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Review of Amanjena

Aman’s properties across the world are always a little special and the Amanjena property in Marrakech is no exception. Lying just outside of the city within an oasis of palm and olive trees with a design based on a sultan’s palace, Amanjena offers 40 Pavilions and Maisons radiating out from a reflective basin or irrigation pool lying at the heart of the property. 

There are seven restaurants, bars and lounges onsite including the Moroccan Restaurant for a taste of authentic Morocco and the informal izakaya-style Japanese Nama Restaurant by the main pool. The Caidal Tent is perfect for romantic private dining set within an olive grove whilst The Bar offers cocktails highlighted with Moroccan herbs, a cigar humidor and Shisha during the summer. 

The Spa offers four private treatment rooms with an extensive spa menu of therapies and beauty treatments using the Aman skincare product range. There is also a Finishing Salon, two Turkish-style hammams (one for men, one for women), a Fitness Centre, a 33-metre outdoor heated pool, a children’s pool, two floodlit clay tennis courts, a two story library and a boutique offering locally crafted products. For golfers, the Amelkis Golf Course surrounds Amanjena whilst the Royal and Al Maaden Golf Courses are just a few minutes’ drive away.

Amanjena translates as "peaceful paradise"  - and that it is. 

9 / 10
Location

Aman’s properties across the world are always a little special and the Amanjena property in Marrakech is no exception. Lying just outside of the city within an oasis of palm and olive trees with a design based on a sultan’s palace, Amanjena offers 40 Pavilions and Maisons radiating out from a reflective basin or irrigation pool lying at the heart of the property. 

There are seven restaurants, bars and lounges onsite including the Moroccan Restaurant for a taste of authentic Morocco and the informal izakaya-style Japanese Nama Restaurant by the main pool. The Caidal Tent is perfect for romantic private dining set within an olive grove whilst The Bar offers cocktails highlighted with Moroccan herbs, a cigar humidor and Shisha during the summer. 

The Spa offers four private treatment rooms with an extensive spa menu of therapies and beauty treatments using the Aman skincare product range. There is also a Finishing Salon, two Turkish-style hammams (one for men, one for women), a Fitness Centre, a 33-metre outdoor heated pool, a children’s pool, two floodlit clay tennis courts, a two story library and a boutique offering locally crafted products. For golfers, the Amelkis Golf Course surrounds Amanjena whilst the Royal and Al Maaden Golf Courses are just a few minutes’ drive away.

9 / 10
Accommodation

Aman’s properties across the world are always a little special and the Amanjena property in Marrakech is no exception. Lying just outside of the city within an oasis of palm and olive trees with a design based on a sultan’s palace, Amanjena offers 40 Pavilions and Maisons radiating out from a reflective basin or irrigation pool lying at the heart of the property. 

There are seven restaurants, bars and lounges onsite including the Moroccan Restaurant for a taste of authentic Morocco and the informal izakaya-style Japanese Nama Restaurant by the main pool. The Caidal Tent is perfect for romantic private dining set within an olive grove whilst The Bar offers cocktails highlighted with Moroccan herbs, a cigar humidor and Shisha during the summer. 

The Spa offers four private treatment rooms with an extensive spa menu of therapies and beauty treatments using the Aman skincare product range. There is also a Finishing Salon, two Turkish-style hammams (one for men, one for women), a Fitness Centre, a 33-metre outdoor heated pool, a children’s pool, two floodlit clay tennis courts, a two story library and a boutique offering locally crafted products. For golfers, the Amelkis Golf Course surrounds Amanjena whilst the Royal and Al Maaden Golf Courses are just a few minutes’ drive away.

10 / 10
Service & Facilities

Aman’s properties across the world are always a little special and the Amanjena property in Marrakech is no exception. Lying just outside of the city within an oasis of palm and olive trees with a design based on a sultan’s palace, Amanjena offers 40 Pavilions and Maisons radiating out from a reflective basin or irrigation pool lying at the heart of the property. 

