Marrakech's Stable Hotel
A new luxury hotel in Marrakech will feature a private collection of 16 Arabian horses – including 10 purebreds – for guests to hire on its 15-acre plot of land close to the Atlas Mountains.
Hotel Selman was designed by French interior designer Jacques Garcia, who was also responsible for the Sultan of Brunei’s Parisian pied-à-terre. The hotel will have 56 rooms and suites, five private Moroccan riads, two restaurants, a library bar and a spa, and is slated to open in March this year.
In November 2010, Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism announced its Vision 2020 initiative, which aims to make Morocco one of the top 10 travel destinations of the world by 2020. This goal certainly looks achievable with a string of high-end hotel openings slated for 2012, including the Taj Palace Marrakech, the Pearl by Hivernage, and Palais Namaskar Marrakech.