GLA Hotels is to open its first property in Marrakech early next year. The palace hotel is situated in a 15-acre park to the south of the city centre, close to three golf courses and featuring a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and a private collection of Arabian horses available for hire.
Scheduled to open in January 2012, the Selman will offer 56 rooms and suites, as well as five private riads, two restaurants, a library bar, and spa facilities with 15 treatment rooms, indoor and outfoor pools, a hammam, Turkish bath and gym.
The property will also be home to 16 Arabian horses – ten thoroughbreds and six further horses which can be hired by guests during their stay.
The hotel has been designed by Jacques Garcia, a French designer responsible for properties including the renovated La Mamounia in Marrakech, the Hotel Coste in Paris, la Reserve in Geneva, and the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo. The Selman is being developed and marketed by GLA Hotels.
The property is located around five minutes’ drive from the city’s Medina, and close to three golf courses to the south of Marrakech. For more information visit glahotels.com, and a round-up of ten new, established and forthcoming hotels in Marrakech, click here.
Report by Mark Caswell