A Weekend In Marrakech

By Amber Gibson
Although still off the beaten path, Morocco is one of the fastest growing vacation destinations for American travelers, beguiling for its beautiful architecture, desert landscape, great shopping and distinct North African culture. The country’s long, rich history reflects Berber, Arabic, Roman, Moorish and French influences in cuisine, clothing, language and art.



It may only be Morocco’s fourth largest city, but Marrakech has become the country’s capital of luxury travel and most popular tourist destination for Americans. Its excellent central location is a great base to explore the Atlas Mountains, Agafy desert and Essaouira’s seaside. People’s reigning ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Idris Elba got married in Marrakech earlier this year and Madonna celebrated her 60th birthday here last year.

Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

Mandarin Pool Villa