There are seven restaurants, bars and lounges onsite including the Moroccan Restaurant for a taste of authentic Morocco and the informal izakaya-style Japanese Nama Restaurant by the main pool. The Caidal Tent is perfect for romantic private dining set within an olive grove whilst The Bar offers cocktails highlighted with Moroccan herbs, a cigar humidor and Shisha during the summer. 

The Spa offers four private treatment rooms with an extensive spa menu of therapies and beauty treatments using the Aman skincare product range. There is also a Finishing Salon, two Turkish-style hammams (one for men, one for women), a Fitness Centre, a 33-metre outdoor heated pool, a children’s pool, two floodlit clay tennis courts, a two story library and a boutique offering locally crafted products. For golfers, the Amelkis Golf Course surrounds Amanjena whilst the Royal and Al Maaden Golf Courses are just a few minutes’ drive away.

10 / 10
Style

Aman’s properties across the world are always a little special and the Amanjena property in Marrakech is no exception. Lying just outside of the city within an oasis of palm and olive trees with a design based on a sultan’s palace, Amanjena offers 40 Pavilions and Maisons radiating out from a reflective basin or irrigation pool lying at the heart of the property. 

There are seven restaurants, bars and lounges onsite including the Moroccan Restaurant for a taste of authentic Morocco and the informal izakaya-style Japanese Nama Restaurant by the main pool. The Caidal Tent is perfect for romantic private dining set within an olive grove whilst The Bar offers cocktails highlighted with Moroccan herbs, a cigar humidor and Shisha during the summer. 

The Spa offers four private treatment rooms with an extensive spa menu of therapies and beauty treatments using the Aman skincare product range. There is also a Finishing Salon, two Turkish-style hammams (one for men, one for women), a Fitness Centre, a 33-metre outdoor heated pool, a children’s pool, two floodlit clay tennis courts, a two story library and a boutique offering locally crafted products. For golfers, the Amelkis Golf Course surrounds Amanjena whilst the Royal and Al Maaden Golf Courses are just a few minutes’ drive away.

9 / 10
Restaurants & Bars

There are seven restaurants, bars and lounges on offer at Amanjena. 

Savour authentic local dishes to the sound of local musicians at the Moroccan Restaurant, with its dinner menu inspired by the culinary traditions of Morocco in addition to dishes from Arva, Aman’s signature Italian restaurant which celebrates seasonal family classics. The all-day menu features Berber culinary traditions mixed with Moorish, Andalucian and Middle Eastern influences. Centred around a marble fountain, housed within the elegant Arrival Pavilion, the restaurant is lit by a retractable skylight. 

Nama Restaurant with fresh seafood brought in on a daily basis from the coastal fishing village of Essaouira, is sited close to the main swimming pool, centred by a robata grill and sushi counter, where guests may watch the chefs at work. Nama celebrates Japan’s UNESCO-protected washoku cuisine with beautifully plated sushi and sashimi at the heart of its menu. 

The Pool Terrace, situated alongside the main swimming pool and shaded by an array of gracious arches from the heat of the midday sun, enjoys wonderful views out over the olive groves, fairways and the High Atlas Mountains. Open for breakfast and lunch, The Pool Terrace serves light meals, salads, grilled meats, seafood and refreshments. 

There are two lounges on property open throughout the day, framing the Arrival Pavilion with Afternoon Tea being served in one and in the summer, Shisha in the Sunset lounge. They are glass enclosed with open fires in the wintertime whilst in the summer, they are open to the cooling breezes. 

The Bar’s atmospheric setting of repetitive columns under a soaring ceiling complements its easygoing elegance, perfect for pre and post dinner drinks with a cigar humidor available for smokers. Expect extraordinary signature cocktails from a master bartender, blended from the finest spirits with the fruits and herbs of Morocco. His craft may be shared with guests at private cocktail classes.

