Party at the Palace – Palais Amani in Fez Exclusively
11 Mar 2015
Experience the magic of a private riad for an exclusive use celebration at Palais Amani in the heart of Morocco’s third city
Steeped in centuries old traditions and culture, Fez makes a fascinating holiday destination. As the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco, its medina is one of the best-conserved historic towns of the Arab-Muslim world and the largest in Africa. Set with its ancient walls, Palais Amani is an immaculately restored luxury riad with a panoramic roof terrace and mosaic-tiled hammam. There are shaded courtyards fragrant with jasmine and citrus, terraces in which to sip a glass of mint tea or indulge in a massage using Morocco’s famous argan oil.
Imagine this all to yourself. For a true taste of life in an authentic Moroccan riad exclusive use means immersion in the lifestyle, customs and traditions yet with the ultimate privacy for a group of family or friends. A riad really is the ultimate exclusive-use holiday pad – full of history, style and charm, yet peaceful and private due to its inward-facing design.
The beauty of the building is that each room is different, from low beamed to high ceilinged but all are exquisitely designed with the same high level of comfort from crisp Egyptian linens to soothing decor. The 14 bedrooms divide into Classic Rooms, some of which overlook the courtyard gardens, Luxury Suites, some of which are spread over two floors and Exceptional Suites, with views across to the hills and private roof terrace.
Guests will get to sample authentic Moroccan gastronomy with French touches during their stay. The chef at Palais Amani can create meals using seasonal produce from the market and breakfast is an unhurried three-course affair. A new tapas menu is now available to accompany drinks from 11am each day.
Away from Palais Amani, explore the locale with an escorted trip to the famous tanneries of the medina, visit the Roman ruins at Volubilis – the best preserved in North Africa, or hike the Atlas Mountains visiting rural mountain villages.
Cookery classes involve a tour of the souks with the chef to gather the ingredients before creating authentically spiced dishes back at the hotel. For special occasions, traditional musicians, lute players, Berber tents and themed dinners can be arranged. The hotel can cater for any special occasion, from hen and stag parties, to anniversaries and Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Exclusive use for the entire hotel, sleeping 30, costs from £1,950 a night (24,750.00 dirhams) with a three-course traditional Moroccan breakfast. Extra beds cost £45 including breakfast (the property can sleep up to 40). Two-course lunches and dinners from £20 per person; tapas parties on the roof terrace with a cocktail from £18 per person; drinks from £5 per person for soft drinks or from £17 for a half bottle wine and a bottle of water to accompany meals, per night.
An average full house stay with 30 guests with one tapas evening and entertainment, one dinner, one lunch, a medina excursion and one treatment and return airport transfers costs £295 per person per night.
www.palaisamani.com 12 Derb el Miter, Oued Zhoune, Fes Medina, 30000, Morocco