Amanjena
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Amanjena
Route De Ouarzazate
Km 12
Marrakech
Morocco
Telephone:
+212 524 39 90 00
Fax:
+212 524 40 34 77
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Hotel Description
Amanjena is the first Amanresort on the African continent. The resort's 32 Pavilions, six, two-storey Maisons and the largest accommodation, the Al-Hamra Maison, are set within an oasis of palms and mature olive trees. Amanjena's rose-blush walls mirror Marrakech, known in Arabic as Al Medina al-Hamra (the red city). The resort's design emulates the old Moorish pis´┐Ż (packed earth) buildings, as well as the Berber villages that cling to the High Atlas Mountains. Marrakech was brought to radiant life by the brilliance of 11th-century Almoravid irrigation. Water is no less the unifying element of Amanjena, which has as its centrepiece, a large bassin, traditionally a holding pool to collect water for irrigation. Amanjena's pavilions and maisons extend from the bassin, fanning out in two directions, separated by reflecting pools in a landscape of lawns and vines, emerald-clay roofs, marble fountains and glittering hand-cut, glazed tiles (zellij). The entrance to Amanjena is through hand-crafted double oak doors leading to the central promenade. There are open-air fountains on either side of the entrance and colonnaded walkways. Amanjena (which means "peaceful paradise") opened in 2000.
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
Pavilions: The resort's 18 air-conditioned Pavilions include a bedroom-living room and spacious bathroom and dressing area. The living area consists of a high, domed ceiling, a king-size platform bed and an open fireplace. Brass lanterns and Berber carpets discreetly reinforce the Moroccan theme. Furnishings include a daybed with an accompanying table and chair. The suites have a mini-bar, a CD player and a TV/DVD, while green Moroccan marble and a soaking tub in a garden setting highlight the bathroom. Each pavilion has its own private courtyard along with a pillared minzah (gazebo) and a fountain.

Pavilions Bassin: Six Pavilions Bassin are located around the central bassin and are of the same design as the Pavilions.

Pavilions Piscine: Eight Pavilions Piscine, also of the same design, each have their own 25 sq m heated pool and an extended private garden.

Maisons: Amanjena's four two-storey Maisons rise seven metres from floor to ceiling in a variation of the Moroccan townhouse, with trines of second-floor windows looking inward, as if to a garden courtyard. The living area, located on the main floor, features an arc-cut fireplace, a zellij wall fountain and a small bathroom. The guest bedroom, with its queen-size bed, full bathroom, double change areas and separate courtyard entrance, is also located on the entry level. Upstairs, the bathroom is defined by marble columns, domed shower, toilet rooms and a pillared, green-marble tub. The bedroom comes with a king-size bed and divan. The Maisons also offer a private 25 sq m swimming pool, a garden and minzah.

Maisons Jardin: Two Maisons Jardin have garden courtyards and feature a floor fountain, a minzah, an outdoor fireplace and butler service as well as a pantry.


Al-Hamra Maison: The largest accommodation is the Al-Hamra Maison, which comprises two pavilions, a large and separate living and dining area with an open fire place and its own private butler service. Al-Hamra Maison also enjoys a private 36 sq m heated pool and two minzahs for dining and lounging. Total superficies of Al-Hamra is well over 1,000 sq m.