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Six two-bedroom Riads at Sir Richard Branson’s award-winning Moroccan retreat

Riads at Sir Richard Branson’s award-winning Moroccan retreat

Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat Kasbah Tamadot has announced the addition of six brand-new two-bedroom Riads, which are now available to book for travel from September 2024. The award-winning hotel in the spectacular Atlas Mountains, which was the debut episode for the fifth series of BBC Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby, is part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection and will offer the six new Riads alongside its existing 29 rooms and suites, which include 11 luxury Berber Tents and the Master Suite – a miniature replica of the Kasbah itself.

Each of the new Riads will feature two bedrooms, sleeping four people in a spacious Deluxe Pool Suite and a Deluxe Room connected by a separate living area, offering the perfect accommodation for families or small groups. Patio doors in the living space will lead out to a private pool and a large terrace complete with sun loungers, as well as a typical Moroccan rooftop terrace with a covered lounge area and fireplace.

The interiors of the Riads will be beautifully and individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings, in keeping with the hotel’s existing décor and reflecting its authentic and peaceful surroundings, as well as featuring antiques and items from the vast collection of Kasbah Tamadot’s former owner, renowned antiques dealer and interior designer Luciano Tempo. Hand-woven soft furnishings, including bathmats and rugs, will be made by local artisans supported by the Eve Branson Foundation (EBF), the not-for-profit organisation spearheaded by Sir Richard Branson’s late mother that works closely with Kasbah Tamadot to deliver artisanal training, protect the local environment and provide healthcare and education within the community. Guests to the hotel can also purchase similar handmade products at EBF’s local craft centres, with proceeds going directly back to the artisans.

David Redouane Assabbab, General Manager of Kasbah Tamadot, commented: “We are thrilled to announce the addition of six new Riads to our magical retreat here in the Atlas Mountains. The land that we are developing has always been an unused part of our grounds and we’re extremely excited to be able to make the most of it and bring a further choice of accommodation to our future guests. 

“This expansion of Kasbah Tamadot’s offering will provide luxurious and self-contained accommodation for families and small groups to relax in, whilst also enjoying the many activities and authentic experiences that we have to offer. In true riad style, they will be centred around their own private pool and peaceful garden, with incredible views of Mount Toubkal from the roof terrace – fitting additions to our very special hotel.”

Kasbah Tamadot also offers a host of activities during guests’ stays, from tennis to trekking or simply relaxing in the traditional Hamman. Guests are also warmly invited to immerse themselves in the unique Berber culture with its 100% Moroccan team, which makes the hotel so unique, and through experiences such as mule trekking, Berber cooking lessons, learning to bake Berber bread and taking tea at a house in the neighbouring village.