Palais Namaskar is a lush, 12-acre oasis of quiet luxury rising out of the Moroccan Palmeraie sands beneath the imposing Atlas Mountains. Opened as a luxury hotel and spa in 2012, this Feng Shui energy-infused retreat just outside of Marrakesh is an Oetker Collection sister to the prestigious Le Bristol in Paris and Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, existing in an award-laden service stratosphere well beyond its five star designation.
Exquisitely designed by French-Algerian visionary Imaad Rahmouni, Palais Namaskar is at once timeless and modern, blending Moorish architecture with interiors of calm sophistication. Every detail has been infused with the principles of Feng Shui, harmoniously balancing water, fire, wind, wood, and metal through cascading water features, scented Balinese-inspired gardens, and flickering lamplights illuminating its pathways. Spread across this extensive beauty are the property’s 41 rooms, suites, villas, and palaces—each a private sanctuary enveloped in lush gardens, spacious self-contained terraces, and personal plunge pools surrounded by harmony ponds and bougainvillea. Not to be outdone, the interiors show off their own extravagant displays of sophistication, promoting the ‘five elements’ atmosphere with greenery brushed glass showers, central soaking tubs, open fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows filling the elegant interiors with natural light. The 27 exclusive Suites and Villas offer a more lavish open-air stay defined by private butler service, sumptuous private swimming pools, and panoramic views of the stunning Atlas Mountains. Families and groups should opt for one of the property’s three Palaces, which have been transformed from the Kuwaiti prince’s guest rooms into a palatial home-away-from-home for discerning travelers.
At Palais Namaskar, the toughest decision any guest has to make is deciding which secluded corner will host their retreat. The gardens, pools, private terraces, and even the desert beyond all offer uninterrupted moments of quiet luxury, whether practicing yoga or indulging in a private picnic of gourmet delicacies. Palais Namaskar specializes in 100-percent organic menus crafted from the hotel’s own plantation and showcases a delightful array of Moroccan-heightened French cuisine within the poolside pavilions and Murano chandeliers of its signature Le Namaskar restaurant. Authentic Thai and casual “dip and dine” lunches are also possible, but the star establishment is without a doubt the rooftop No Mad Bar, where one can sip mint-infused Cosmoroccan cocktails while also drinking in the silhouette of the Atlas Mountains and the glowing city of Marrakesh all at once.
From arrival to departure, guests are enraptured in the wellbeing and tranquility-minded practices of Palais Namaskar. Moments within the innovative Spa Namaskar promise menus of programs to battle stress and foster serenity, while the fitness center’s team of sports coaches ensure an active regimen of mind and body-strengthening activities, from Thai boxing and circuit training to hatha yoga and Tai Chi. For those able to tear themselves away from the oasis that is Palais Namaskar, they will find themselves at the door to the desert and foothills, able to set out by foot, camel, horse, ATV, private jet, and hot air balloon through the wild and rugged Atlas Mountains and rural Marrakesh. The Palmeraie is one of the most beautiful oases in Morocco and the home to remote Berber villages, luxury overnight experiences in the Sahara, and some of the best golf courses in the country. And as one experiences the buzz of Marrakesh’s effervescent medinas and souks, they can find peace knowing they are never too far from the peaceful paradise of Palais Namaskar.Request Information