In Marrakech, you don’t have to be Scheherazade to bask in the wonders of the 1001 Nights under the stars, because a mere five-minute walk from the town square takes you to one of the most stunning place to stay in the wonderful capital of the 11th-century Moroccan Berber Empire, La Sultana Marrakech.

The most beautiful property in this city of mosques, palaces and gardens, La Sultana comprise five vintage buildings in the heart of the Kasbah. This authentic Signature Hotel 5* Deluxe is a timeless palace and a proud member of both the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and of Great Hotels of the World groups. Designed for lovers of hotels where every piece of architecture is unique, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the royal palaces, museums and souks.

La Sultana Marrakech is an impeccable hotel that pays the greatest attention to detail. Every corner is interesting. Impressively designed Moroccan-themed décor pampers guests right from their first step into the wonderful structure. In spite of this, the real jewel of the hotel is the incredible team of people who work tirelessly to ensure that every visit is as enjoyable as possible.

La Sultana Marrakech is composed of several riads— traditional Moroccan chateaux with interior gardens or courtyards—each boasting a specific identity, a spa, a fitness room, and a heated swimming pool. The traditional Moroccan royal residence features a central patio with all the windows overlooking the interior rather than the outdoor as in European houses. This makes it advisable for globetrotters who seek light and luminosity to book the deluxe suites with private balconies.

The panoramic terraces boats superb views of the Royal Palace, Koutoubiya Mosque and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains far away. The exotic ambiance is enhanced by enchanting patios bordered by large palms and orange trees. The rooms and suites indulge with high vaulted ceilings adorned and decorated in precious woods, marble and copper, and littered with paintings and objets d’arts.

La Sultana is strategically located. Walking distance away from the hotel is the Medina of Marrakech. Founded in 1070–72 by the Almoravids, the old city quarters within modern-day Marrakesh have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. The thousand years of history make the Medina a true open- air theatre that always amazes visitors. The Red City’s main attractions—the Jemaa El Fna square, the Saadian Tombs, the Royal Palaces and the Bahia Palace—are all within walking distance from La Sultana. An arabesque adventure at Marrakech, the Red City is never complete without tasting the specific cuisine of North Africa’s unique mixture of Arab and sub-Saharan African cultures.

Overlooking the Medina, The Grill of the Hanging Gardens at La Sultana is the ideal lunch spot to combine a visit to the imperial Kasbah with local cuisine tasting and gourmet safaris. Inspired by the Moroccan folklore, the skewers are specially prepared to pamper and vertically displayed to amaze visitors. The home-made French fries are served in a clay pot imitating the original cones made from paper. Under shades, lunch continues in the magical atmosphere of La Sultana: authentic, unique and confidential.

The magic continues into the starry night. A private course on Moroccan cuisine takes guests among the thyme, mint and olive trees nearby. Guests can pamper their taste buds with the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa; from couscous dishes to multilayered pies and delicately flavoured tagines. Located at the crossroads of many civilisations, the cuisine of Morocco is a mélange of Arab, Berber, Moorish, French, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian, and Jewish influences. As time flows with delight, the mood and whims follows with the moment. What more could one want?