Hotel Recognized by Architectural Digest in the Heart of Morocco
Spiritual, intellectual, historic, and exotic—Féz is an electric city in northeastern Morocco, with the world’s largest medina and bustling city center calling visitor’s names. From its perch overlooking the city’s ancient medina, the Hotel Sahrai remains the perfect place to stay while exploring Féz—offering a chic sanctuary of relaxation and luxury just outside the city center. Sophistication and modernity taking on the traditional, the five-star hotel was designed by the architect and Paris-based designer Christophe Pillet and enjoys spectacular views of the largest medina in the Arab world and surrounding city, taking in twelve centuries of history in one grand swoop. The hotel stands on the former site of General Lyautey’s (the military governor of the French from 1907 to 1925) summer home and still contains some of the original structure and intricate detail. Architectural Digest recognized the property for its outstanding design and encapsulation of the property’s name, Sahrai, derived from the Arabic word for magic.
The hotel contains 50 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, washing the space in natural light. Designed to express extravagance blurred with simplicity and tradition, the fabrics and paints used are harmonized in grey and orange tones, adding warmth to the rooms and creating a welcoming atmosphere that becomes hard to leave.
The hotel offers several amenities including a state-of-the-art health club, a panoramic infinity pool, Techno Gym fitness room, and a Givenchy spa on site. The Givenchy Spa is located in the heart of the hotel and is an oasis of tranquility, beauty and relaxation built to embody the Givenchy spirit. The spa has five treatment rooms, a private Jacuzzi and a Givenchy boutique showcasing the Givenchy Fashion House’s products.
The hotel has two bars and two restaurants on-site. The Relais de Paris Restaurant serves a Parisian brasserie menu, while the Amarz Restaurant invites guests to sample gourmet Moroccan and Lebanese cuisines from the surrounding areas. The rooftop Jungle Bar serves tapas and an extensive drink menu over sweeping views and Fez and the surrounding hills, making it a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the evening’s balmy Moroccan weather.
When you aren’t basking in the delightful ambiance of the Hotel Sahrai, check out the beauties and spectacular contrasts of Féz. Begin your exploration of the city with a guided walk through the world’s largest Medina and slip into small workshops and souks where you can purchase anything from colorful rugs to handcrafted leather. Make time to take tours of the surrounding countryside and explore Berber villages nearby to encounter true Moroccan culture and lifestyle.
The captivating Hotel Sahrai is an outstanding property that immerses you in luxury just steps away from some of Féz’s most spectacular sights. For a chance to stay at the beautiful Hotel Sahari, take a look at our upcoming tours of Morocco.