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Palais Namaskar in Marrakech Joins Oetker Collection

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The Palais Namaskar a luxury property in Marrakech, Morocco, has joined the Oetker Collection as part of its masterpiece collection.

Palais Namaskar is Oetker Collection’s second hotel outside Europe, following the announcement to open Le Bristol Abu Dhabi in 2013.

The hotel is located in between the Atlas Mountains and the Djebilet Hills in Marrakech and is a 30-minute drive from Marrakech International Airport and just 20 minutes away from the medina Jemaa El-Fna – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Palais Namaskar offers a picturesque setting, spreading across 40,000 square metres of scented and manicured Balinese-inspired gardens. Built with cascading water features and lakes, the hotel boasts of Feng Shui-inspired architecture with delicate touches of Moorish and the Andalusian.

 “We are very excited to add Palais Namaskar as an additional masterpiece in our exclusive collection. Palais Namaskar is an exceptional hotel that fits perfectly with our portfolio – a magical and exclusive place in Marrakech – and perfectly complements the unique heritage of Northern Africa, backed by our global luxury reputation,” said Mr Frank Marrenbach, CEO of the Oetker Collection. “Palais Namaskar is much more than a hotel, it’s a destination, a vision of luxury, an authentic experience that has come to be associated with the Oetker Collection over the years. Indeed, we are thrilled to extend our world-renowned luxury standards for the first time in Africa through this modern-day Palace.”

Talking about the association with Oetker Collection, Mr Philippe Soulier, Developer and Owner of Palais Namaskar, said, “The Oetker Collection has a proven track record in developing masterpiece hotels and we are proud that Palais Namaskar now becomes a new pearl in their beautiful collection of exceptional and highly individual luxury hotels. I am individually honoured to working with Oetker Collection to make this hotel such a unique masterpiece in the region.”

The Palais Namaskar offers guests its own private jet service, which takes them from Casablanca Airport to the hotel in just 30 minutes. The private jet can be utilized for transfers to other Oetker Collection properties, with interiors reflecting the iconic look, feel and design of Palais Namaskar. The hotel also offers limousine transfers to guests from various parts of Morocco.

Set to open its doors in the first half of 2012, Palais Namaskar boasts 41 Villas and Suites, including a host of palaces such as pool palace, mountain palace and water palace, a delectable choice of gastronomic experience at its two restaurants and a bar lounge.

Mr Samir Daqqaq, Senior Vice-President (Development) - Middle East and Africa at Oetker Collection, said, “The announcement is part of our ambitious growth plans in the Middle East and Africa, which remains one of the fastest growing markets, especially in the hospitality and tourism environment. We plan approximately 10 to 15 hotels within the next 10 years in carefully selected destinations in Europe and Middle East.”

Palais Namaskar also offers outdoor event and banqueting services, coupled with a 650-square metre world-class spa with two famous brands offering purity, energy and balance besides well-equipped gymnasium facilities for relaxation.

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