Open as of 1 November 2022, the stunning new Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier holds pride of place high on the hills overlooking the vibrant Moroccan city. Originally built in the 1920s as a residence for the king’s advisor, the building has been completely refurbished and expanded to deliver a breathtaking oasis complete with 133 rooms, suites and penthouses, including one Signature Suite, two Penthouses, and one Katara Suite.
Surrounded by 3.5 acres of lush, private gardens, the hotel mirrors the captivating spirit of the Moroccan Riviera. In addition to the plush accommodations, guests will also enjoy a variety of food and beverage venues and rejuvenating wellness offerings, all within a picture-perfect setting that pays homage to the country’s rich history and culture.
Envisioned by OBMI & CCCRA Architects, the property blends its historic, original 1920s features with contemporary touches. Art was also integral to the design, and as such, artwork by local Moroccan artisans is on display throughout. Furthermore, each guestroom showcases elements of traditional Moroccan decor alongside finely crafted textiles, all brought together in a synchronous and vibrant aesthetic.
On the exterior, the expansive grounds are home to unique landscaping which fuses Arab and Andalusian cultures: the native, centenary eucalyptus trees have been preserved and now live alongside thriving palm, olive, citrus, and pomegranate groves.
Gourmands looking for a taste of authentic and cultural cuisine won’t be disappointed: the palace offers seven culinary venues that guarantee access to an abundance of eclectic dining experiences and handcrafted, refreshing cocktails. All managed under the watchful eye of skilled Head Chef Christopher Blake, the array of vibrant restaurants and bars mirror the essence and personality of the hotel, which aims to present extraordinary cuisine with specially curated menus, all complemented by varied entertainment.
Crudo is the hotel’s Northern Mediterranean restaurant, which serves heartwarming cuisine for every meal of the day, from bountiful breakfasts to laid-back lunches and sublime suppers. Clémentine, meanwhile, offers fresh, seasonal ingredients skillfully incorporated into wholesome and nutritious dishes.
During the golden hour, the ambience outside takes an effervescent turn at Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar, inviting guests to mingle over poolside cocktails while listening to the eclectic rhythms of resident DJs. For those searching for a cosier experience, then Origin is the perfect venue. Here, guests can savour creative cocktails crafted by expert mixologists using ingredients hand-picked from the palace’s vegetable garden.
Embarking on an odyssey from Doha to Tangier, Parisa is a genuine interpretation of Persian hospitality – a juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, opulence and restraint, guests can look forward to sampling shareable dishes overflowing with international spices and herbs. Choose to sit either on the outside terrace or pass through the hidden entrance to Innocents, a speakeasy-style bar, where an enchanting oriental-infused soundtrack sets a sultry yet glamorous vibe.
The Fairmont Spa is a haven of tranquillity that encourages guests to reconnect to the mind, body, and soul through the power of potent, natural elements. Spanning over 26,000 square feet, this space is entirely dedicated to well-being and was thoughtfully designed to emphasize the destination’s authentic character and foster a connection to the native Moroccan surroundings. The holistic venue boasts ten treatment rooms, myriad outdoor spaces bathed in natural sunlight, a vitality pool, a private spa, a solarium, and a hammam.
Explorers can also eat their hearts out thanks to the hotel’s prime location, which is within easy reach of the city’s many hidden gems. Offering a curated list of exclusive local experiences, the Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier is putting the secrets of this fabled destination in the spotlight. From hidden offshore fishing spots to horseback riding on the beach at sunset, private boat excursions and authentic Moroccan cooking classes, there’s an activity for every preference. Chefchaouen and Asilah, two must-visit cities, are also located nearby.