Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Destination Find: La Mamounia, in Marrakech

After a three-year hiatus, the legendary La Mamounia, in Marrakech, is
back .......and this is exactly where I want to be today!!!!!! .....do you want to join me....

If you ever saw the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock movie The Man Who Knew Too Much, with James Stewart and Doris Day, then you will remember La Mamounia as the couple's refuge during a harrowing few days in menacing--as Hitchcock portrayed it--Marrakech.


La Mamounia was beloved by Winston Churchill, who used it in the early 1940s as his winter quarters. He painted the gardens from his balcony in the suite named after him. When Charles de Gaulle stayed there, a special bed was made to accommodate his towering frame. Yves Saint Laurent, who called Marrakech his second home and lived there on and off for many years, was a habitué.

Besides the hotel, there is Marrakech itself.........









Read this article in Town & Country Travel to really get you inspired.......
Photographs by Maura McEvoy

8 comments:

Alba said...

I enjoy reading your last post.

beatrice De said...

Ouah, have you been in that hôtel ? beeing with a tour, I could'nt even go and see inside. Better to travel alone. That looks... BEAUTIFUL.

A little coucou from Lausanne, Switzerland.

Susan said...

Enchanting place, Gypsy. I'd like to stay there a night but it's way out of my price range. ha! Loved reading the article, too. Thanks for putting that in. Your posts are so interesting! Hope you have a great day! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

AuroraSuzette said...

Ahh Gypsy, thank you. Wouldn't I love to be in that marketplace, maybe wearing slippers like the ones in your pics.

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful riad. So atmpspheric and so Marrakech

Pooch Morning Glory said...

definitely my kind of place.
cheers
~laura

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wonderful pictures! I've been there!
greetings from Holland,
Ineke

Bohemian said...

I could certainly make this a Home away from Home! *swooning* I am going to have to Google this place and do a Post about it now! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian

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