After having discovered Jardin Majorelle , let’s relate the history of an other moroccan treasure..Tucked within the Palmeraie, the Palais Namaskar boasts all the best of the art of receiving. With 41 villas and suites with customized design and surrounded by a number of pools, this luxury hotel promises an ideal and unexpected stay. The space imposes its serenity. With the Atlas mountains in the background, the building sprawls over five hectares of which a third consists of bodies of water. After passing through the front gate, it’s lakes and pools bordering the gardens (bougainvilleas along with orange, lemon, bamboo, palm, and hundred-year old olive trees) that meet and dazzle the eye. Rows of columns and buildings with Mauresque and Andalusian influences topped off with gilded domes delight the senses. With adobe-walled farms and troops of sheep or camels, the decor is introduced like a dreamed or idealized vision of the region. 7 kilometers of drapings, more than 100 Murano chandeliers, hundreds of square meters of marble and carpets… this is an oasis of good taste and elegance in pure Moroccan style.
Philippe Soulier, the property’s French owner/constructor, avid practicer of astrology and feng shui, left the harmony of this dwelling to architect Imaad Rahmouni. With water as a mirror, a fountain as a song, rounded edges, a lack of thorny plants, and a balance of lines, one of the most sublime buildings of our times springs forth from the earth. Within this space you can also appreciate the fireplace, a series of veilings, soothing colors – grey, oatmeal, taupe, or off-white – and immense bathrooms… The essential elements are impalpable when it comes to this breed of plush chic.
The Namaskar also offers its guests certified organic and natural cuisine. Perhaps the biggest treat of all is on the menu at the Spa Namaskar. In partnership with Aromatherapy Associates and Ila, two brands that use natural and organic products, this spa offers a number of specific programs – stress management, anti-aging, treatments for expectant mothers… This is a haven of peace, healing, and discovery.