La Mamounia, in Marrakech, Morocco, is one of the most iconic sites in the imperial city. This historical five-star palace hotel, known as the “Grande Dame”, underwent an important restyling project designed by Jouin Manku Studio.
Located in the heart of Marrakech, La Mamounia is one of the most iconic sites in the imperial city. Developed on a surface area of eight hectares, it is characterized by a large garden full of citrus trees, olive trees, rose bushes, cactuses, bougainvilleas, fig, and banana trees.
An exotic, luxurious and refined place whose history dates back to the XVIII century, when King Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah offered to his four sons, as a wedding gift, a house, and a garden located outside the Kasbah. The most famous was the one offered to prince Mamoun, who used to hold extraordinary garden parties, and inspired the name “La Mamounia”. The hotel attracted many famous people over the years, including Winston Churchill, who defined it as “one of the most beautiful places in the world”.
Le Bar Marocain
The Iconic Five-Star Hotel Known As the “Grande Dame”
Recently, the iconic five-star hotel known as the “Grande Dame”, underwent an important restyling project designed by Jouin Manku Studio. Its new look enriches the timeless charm of this place while adding a touch of modernity. They told us: “The first time we visited La Mamounia, we had that strange and comforting sensation of time slowing down, of life becoming simpler. Keeping hold of that feeling, we walked around the different spaces, breathing in their potential. Strolling around and happening upon chance encounters with unusual and magical places became our scenario for this new story”.
The acclaimed duo composed of designer Patrick Jouin and architect Sanjit Manku gave greater dynamism to the hotel, by introducing new convivial spaces and environments, mainly dedicated to food & beverage. The many bars and restaurants are in fact the main characters, each with its own distinctiveness.
The Bar Marocain, the Churchill Bar, and the Oenothèque
Ester furniture collection by Pedrali, designed by Patrick Jouin, was selected to furnish some of these interior spaces, including the Bar Marocain, the Churchill Bar, and the Oenothèque. Ester is a mix of ergonomics, elegance, and functionality. Its soft and graceful lines along with the great comfort offered by the seat, distinguish the hotel interiors while matching the oriental flair.
Le Churchill Bar
Close to the gardens, the Bar Marocain is a peaceful spot where the guests can take some time to relax. A big counter with a metal top, recalling the local culture, welcomes Ester barstools in the combination of colors satin bronze and cognac, tones that reflect the essence of this place. The same barstools furnish also the Churchill bar. An intimate space, in the middle of which is a block of sculpted black marble. The Oenothèque introduces a unique and innovative concept: it hosts a four-meter table in stone and lava stone surrounded by Ester armchairs and more than 2,000 bottles of wine, lit by a chandelier of cords.
Natural materials, like stone, find place also in the pool bar, the focal point of the garden. An environment characterized by the charm of historical times. Step tables by Pedrali, with marble top, complete the design setting.
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