 The Caidal Tent is perfect for romantic dining and special events with a traditional Moroccan menu and is positioned in the olive grove over a bed of carpets with musicians serenading with traditional pieces. 

The finest Mediterranean and Moroccan specialities are showcased every Sunday with barbecues sheltered from the midday sun within Amanjena’s ancient olive grove.

Sustainability

Aman as a brand is highly aware of, and sensitive to, the sustainable well-being of its guests, staff, suppliers, the environments and communities that surround their properties, society in general and the planet. Their sustainability strategy encompasses all the projects of their hotels and resorts around the world and sorts them into four tenets - local heritage, local culture, environment protection and social responsibility, as recommended by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). 

Their Environmental Protection plan respects and preserves native milieus and ecosystems with tree planting, protection of mangrove, coral and sea turtles, clean beach initiatives, and preservation of open lands. They are also committed to waste management by reducing, recusing and recycling rubbish; composting food waste; preserving water with low flow equipment and use of grey waters; using LED lighting in all properties for energy efficiency; eliminating single use plastics; providing education programmes for young guests at Aman’s Nature Discovery Centers and growing organic producing within kitchen gardens at resorts.

With local heritage, 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites are on or close to an Aman property and the group supports them actively either in kind or financially and well as protecting man-made, natural or spiritual landmarks and supporting them.

With local culture, all the hotels support local artisans through purchasing and encouraging guests to do the same. They also celebrate local cuisine in at least one restaurant in every property with cooking classes dedicated to the local cuisine; activities for guests in the kitchen gardens and at local farms where they choose the produce to cook and then eat.

Their social responsibility programme promotes gender equality and diversity; protects children; have programmes to tackle issues for women, children, against poverty and hunger. All properties support local school programmes and orphanages and offer support for female led businesses to create economic independence. Hotel employment priority is given to locals, supporting local agriculture in culinary art, purchase of local products, fair trade and using only cage free and free-range products. All properties offer healthy, sustainable, organic, seasonal food for guests and staff as well as proving the healthcare of employees and local communities.

What We Love

  • Amanjena: Its quite hard to believe that the resort is over twenty years old. When it opened in 2000, Amanjena set a new bar for luxury hotels in North Africa. With its “contemporary but classical” architecture, Aman’s incredible service, fabulous restaurants and superb accommodation, all the major hotels in the region have raised their game to compete.

  • Location: Amanjena is 8 kilometres from the Medina - so not really a walk. However, the resort offers an escape from the hustle & bustle of Marrakesh central. It is an easy transfer into the centre of the city where you can dine, shop and enjoy the scene ... it is comforting to know that your Aman is there waiting for your return!

  • Facilities: With just 40 Pavilions and Maisons, a superb 33-metre piscine, seven restaurants, bars & lounges, an Aman Spa, tennis courts and excellent golf courses nearby – Amanjena is a must for any visitor to Marrakesh - it really is a "peaceful paradise".

    Varun Sharma
    Editor In-Chief
    BusinessClass.com

What They Love

Design: The extraordinary and timeless architecture if Amanjena was inspired by ancient Moorish heritage. Designed by the late renowned architect Ed Tuttle, who travelled to southern Spain to see the Alhambra palace, and across Morocco to numerous mosques and the 12th century Menara Gardens for inspiration, Amanjena sits around an emerald reflective bassin that immediately conjures up sentiments of zen-like calm. 

Privacy: The resort provides the space, peace, and discretion of a private haven for those seeking tranquility without being too far from the main attractions of Marrakech or adventures in the Atlas mountains or Agafay desert for travellers look for an active holiday.

Guests: Guests are always captivated by the vibrant mix of colours from the rose-hued architecture, to the lush green of the trees and bassins and the rich blue of the sky. Amanjena caters to all - families, couples as well as solo travellers looking for an active, cultural, or relaxing getaway 

Sven Van den Broeck
General Manager
Amanjena

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