccan leather horse saddles.

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Pool Terrace

The Pool Terrace meanwhile is open for breakfast and lunch, overlooking the pool and adjacent golf course. Guests can also enjoy private dining in their Pavilion or Maison. Special dinners or buffets to celebrate a unique occasion can be arranged.

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Caidal Tent

Upon request, intimate dinners accompanied by local music can be organised in the Caidal Tent, a traditional and romantic venue situated in an olive grove. Featuring clusters of cotton-sabra armchairs.

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The Bar & Fumoir

The Bar is ideal for casual dining, pre-dinner aperitifs and post-dinner nightcaps. Located just off Amanjena’s entranceway, the venue is airily cool in summer and warmly welcoming during winter with its open fireplace and ambient lighting. Smoke-tinted mirrors along with old Berber daggers and Arabic swords in scabbards of deer antler, camel bone and olive wood decorate the walls. Housed within The Bar, The Fumoir offers a selection of cigars.

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Spa

Amanjena’s Spa features two Turkish-style hammams (steam baths) complemented by showers, washrooms, a dressing area and a glassed-in whirlpool. The whirlpool opens onto a fountain courtyard bordered by a two-metre pisé wall. Spa treatments ranging from traditional Moroccan gommage (scrubs) to a selection of massages can be enjoyed at Amanjena’s Spa. Other services include reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Private treatment rooms offer a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation.

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Pool

Amanjena’s 33-metre heated outdoor swimming pool is finished in glittering green tiles of écaille de poisson-cut zellij. Chaise lounges and umbrellas line the pool’s terrace, framed by hibiscus. The pool area features a pisé-style arch over a wide wall fountain and a separate shallow pool.

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