Morocco: Indulge your senses!
Our World | On 29, Sep 2011
Following on from Chris’s recent piece on Morocco I thought I would have my say also.
To start with, flights with BMI – why on earth don’t we use them more often? Real people, solid service, love Terminal One! Imminently about to increase their service to five weekly direct flights.
The new Four Seasons Hotel – a great location, everything you would expect from Four Seasons PLUS efficient, smiling staff, really eager to please – a strong competitor (at last) to La Mamounia. And here’s the surprise… a DMC who managed to eclipse even the great Four Seasons with their creativity, hard work and amazing attention to detail. It takes a lot for me to say that.
Exclusively Morocco – this team demonstrated a professionalism that was a pleasure to behold and experience at every stage of the game. On a busy Saturday night our table for ten was at the ready at every one of the nightclubs and restaurants we visited – these included the Jad Mahal, Pasha, Bo & Zin and Le Comptoir Darna.
It was a hectic schedule and our transfers were always at the ready (holding the traffic up on many occasions to ensure that we missed out on nothing!). We were given purses of coins for tipping around the famous Djemaa El Fna Square (the beating heart of this city) and even fresh carrots to feed the mules on the Atlas Mountains safari to Kasbah Tubkal – this is where the hippies hang out and we enjoyed an incredible Barbecue lunch with views to die for.
The exclusivity of a feast in the Palm Grove was utterly charming and authentic and for more of the real thing look at private dinners at the Riad Yacut or the Suleiman Palace. It was hugely gratifying to come across the Beldi Country Club – a short distance from the City. A boutique hotel with incredible in/out function space for product launches, award ceremonies, gala dinners and conferences – very comfortable for up to 500 and a conference producer’s dream for a truly creative show (There’s a refreshing ‘no holds barred’ attitude here as well).
I also must mention the utterly delightful, classic boutique hotel, Dar Rhizlane for a perfectly thought out, fresh and balanced meal in the gardens on the return transfer to the airport.
Marrakech is getting better and better, there’s something for everyone. Forget the order and predictability of your life and indulge your senses!
Susan Sexton, Events Team