Set up on a hillside above atmospheric Tangier, the Fairmont Tazi Palace is a love letter to Moroccan craftsmanship. Built in the 1920s as an opulent residence for one of the king’s advisors, it has been meticulously restored to its original splendour and filled with vibrant mosaics, carved woods and rich fabrics by local artisans, bringing the very soul of the city into its palatial spaces.
The hotel is nestled in a century old eucalyptus forest and dotted with palm trees, olive groves, citrus and fig trees, a veritable oasis that make the outside spaces an absolute delight to spend time in. The swimming pool is at the very heart of everything; around it you’ll find both places to lounge in the sun and al fresco areas spilling out from some of the seven restaurants and bars that the Fairmont Tazi Palace boasts. Each brings flavours from a different area of the world, a reflection of the global influences alive in the city.
For those searching for pure relaxation, the hushed sanctuary of the spa is the place to find it – you can try a traditional hammam ritual, soak in local oils or enjoy the vitality pool and solarium.
The rooms, suites and penthouses have balconies and terraces that look out over the city towards the mountains or into the lush surrounding forest. With decadent marble bathrooms and original art in every room they are the epitome of Mediterranean-influenced glamour and a homage to the city the hotel calls home.