Certain extraordinary occasions deserve the perfect setting to make them truly memorable. For a really exciting choice the Es Saadi Gardens & Resort, in the heart of the upscale Hivernage neighbourhood in the Golden Triangle of Marrakech could be just the answer. The Palace is built among 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens facing the Atlas snow-capped mountains, only a short stroll from the bustling souks and Djemaa el F’na square, creating a perfect oasis to escape the crowds, whilst still being in the heart of the city and in the heart of the action. The Es Saadi Gardens & Resort offers the possibility of taking areas for all your wedding needs: a villa for a honeymoon, the Palace for family and friends with elegant areas to hold the wedding itself.
There will be a dedicated team whose job it is to make dreams a reality, and to help organise the event exactly as required, so that guests have a magical, unforgettable experience. Enjoy stunning traditional feasts or imaginative twists on contemporary cuisine conjured up by the hotels chefs for your pleasure and delight.
Inside the Palace spa is the Dior Institut, the first to open within a hotel outside France, the only other Institut is in Paris. For brides this must be the ultimate in beauty with treatments using cutting edge technology and combining three of the fashion house’s founding principles – 3D Massage, Micro-Abrasion with sapphire particles and Dior Anti-Aging active concentrates – these treatments promise instant results and with a full team of make- up experts the Dior Institut for everything bridal is bar none.
The 3000 sqm Palace Spa has a 1000sqm terrace with views over the Red City’s pink walls and is home to Oriental Thermae®, a detoxifying programme that uses heat and cold to rejuvenate tired bodies. Exclusively to the spa are signature massages which vary in intensity to cleanse the body and re-balance the harmony in mind. There is also the Spa Suite, a spa within a spa, that can be used exclusively, creating an ideal setting for relaxing and enjoying the award winning treatments with friends and family. The Spa Suite is totally private with a changing room, two treatment tables, a private Moroccan hammam, twin balneotherapy and a relaxation room. This is the perfect haven to experience genuine well-being and absolute relaxation in private.
The hire of the Spa Suite gives access to all treatments on the menu except the Dior Institut treatments, hair coloration, cut and treatments.
The Es Saadi gastronomy is well known and the Resort has six restaurants serving the finest traditional and international cuisine, prepared using local produce with fruit and vegetables coming directly from the hotels own organic farm just outside the city. Es Saadi is also the home to the Casino de Marrakech which was the first-ever to be built in North Africa in 1952, and its theatre, once graced by Josephine Baker, is today the TheatrO Nightclub which plays host to top DJ’s from around the world and is the hot night spot in the city. For a great night out dine at L’Epicurien at the Casino, which is one of the best restaurants around, with live evening performances; the feeling is not dissimilar to Ronnie Scotts, but with the advantage of large terraces to sit out on in the evening; then try your luck at the tables before moving next door to TheatrO to catch the floor show and dance the night away with music from top, international DJ’s.
With almost 3000 sqm of space available, and 13 lounge areas, there is room to welcome up to 500 guests, with three types of accommodation – Villas, Palace and Hotel – offering a grand total of 250 rooms and suites. The resort can adapt and tailor everything to clients’ specific needs. The reception rooms and lounges, personalised service and dedicated team allow you to organize your event exactly according to your needs and desires. With multiple activities available – from swimming pool, tennis courts and spa, to the Casino de Marrakech, L’Epicurien restaurant, and TheatrO nightclub – There are many activities including golf, trips to the beautiful Ourika Valley or relax in the beautiful gardens by the largest pool in the city. For a truly romantic experience take a dawn ride on a hot air balloon over the Berber villages surrounded by the majestic mountains and have a Berber breakfast by yourselves in the desert. Alternatively you can take more than one balloon with family and friends – truly, your guests will never be bored.
Just 10 minutes from the airport at Es Saadi Gardens & Resort everything possible can be achieved to creating hen and stag weekends, looking after families with small children to arranging the wedding itself, all without leaving the resort so the bridal couple and their families have no worries and can really enjoy the most special day of their lives.