Just a stone’s throw away from Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Majorelle Garden, boutique hotel Maison Brummell Majorelle recently made its debut in Marrakech, Morocco.
The eight-room property, conceived by New Zealand architect Bergendy Cooke with local firm Amine Abouraoui Architects, is the third addition to Austrian hotelier Christian Schallert’s Brummell portfolio.
A playful take on Arabic architectural elements, the façade is covered in Tadelakt, or polished plaster, while the forms of the three-story structure pay homage to the ancient rampart walls of the Marrakech Medina. Reminiscent of a sand castle or sculpture, the openings of the building naturally give way to the private interior spaces. Gray and pink terrazzo is widely used both inside and out, creating harmony between the two areas.
Once inside, guests are greeted by reception and a small lounge on the ground floor, where three 323-square-foot bedrooms—complete with private gardens and outdoor baths—are also located. Below, on the hotel’s lower level, a lounge, dining area, kitchen, outdoor spaces, pool, and a traditional hammam with a plunge pool and massage room are featured. The remaining five 258-square-foot bedrooms, all with private terraces, occupy the second floor.
Casual luxury is conveyed throughout Maison Brummell Majorelle, with modern touches mixing with classic designer furniture and artisan-made pieces, including brass lamps and tables, wooden bed bases, and more. Works by various artists, like Barcelona-based photographer Maite Caramés and Swedish artist Per Henrik Adolfsson, also bring the property to life.