Chic, intimate, design-minded
Kilometer 18, Route N9 212 (0) 661-213-149 212 (0) 664-414-653 Peacockpavilions.com
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At a Glance
A stylish designer hideaway outside of Marrakech.
- The hotel’s tribal-chic design
- The hotel’s philanthropic aspect, supporting the nonprofit Project Soar
- The intimate yet spacious pavilions that are perfect for groups
Peacock Pavilions, an oasis of calm and high design, lies 20 minutes outside of Marrakech. Tucked in an olive grove with vast views of the Atlas Mountains, this intimate resort is located on 8.5 lush acres of gardens and green space where the hotel’s namesake peacocks rove. The designer and owner, Maryam Montague, who also wrote Marrakech by Design, has created a magical retreat adorned with brightly colored lanterns, exquisite patchwork quilts, plush Persian rugs and intricately decorated wallpaper. She describes her aesthetic as tribal-chic, and combines contemporary pieces with authentic Moroccan elements at her hotel.
The main pavilion houses a large salon with a library of design books and guidebooks and The Souk, Montague’s curated boutique with one-of-a-kind wares like handmade jewelry, hand-embellished home furnishings and exotic textiles. There is also an arcaded terrace for breakfast and lunch and an African-inspired dining room. Breakfast highlights include the fresh breads, made in the village’s communal oven. Dinners are a three-course affair and often served outside at a candlelit table in the garden or inside a painted Arabian tent. The Moroccan cuisine is fresh, using vegetables and fruits that are sourced from the property’s garden.
Visitors sleep in one of two guest pavilions, which can be bought out or booked individually. The spacious houses, Atlas and Medina, have two and three bedrooms, respectively, along with private patios or rooftop terraces. Medina even has its own rose garden. A pool, outdoor cinema and yoga pavilion are on property for guests’ enjoyment and the hotel can arrange day trips or excursions to Marrakech or beyond. Many guests, however, opt to hideout on property for yoga, art or meditation retreats. This mindful haven supports Montague’s non-profit Project Soar, which works to empower Moroccan girls through art, sports and English lessons as well as with healthcare aid.
Who Should Stay
Groups or couples who want a stylish and private hideaway and don’t mind being 20 minutes outside of the city.
- Kira Reinke